Budgeting for your service year
In addition to a biweekly living stipend, you’ll receive free healthcare coverage, and deferment of your student loans during your AmeriCorps service year. To help you envision how to make your budget work, we’ve offered some resources below about living in, and getting around, Austin, TX.
Affordable neighborhoods in Austin
Wondering where many of our College Possible AmeriCorps coaches live? Here are three Austin neighborhoods to scope out for housing if you’re looking for an affordable one-bedroom apartment. They’re easily accessible by public transportation and stipend-budget friendly.
Looking for a roommate?
You’ll have a chance to meet fellow incoming coaches before the school year begins for more roommate possibilities. You can also check out Diggz and Silvernest, apps offering roommate matching and house sharing services.
Getting to work
Getting around Austin is a breeze with public transportation, rideshare and bikeshare options. Check out CapMetro for details on affordable fares or monthly passes. CapMetro even offers opportunities to share a ride with other commuters through its rideshare program.
Austin is designated as a gold level bike friendly community. Check out this biking Austin map to see how easy and safe it is to get around by bike. MetroBike also offers affordable bike share plans, from a single ride to an annual membership.