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Instructions on how to rent

1.) Determine who you want to live with, where you want to live, and how much you can afford for rent per month.

2.) Make sure you have a credit score over 600 or a cosigner.

3.) Search for houses or apartments and select a few rental properties that are available & within your range.

4.) Contact us to schedule an appointment to see some rental properties with a realtor.

5.) Go to the showing and tour rental properties with your realtor.

6.) Receive and fill out the application. You fill out and sign one, if applicable, your cosigner fills out and signs the other.

7.) Discuss desired properties with your group.

8.) Pick a few desired properties that you want and ask your realtor to make offers on them.

9.) If denied, choose your second or third pick or look at more rental properties with your realtor. If accepted, receive and review the lease with your group.

10.) Sign the lease and gather funds for security deposit and rent.

11.) Sign up for and pay your security deposit.

12.) When the time comes, set up renters insurance, transfer utilities, and email confirmations to your realtor.

13.) Make an appointment for your rental walk through with your realtor.

14.) Do walk-through of your rental property and receive the keys.

15.) Move-in and enjoy!

*** You CAN always pay RENT with Financial Aid, FAFSA Loans, or Housing Vouchers! (click here for more info)

*** Freshmen and Sophomores CAN live OFF campus IF they:  (click here for more info)

  • live within a 40-mile radius of Rowan University OR
  • take more than 50% of classes online OR
  • are 21 years old or older OR
  • are married OR
  • a few other new excemptions
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