Many students use financial aid, whether it be scholarships, grants, or loans to help pay expenses they have while attending college. Any aid you receive will first be used to cover university charges. If you receive more aid than what… Read More
College students across the country are experiencing housing insecurity, paying only part of their rent, skimping on utility bills, or sleeping in cars or on a friend’s couch. For students experiencing housing insecurity, keeping up with academics can be stressful… Read More
Before signing a lease, it’s important to ask the landlord or rental company questions about the unit. We have outlined some potential questions below.
WE Energies, Milwaukee’s predominant electricity provider, has an Energy Saving Kit that you can obtain for free. What you will get in the kit: Plastic that covers approximately 5-6 windows Caulking A few other items Call 1-800-242-9137 to obtain your… Read More
If you’re not sure what a Utility bill looks like or how to read and understand one, you can learn about it here at Choose Energy! This site shows you how to read a Utility bill by explaining where you… Read More
There are a number of regulations that begin in the winter months that pertain to Milwaukee residents and can sometimes go unnoticed. From December 1st through March 1st, various parking regulations take effect throughout the city. Keep in mind that these parking… Read More
Colder weather can cause spikes in energy bill costs, but following some of these tips can help you save some money while also staying warm. Feel around your house and find drafty doors or windows. Drafts keep your house from… Read More
Form of payment is at the discretion of your landlord. The safest options are check, money order, or online through direct withdrawal from your bank account. Landlords can refuse to accept cash. We recommend avoiding paying in cash in any… Read More
If a landlord is raising the rent, they have to let the tenant know. On a month-to-month lease, the landlord has to tell the tenant 28 days in advance.
Communication is key! Call your landlord and discuss your current situation with them to see if they can be flexible. Check your lease to see what your grace period is, and if/when late fee charges will be assessed. If you… Read More