FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

We’re sure you have questions. Go ahead and find the answers.

Can I request an apartment or roommate?

Yes! You can search for roommates using Hornet Housing. Information on roommate matching through Hornet Housing will be distributed via email before the room selection period. Please note that your options are based on availability and we cannot guarantee that you will be assigned with your preferred roommate. If no selection is made during Room Selection, then Hornet Commons will auto-assign based on the roommate profiles. After the completion of Room Selection week, Hornet Commons will continue to accept roommate requests. These requests will be taken into consideration but are not guaranteed. We do our best to satisfy all of our roommate requests.

 

Can I pay my bill with a credit card? Is there an extra charge?

Absolutely! You can check your balance; pay your rent via our online system with VISA, MasterCard, Discover Card or E-Check. There is a convenience fee for using a credit cards when making a payment. However, there is no additional charge if you pay through your bank account.

Can I pick my bedroom?

Bedroom placement will be made based on availability. Hornet Commons will work to accommodate as many roommate requests as possible, and place residents according to their room style preference. If no selection is made during Room Selection, then Hornet Commons will auto-assign based on the roommate profiles.

Can I use my financial aid to pay for my rent?

Yes, you may use financial aid to pay rent. However, financial aid funds will be distrusted to our residents directly and not Hornet Commons. Residents will need to make their payment to Hornet Commons once their financial aid is provided. Please note that financial aid usually is disbursed after the first payment is due so you will need to make a payment and then reimburse yourself when you receive your aid.

When is my first payment due?

The first payment is due on the 15th of the month prior to your move-in month. For example, if your lease is signed with an August 2023 move-in date, then payment will be due on July 15th. Also, the next payment due is due on the first of the following month.

When can I move in?

Residents can move-in to Hornet Commons according to their lease start date.

Do I need a guarantor?

No. However, we encourage all residents to have a guarantor. If an approved guarantor cannot be obtained, we will accept a security deposit of one (1) rent installment. The security deposit does not go towards any future rent payment.

What types of leases are available?

Hornet Commons has both academic (9 month) and full year (12 month) leases available.

Do you allow pets?

We love pets at Hornet Commons! We charge a $300 non-refundable pet deposit fee and $30 monthly pet rent. No more than one animal is permitted in a bedroom and no more than two animals are permitted in an apartment unless approved by Hornet Commons Management. Please contact the Leasing Office for restrictions or other questions.