Living on your own isn’t cheap. And just like a regular apartment, OCC student housing has rent due every month. If you don’t pay on time, you might get kicked out of your apartment, even if you’re an active college student who goes to class every day. How can you make your payments if you can’t afford to pay out-of-pocket?
Can You Pay for Student Housing with a Credit Card?
If you don’t qualify for financial aid, you can pay for your student housing with a credit card. To make it easier, some student apartments allow you to pay your bill online at any time. If you keep up with your payments, you can start building a good credit score that will make it easier to take out loans and rent apartments in the future.
You can also take out a private loan if you don’t want to deal with a credit card. If you manage to pick up a part-time job, you can reduce the amount of your loan by paying some of your rent out-of-pocket. You can also look for a full-time job during summer and winter breaks to start bringing in some serious income.
Get more information about OCC student housing by visiting The Harbour at Orange Coast College website. If you’re interested, you can talk to a staff member about touring a model apartment that gives you an idea of what to expect. Staff members are also on hand to answer any questions you might have.