Answers for Parents about Off-Campus Student Housing in Shippensburg
Q. WHAT TYPES OF HOUSING ARE AVAILABLE?
A. Bard Townhouses offers 2, 3, and 4 bedroom townhomes.
Q. HOW DO I SECURE AN APARTMENT/TOWNHOME FOR MY CHILD?
A. Select your favorite floor plans from our floor plans link. Then, call our office to set up a tour with a leasing consultant, tour the floor plan options, then make your choice! Security deposit of $250 per person are due at the time of lease signing.
Q. CAN MY CHILD JUST RENT A ROOM?
A. Yes! Your child can rent 1 bedroom in a 2 bedroom townhouse. They can pick their own roommate to live with, or we can match them with one. The perks of this deal are that you are on your own lease, and ALL UTILITIES are included! Please note, we do not allow mixed genders or pets in any unit that is not completely full.
Q. WHAT DOES THE MONTHLY RENTAL RATE INCLUDE?
A. Monthly rent includes ALL UTILITIES, basic cable and high speed internet, as well as off street parking, lawn care, snow removal, access to our Clubhouse, sand volleyball court, and basketball court.
Q. WHAT FORMS AM I REQUIRED TO COMPLETE?
A. An application is required to be submitted. Once the application is completed and the $50 application, a leasing consultant will go over the lease paperwork with you.
Q. WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DOES YOUR COMMUNITY ACCEPT?
A. We accept check, money order, certified funds, or ACH (automatic withdrawal set up through a credit/debit card or savings/checking account). You may also pay on our website using your credit/debit card. You may set up automatic payments through ACH or online. We do not accept cash in the office.
Q. WHEN IS RENT DUE?
A. Rent is due on the 1st of every month. A $50 late fee is charged at 5pm on the 5th of each month if rent has not been received yet. You are always more than welcome to pay your rent in advance or sign up for automatic payments!
Q. ARE PETS ALLOWED?
A. Pets are allowed in all of our townhouses. A pet deposit of $150 and $150 non-refundable pet fee is required before the pet enters the apartment. Monthly pet rent is $30/month for 1 pet and $50/month for 2 pets. There is a 2 pet maximum per apartment. All roommates must agree on the pet before it enters the unit.
Q. IS THERE PARKING ON SITE?
A. All of our parking is free. There are no assigned spots. Each resident can register 1 car. It's great to be able to park at your front door!
Q. WHEN IS OUR SECURITY DEPOSIT RETURNED?
A. Security deposits are sent out 30 days after your lease end date.