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General Leasing Questions

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. Please view our Financial Aid Form for more 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 living requirement. However, you are permitted to fill out a housing exemption form to live with us for your sophomore year!

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. The security deposit is in addition to your monthly installments.

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 (who is not already leased with us) to take over your lease, you will be responsible for a $300 lease reassignment fee. Beginning 8/1/24, if you are not able to find someone to take over your lease, you will be responsible to pay the remaining amount of your lease.

What is the cost?

Check out our floor plans to see the most up to date pricing! If you have any questions, feel free to call us at 570-893-1833 or email [email protected].

What size are the beds?

Every room has a full/double extra long bed (80 inch).

What types of apartments/rooms are available?

We have four bedroom/two bath apartments (4x2) and two bedroom/one bath apartments (2x1). For our 4x2 floor plan, we offer furnished, unfurnished, 3 bedroom (3x2), and deluxe 2 bedroom (D2x2). The 3x2 is a furnished 4x2 floor plan with 1 of the bedrooms locked off. The D2x2 is a furnished 4x2 floor plan with two of the bedrooms locked off. You MUST have a roommate in mind when you apply for the D2x2. The unfurnished apartments will only include large appliances (refrigerator, stove/oven, dishwasher, washer, & dryer). The only unfurnished apartments we have are in the 4x2 floor plan.

What types of leases are available?

We lease on a first come, first served basis. The leases we offer are individual, meaning it only pertains to you and not your roommates. Check out our floor plans to see the available lease terms! If you don’t see one that fits your needs, feel free to call us at 570-893-1833 or email [email protected] to see if we can help!

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, $175 for the 2x2’s, and $125 for the 2x1’s. Any amount over this will be split evenly between the roommates. If you want cable in your apartment, you will need to contact Comcast and pay for that separately.

When is the application fee due?

For all applicants, when you turn in your application, we require that you pay the $30.00 application fee that is non-refundable. Please understand the application 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?

Please refer to your lease begins date for your move in date. You will also receive an email with move in information. If you need to move in prior to your lease begins 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.

How do I sign a lease?

Visit our website and click on ‘Apply’. Create an account and follow the directions. You will need to decide if you are going to add a guarantor to your lease or if you’d like to pay a security deposit. If you choose to pay a security deposit in lieu of a guarantor, please call the office to let us know (570-893-1833). If adding a guarantor, you will need to invite them to apply through your application. Once they complete their application, a lease will be generated and sent to both you and your guarantor to sign. Once this has been signed by both parties, it will be countersigned by Evergreen Commons (provided there is still availability). If paying a security deposit, your account will be charged the security deposit amount and you will be sent a lease to sign. Once you pay the security deposit and sign your lease, it will be countersigned by Evergreen Commons (provided there is still availability).

What’s the difference between a security deposit and a guarantor?

When you apply, you have the choice to select paying a security deposit OR adding a guarantor to your account. A guarantor is someone who is at least 25 years of age that has a US residency. This is usually a parent or guardian. The guarantor essentially guarantees payment incase you are not able to pay. If you cannot provide a guarantor, you will need to pay a security deposit and sign a security deposit lease addendum. Your security deposit will be in addition to your lease installments. The security deposit amount is equal to your monthly installment amounts and must be paid before we can finalize your lease. When your lease comes to an end, you will be refunded your security deposit within 30 days provided there are no outstanding balances on your account.

Why do I have to pay a full month's rent if I'm not here for the full month?

At Evergreen Commons, we don’t have monthly rent. Instead, we break the overall price of your lease into a monthly installment plan. The overall price of your lease is based on the beginning and ending dates of your lease. We then break that overall price into equal monthly installments. This makes it easier for our residents to remember instead of having odd amounts to pay each month! To see when your monthly installments are due, refer to the first page of your lease.