For Students

Individual Leases

Individual leasing means peace of mind for you. Your financial responsibility is only for your student’s space, unlike many apartments or rental houses where a joint lease is signed. If a roommate transfers to another school or moves out of University Village for any reason, you do not have to worry about having to cover that portion of rent. This is just another reason why University Village is Florida Gulf Coast University’s best residential option for students!

On-site Professional Staff

Our maintenance staff will respond to your student’s maintenance issues quickly and professionally. University Village offers 24-hour emergency maintenance as well so that your student’s comfort is not affected.

Individual Leases
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Individual leasing means peace of mind for you. Your financial responsibility is only for your space unlike many apartments or rental houses where a joint lease is signed. If a roommate moves out of Elara for any reason, you do not have to worry about having to cover their portion of rent. This is just another reason why Elara is your best option! 

Affordable Floor Plans

University Village offers spacious floorplan options, so students can easily find one to suit their needs. We feature two-bedroom and four-bedroom apartments. Students each have their own bedroom and bathroom. Your monthly $50 residential services fee includes utilities (water, sewer and trash), electricity, premium cable, wired and Wi-Fi internet, furniture, access to University Village amenities and so much more!

What does it mean to have an individual lease?
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Individual leasing means that each person is only responsible for their portion of the common areas and their bedroom. If your roommate ends up not coming back for the remainder of their term, you’re not responsible for their payment.

Roommate Matching

If your student does not have a roommate in mind, we can find them one! Each roommate will fill out a Roommate Matching form so that we know their roommate and apartment preferences*. During the summer, we spend weeks reviewing these preferences and matching students up with the best person we can find!   *Apartment preferences do not guarantee a specific unit will be assigned.

Resident Events to Keep Students Involved

While the focus of your student’s college career will be about graduating and landing a fulfilling job, he or she also needs to have fun along the way. At University Village, students will create life-long relationships and connections that will make them even more successful. Our dedicated team plans monthly resident events to get students involved. These events range from pizza parties to karaoke nights, from resume-building classes to gaming tournaments. Annually, University Village will have events such as a Welcome Back Party at the beginning of the fall semester, Resident Appreciation Nights at the beginning of the spring semester and a large competition among residents and staff, as well as many holiday events throughout the year. We will also keep our residents connected to events going on at Florida Gulf Coast University, as well as events happening around town so they don’t miss anything! We want your student to succeed, and that’s whom we thought of first while designing University Village as a Living-Learning environment!

Frequently Asked Questions

What does it mean to have an individual lease?

Individual leasing means that each person is only responsible for his or her portion of the common areas and one bedroom. If your roommate ends up not coming back for the spring semester, you’re not responsible for that payment.

What is included in the rent?

University Village’s lease makes life easy. We offer a $60 utility bundle that covers all utilities (water, trash, sewer, electric, internet). Your rent also includes premium cable, washer & dryer, access to all of University Village’s amenities, and a wonderful staff that is there to help you anytime you need them.

Do you have a roommate matching system?

Yes, we offer a roommate matching system. If you don’t have anyone in mind that you would like to live with, let us match you up with someone! There is a Roommate Matching Sheet that you will fill out to let us know more about what you’re seeking in a roommate and an apartment. Then, we spend weeks in the summer figuring out the best match for you based on that information.

When is my rent due?

You have three installment payment options to pay the entire amount due under the lease – one installment, two installments, or twelve installments. If you choose to pay a single installment for the entire amount, that single installment is due August 1. If you choose to pay in two semester installments, those installments are due August 1 and January 1. If you choose to pay in twelve installments, the first installment is due on August 1 and the remaining eleven installments are due on the 1st of the next eleven months. Please note that these are all installment payment options and not monthly rent.

How do I pay my rent?

• Pay with a personal check, money order, or cashier’s check.
• Pay with a credit card online through University Village’s Resident Portal. Service fee may apply.
• Have your financial institution automatically deduct rent from your bank account each month to send in payment.
• Pay with a check online using your resident portal free of charge!

Do you allow pets?

Pets are not allowed at University Village.

Is there insurance coverage in the event of a fire, theft or natural causes? Does my lease provide coverage for my belongings?

University Village’s insurance will not cover your personal belongings. We suggest getting renter’s insurance for this reason. It is generally inexpensive and will cover your personal belongings if something were to happen.

What if I need to break my lease or don't return for the spring semester?

University Village’s lease is binding and cannot be broken. If you cannot live at University Village after signing your lease, you will need to re-let or find a replacement for your space. Please call the leasing office for information on re-letting.

What if I need maintenance in my bedroom or apartment?

If you need maintenance, simply go to your resident portal on our website and fill out a maintenance request. You can also call or stop by the front desk. If it is an emergency, please notify the front office immediately.

What furniture is provided?

University Village apartments are furnished with a full-sized bed, large desk and chair, and dresser. The living area comes with a comfortable sectional sofa, coffee table, end table and an entertainment stand with a TV (55" 4k Smart TV"). The kitchen comes fully equipped with stainless steel appliances, full-sized refrigerator with ice-maker, microwave, bar stools, dishwasher and washer & dryer.

How do I receive mail and packages?

Your mail will be delivered to your apartment’s mailbox located on University Village’s property. If you receive a package that doesn’t fit in the mailbox, you will receive instructions to pick it up from the on-site office. Other carriers may deliver to your apartment door.

What do I need to bring to my new apartment?

We suggest that you bring:

• Bedding for a full-sized bed.
• Toiletries.
• Dishes/Cookware.
• Kitchen and Bath Towels.
• Decorations to make your new room feel like home!
• TV for your bedroom if you would like one.

What kinds of events do you have at University Village ?

University Village has resident events that range from pizza parties to Taco Tuesdays. Not only is there free food and giveaways at events, but it’s also a great way to meet people!

Are leases for families with children available?

Yes. The Residences at University Village policy is included here for family occupants with a child(ren) under the age of eighteen (18) who is domiciled with (i) at least one parent, legal guardian, or another person having legal custody of the child under the age of eighteen, or (ii) the designee of such parent or other person having such custody, with written permission of such parent or other person. For family households with children, all household members age eighteen (18) or older must: (A) complete an application, and (B) sign the lease as a Resident. For family households with children under the age of eighteen (18), at least two (2) people will be permitted to occupy a single bedroom. If a family household with children under the age of eighteen (18) requires additional occupancy per bedroom, additional occupants may be allowed on a case-by-case basis based on factors including, but not limited to, the size of the bedroom(s) and unit, age of the children, configuration of the unit, any physical limitations of the property, and local occupancy codes. If the child occupant reaches eighteen (18) years of age during the term of the lease, the lease will be allowed to complete its term, but renewal will only be offered in compliance with the occupancy policy as stated. Child occupants who are under twenty-four (24) months at the time the lease is signed will not be counted under the occupancy policy for purposes of maximum occupancy but will be counted for subsequent leases if they reach the age of twenty-four (24) months during the term of the lease. The Landlord has the right to lease any empty bedroom(s). Families should contact the office directly regarding the application for family households, as this process varies from individual leasing and the required forms are not all available electronically.

What if I don't have a guarantor?

No Guarantor? No Problem, we offer Leap as an option! Leap is a quick and easy process that fills in for a guarantor or parent co-signer. Leap's application is free online and takes around 5 minutes to complete. You will get a conditional decision within 30 minutes during normal business hours. Click here to apply or contact the office for more information.