Frequently Asked Questions

[cs_content][cs_element_section _id=”1″][cs_element_row _id=”2″][cs_element_column _id=”3″][x_custom_headline level=”h2″ looks_like=”h2″ accent=”false” class=”cs-ta-center”]Frequently Asked Questions[/x_custom_headline][/cs_element_column][/cs_element_row][/cs_element_section][cs_element_section _id=”10″][cs_element_row _id=”11″][cs_element_column _id=”12″][x_accordion][x_accordion_item title=”What utilities are included with my monthly rent?” open=”false”]All utilities are included except phone, internet, and cable[/x_accordion_item][x_accordion_item title=”Is there off street parking?” open=”false”]Yes, there is off street parking, and also almost all of the student houses have parking lots.[/x_accordion_item][x_accordion_item title=”I am interested in a looking at properties, how can I set up a showing?” open=”false”]

Great! Give us a call! We will be happy discuss what type of housing meets your needs and set up showings for you!

You can also use our new “Schedule a Tour” feature here on our website!

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Rent typically ranges from $2,700 to $3,200 per semester depending on the unit.

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Rent is due August 1st for Fall semester and January 1st for Spring semester

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You can mail personal check, cashier’s check, money order, or you can bring rent payments of cash into our office.

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Rent includes all basic utilities: water, sewer, electric, heat, trash removal, parking, lawn and snow care.

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Houses do not have central air, tenants are welcome to bring window air conditioning units; the fee is $50 per month. Typically tenants only use these units for 1 to 1 ½ months.

Tenants are also permitted to bring a mini fridge; the fee is $50 per semester.

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Yes of course! We know paying for college can be difficult, we welcome students who will need to use financial aid to pay rent!

If you are paying with loans all we ask is for proof of funds (SIS screenshot, letter from lender, ect..) you then will be granted a financial aid extension for rent due date.

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Depending what type of loan you are applied for and where your refund is scheduled to be deposited depends how you will pay.

If you use the Penn College Bank Mobile Vibe account here are directions how to pay! You can also refer to their website.  https://bankmobilevibe.com/

If your refund is going to another bank account you can simply write a check from that account, obtain a cashier’s check from the bank, take cash out, or if you use online banking you can use bill pay to send payments.

For more information or questions regarding paying your off campus landlord with financial aid contact the college

Financial Aid Office: finaid@pct.edu 570-327-4766
Bursar’s Office: bursar@pct.edu 570-327-4762

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Move in weekend starts the Friday before classes begin.

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Our leases are 2 semester leases, or about 9 months.

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Most of our units do not come furnished, but be sure to ask when looking at our houses! We are happy to help students with furniture if we have extra pieces!

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Our leases are 2 semester leases, or about 9 months.

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Yes! If you wish to stay in your house over summer we would be happy to accommodate and supply you with a summer lease.

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Deposits are $400

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Once you move out and return your key to our rental office, we will inspect the property for damages you should receive your deposit back within 30 days, reminder to please be patient with us at this time as we are very busy inspecting all of our rental properties!

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Typically we do not allow pets, but will take into consideration depending on circumstances

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We have a full time maintenance personnel who will gladly let you back into your house! Please do not break any doors down to get in! We will be happy to let you back in

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Trash days are Monday and Friday mornings

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Anything you bring with you must be taken with you. We will dispose of any trash as long as it is bagged and taken out to the trash containers.

Boxes should also be broken down.

We will not take and large furniture items, you make take anything you would like to dispose of to the transfer station located at 4475 W 3rd St. Williamsport, PA 17701

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You can either make a maintenance request here on our website, or contact our property manager anytime with any maintenance issues.

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Yes! We welcome returning students! Use our new “Reserve Your House” feature here on our website!

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Yes! You would just need to find replacements for their spots. We require the house to be full to rent to a group. For example if you are renting a 3 bedroom house and 2 are graduating you would need to find 2 new roommates to reside in the house with you for the following year.