Can additional furniture be brought into the apartment?
You can add to the furniture in your apartment, but you can not take any of our furniture out of the apartment.
Can I pay my bill with a credit card? Is there an extra charge?
You can make payments online with any major credit card. There are transaction fees that apply with the use of a credit card and it is a percentage based off the amount of the transaction. You will be shown the convenience fee when making the payment and have to agree to the extra fee before the payment is processed.
Can I request an apartment or roommates?
You can request an apartment and roommate(s). We will do our best to accommodate your requests, but please understand there are NO GUARANTEES.
Can I use my financial aid?
You should review any documentation concerning grants, loans or scholarships with your parents and Lock Haven University's financial aid office. Click here to view important information regarding loans, scholarships and financial aid for the academic year. Most loans that would cover on-campus housing should cover Evergreen Commons. It is entirely up to you to do the research. However, the first installment must be paid before you move in. You may not wait to pay that installment until your aid comes in. We will require a copy of your loan verification with your second installment in order to waive one (1) late fee. You are not able to be more than one (1) month behind in payment. Once your loan refund is given to you, it is your responsibility to pay the rent that is due.
Can sophomores live at Evergreen Commons?
Absolutely! LHU has a two year on campus requirement. We have been approved by LHU for sophomores and older to live here.
Do I have to have a meal plan?
No, but meal plans are available through University Dining Services.
How close to campus are you?
We are a block from campus, or about a 5 minute walk.
How many people live there?
There are 408 bedrooms at Evergreen Commons.
If I am over 21, do I need a guarantor?
Yes. All leases are required to have a guarantor. If an approved guarantor cannot be obtained, we will accept a security deposit of one (1) installment. This security deposit will be refunded at the end of the lease term provided there are no outstanding balances on the resident's account.
Is parking available?
There is ample parking available and students can receive a parking pass during move-in.
What do I need to connect my computer to the Internet?
We have Wi-Fi throughout the property. You may also use an Ethernet cord to connect your computer to the Internet in your bedroom.
What if I need to cancel my lease?
If you need to cancel your lease, you must let the Community Manager, Leasing & Marketing Manager, or the Resident Services Manager know ASAP. If you find another LHU student to take over your lease, you will be responsible for a $200 lease transfer fee. If you do not find someone to take over your lease, you will be responsible for a termination fee (equal to three (3) monthly installments).
What is the cost?
2x1 "Year: New rate is 12 installments of $725; Renew rate is 12 installments of $715
2x1 Academic: New rate is 10 installments of $725; Renew rate is 10 installments of $715
4x2 "Year": New rate is 12 installments of $620; Renew rate is 12 installments of $600
4x2 Academic: New rate is 10 installments of $675; Renew rate is 10 installments of $660
4x2 Fall Only: New rate is 5 installments of $710; Renew rate is 5 installments of $700
If you have a question about rates, please let us know. **Rates and fees subject to rise throughout the year. Please understand that we lease on a first come, first served basis. Apply early for a better deal!
What size are the beds?
Every room has a full/double bed (80 inch).
What types of apartments/rooms are available?
We have four bedroom two bathroom apartments (4x2) and two bedroom one bathroom apartments (2x1).
What types of leases are available?
We lease on a first come, first served basis. We offer individual "year" leases that run from late August through late July. We also offer academic leases that run from late August through mid May. We are also offering fall only leases that run from late August through late December. Again, we lease on a first come, first served basis.
What utilities are included in my monthly installment?
All utilities are included. Rent also covers up to $190.00 of electricity in the 4x2's and $125.00 for the 2x1's. Any amount over this will be split evenly between the roommates.
When are the application and service fees due?
For all applicants, when you turn in your application, we require that you pay the $30.00 application fee that is non-refundable and the $200.00 service fee. The service fee is for maintenance of the clubhouse, amenities, and other upkeep of the property. The service fee is refundable if you cancel within 48 hours of submitting your application. We have promotions throughout the leasing season that will give a discount on these fees. Check with us to see what our current special is.
**Please understand the application/service fee is NOT A DEPOSIT and it, in no way, holds/guarantees your spot at Evergreen Commons. The only way we can guarantee housing is when we have a signed lease from the applicant with openings available.**
When can I apply to live at Evergreen Commons for the 2020-2021 school year?
Leasing for the 2020-2021 school year begins at 8:30 am on November 1, 2019.
When can I move in?
Move in begins August 18, 2020 at 8:30am, which is the Tuesday before classes start. If you need to move in prior to that date due to other activities, please be sure to contact the office 2 WEEKS PRIOR to moving in. Additional charges will apply.
When is my first payment due?
The first payment is due July 15th and the next installment is due September 1st and the 1st of every month thereafter.
Will you send me a bill for each installment?
No, we do not send out a bill each month. It is the student's responsibility to pay their bill on the first of every month.
Can I request different roommates for next year?
We want you to be comfortable here, and we will do everything we can to accommodate your roommate requests.
What is a "renewal?"
Are you loving it here and can't imagine leaving at the end of your lease? By signing a renewal, you get to extend your stay at Evergreen Commons!
If I renew, will my guarantor have to sign again?
Yes. You and your guarantor will need to go through the same application and leasing process again.
If I renew, do I have to move out then move back in?
If you have a lease ending in July, you will not have to move out. Your new lease will begin as soon as your old lease ends.
If you have a lease ending in May, you will need to move out and then back in again in August.
I'm graduating in December, can I still renew?
You can! We have a limited amount of fall semester leases available. Contact the office for more information!
When can I renew my lease?
Leasing for 2020-2021 will open to current residents on Friday, November 1, 2019.
How do I renew?
Visit our website and click on 'Lease Online'. Choose your floor plan and lease type and begin your application. Once your application is approved, an online lease will be sent to you to sign. At the end of the lease, you will be asked to enter your parent/guardian's name and email address. They will then receive an email asking them to apply to be your guarantor. Once their application is approved, they will be sent their portion of the lease to sign. At this point, the Evergreen staff will sign off on the lease to make it fully executed.
When do I start paying the new rent amount?
If you have a lease ending in July, you will start paying your new rent amount on August 1st.
If you have a lease ending in May, you will need to pay your first installment of your new lease by July 15th.