According to the University Student Handbook, a student has to meet specific qualifications in order to be able to live off campus. The qualifications include: student has been on campus four semesters; student is over 21 years of age; student is a part-time or special student carrying less than 12 hours a semester; student is married or a single parent; student is living with parents/grandparents or legal guardian; or student has valid reasons with supporting professional documentation. For most students, if they have enough money to afford the housing, then it’s a great investment. Due to a lack of financial resources, the majority of students decides to live on campus at the University.
A downside to off-campus housing is some students have a full-ride scholarship at the University, so living out of the dorms would be wasting money. Searching for a house/apartment off campus can be slightly difficult, unless a person has connections and gets offered a great price for the place. There are a lot of Clarksville residents who make a business of renting houses to college students. The options of where to live near the University are plentiful, but prices determine if off-campus housing is worth it or not.