New York University is thinking outside the average dorm to make college more affordable.
With tuition and housing more than $60,000 per year in one of the most expensive cities in the world, the college is having an affordability crisis.
To alleviate some of the costs of living, the private university is launching a pilot program to pair students with older New York City residents with extra room in their apartments.
Some are calling the housing option “grandma’s spare room,” as The Guardian reported. Students will be living with senior citizens and other residents near the university who may be struggling financially, but have extra space. Students won’t be working for their elderly roommates and aren’t there to be nurses or caregivers — everyone is just living the New York dream under the same roof. Read more…