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Do College Students Need Renters Insurance or Does a Homeowner’s Policy Provide the Right Coverage?

July 1, 2019

In 2022, the average college family spent an average of $1,199 per student on back-to-college shopping. You need a lot of things for college, but are those belongings safe in your residence hall or off-campus apartment? As you pack up your things for school, you may want to consider ways to protect your stuff. Insurance is one way to protect these items by offering financial protection in the case of a loss. However, knowing what kind of insurance you need to protect your belongings (and liability!) and how much that can cost can be confusing.

The first step is to determine whether your parents have homeowners insurance, then ask them about the terms of that insurance. Will it extend to cover you while at school? Is it enough coverage? If the answer is no to either of these questions, you may want to consider Renters Insurance. But how do you know what to get?

Luckily, I had the opportunity to sit down with GradGuard founder and insurance expert Bill Suneson to get the scoop, which is summarized for you below.

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Why Should You Have Renters Insurance in College?

How much stuff are you bringing with you to college? In today’s day and age, students are packing up their entire childhood room and bringing it with them when they go to college. With gadgets and appliances getting more expensive, the average student doesn’t…

June 6, 2019
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5 Reasons to Have College Renters Insurance

Think of all your personal belongings in your dorm room or apartment, and then try to imagine how much it would cost you to replace them. Is the number in your head a little intimidating? Well, if you have renters insurance, you might not…

November 8, 2018
What to Do If Your Laptop is Stolen
Other Safety

What To Do If Your Laptop is Stolen at College

So you were at the library and got up for a minute. Maybe you left your dorm room door open while running to the bathroom. Maybe you went to check on something while you were doing work in the lounge. Maybe your apartment was…

August 23, 2018
5 Things You Must Do Before WInter Break
Other Student Life

5 Things You MUST Do Before Winter Break

Finals, the holidays, packing for break – you’ve got a lot on your mind and a lot to do (and probably not that much sleep!), no doubt. However, before you head home for winter break from college, there are some things you absolutely MUST…

December 4, 2016
What to Do If Your Laptop is Stolen
Other Safety

What To Do If Your Laptop is Stolen at College

So you were at the library and got up for a minute… or maybe you left your dorm room door open while running to the bathroom… maybe you went to check on something while you were doing work in the lounge… or maybe your…

May 22, 2015
Other Safety

8 Tips to Protect College Students from ID Theft

With young adults making up the largest percentage of the population affected by Identity Theft, it’s safe to say this is an issue college students should be concerned about. Though spending time online is a large part of college life for both studying and…

July 31, 2014
Other Safety

5 Things to Check for Safety in Your New Place

The new school year is fast approaching, and you’ll probably be moving into a new dorm or apartment. The most important thing for you to do upon move-in is to make sure it’s a safe place to live in. The last thing you want…

September 4, 2013