- Who is eligible to live at Aspen Court?
- How close to campus are you?
- What is included in rent?
- What do I need to hook up my computer to the internet?
- How do I sign a lease?
- When are payments due?
- Will you send me a bill each month for rent?
- If I pay in full, do I get a discount?
- Will my financial aid cover Aspen Court’s housing charges?
- When can I move into Aspen Court?
- What types of leases are available?
- Are the units furnished?
- Can I park my car at Aspen Court?
- Is there visitor parking at Aspen Court?
- What if I don’t have my own roommates?
Who is eligible to live at Aspen Court?
Aspen Court is an apartment community made up of predominantly students, but welcomes anyone.
How close to campus are you?
We are less than 1 mile from campus and within walking and biking distance. Saluki Express, the campus bus system has a stop right at our complex. Check their website for schedules: http://www.siucstudentcenter.org/salukiexpress/services_salukiexpress.php
What is included in rent?
On top of the amenities and appliances, Expanded Cable and High Speed Internet are included in rent. Also, tenants don’t have to pay separate for trash pickup or our nightly security guards.
What do I need to hook up my computer to the internet?
You will only need a CAT 5 (Ethernet) cable. We have internet/cable outlets in each bedroom, kitchen, and both sides of the living room. Your computer must be configured properly for the internet to work, and we will give you that information upon move in. If you wish, you may use your own wireless router.
How do I sign a lease?
When you are ready to sign a lease, come to our office with your identification. There are no application fees but your Security Deposit is due at this time. The Security Deposit is the same amount as the monthly rent. If you are not in town we can do a lease through the mail.
When are payments due?
Payment is due on the 15th of the month.
Will you send me a bill each month for rent?
We do not mail out any type of billing or invoice. You will receive a copy of your lease that includes the payment schedule. Residents are responsible for paying their rent in a timely manner. However, we will send you a move-in letter in May/June and will remind you about your first monthly installment due on May 15th.
If I pay in full, do I get a discount?
Currently, we offer no discounts to those that choose to pay rent in full. However, there is the peace of mind knowing that you don't have to worry about getting rent to us each month and accumulating late fees if you are past the deadline.
Will my financial aid cover Aspen Court’s housing charges?
Aspen Court’s charges can be covered by financial aid, just like on-campus housing. Any available financial aid funds, after university charges are satisfied, are released to the student for non-institutional expenses, such as off-campus housing. These funds can be used to pay your housing charges. We can work with the student and adjust payment dates according to disbursement of aid.
When can I move into Aspen Court?
Our move-in dates are usually the week before fall classes start. Your specific move-in date will be assigned when you sign your lease. While signing your lease, you will be asked for the address you will be residing at the summer before move-in. This is the address we will send your welcome packet, including your scheduled time and date of move-in.
What types of leases are available?
Aspen Court offers 12 month lease installments, with terms that begin the week before classes start in August. Select 6 month leases are available. Check with the office for availability. You will have a chance to renew your lease before the end of the lease term, and you can continue your stay with us without moving out.
Are the units furnished?
The units are not furnished but they do include all appliances. The appliances included in each unit are: full size washer and dryer, dishwasher, microwave, garbage disposal, and central air conditioning. Each unit also has its own furnace and water heater.
Can I park my car at Aspen Court?
Yes, we have more than enough parking for our residents. Parking permits are $30/year. At move-in you will obtain a form to sign and return along with a copy of your vehicle registration. After we have received these things, we will issue you a parking permit to be placed in the back window of your vehicle. Your permit is only valid one year. If you renew your lease, you must also renew your parking permit.
Is there visitor parking at Aspen Court?
Yes, there is visitor parking available at Aspen Court. This is free and does not require permits, but you must be parked within the designated area. If you know in advance that a family member or friend will be visiting, you can come to the office and get a temporary parking permit for the cost of $5.
What if I don't have my own roommates?
Not a problem! We have a great roommate matching program at Aspen Court. Come see us in the office or fill out the Roommate Matching form on our website. We will then match you with roommates based on their criteria and send that information to all roommates prior to move in. This enables all roommates to meet each other and become friends before you even move in.