NEW YORK — New York University is helping students save money with a program that houses them with senior citizens who have spare bedrooms.
It starts with 10 to 15 students this coming fall.
Participating students will pay $5,000 a year, thousands of dollars less than the cheapest on-campus housing option. Almost all of the money will go to their senior hosts.
It could be a big help for students straining under NYU's $66,000 annual bill for tuition, room and board, which is among the most expensive in the nation.
The students will not be caregivers but may pitch in on small chores like changing a lightbulb or carrying laundry from one room to another.
NYU officials say the initiative will be expanded if it's popular.