Can I bring additional furniture?
Yes! While all of our apartments are fully furnished, you are able to bring limited personal furnishings. However, the original Courtyards furniture must be stored within your apartment.
Can I use my financial aid?
We recommend that you contact a financial aid counselor or visit the website at http://www.finaid.umich.edu/ to remain informed. When you fill out the FAFSA please indicate that you will be living off campus. This will cause the remaining amount, after your tuition is paid, to be sent to you in the form of a reimbursement. If you anticipate your aid will be disbursed to you after The Courtyards deadlines please make additional arrangements to pay your rent installments.
Does rent include a meal plan?
All of our homes come with a full kitchen. If you are interested in participating in the University meal plan, we suggest you contact the University Food Services Department.
Can I take a tour?
Absolutely! We look forward to showing you, your friends and your family all the amenities that help to call the Courtyards, home! We will showcase our model apartment, stadium seated movie theatre, fireside BBQ grills, our tree lined courtyards and much more...
When can I move in?
For the 2017-2018 term, our leases will have a move in date of August 27, 2018.
Where can I apply?
We are open 7 days a week for your convenience. It's as easy as stopping by to speaking with one of our associates. You can also visit our website and click the tab that says "lease online". You can apply and sign your lease from that tab. We will then contact you for any further details.
How do our rates compare to on-campus housing rates?
When comparing our rates to on-campus rates you must take into consideration many variables, including floor plan layout, square footage, furniture, utilities, and community amenities. Our leasing staff is available to discuss with you how our rates compare to other housing options and validate that our community offers you the best value for your money, as well as a great location and incredible amenities.
What do I need to hook up my computer?
The internet is provided through an Ethernet system. Your computer will need an Ethernet card and a cat5 cable. Most recent computers have built in Ethernet capability. The entire community has wireless internet available.
Will you send me a bill each month for rent?
We do not bill you directly for your individual payments. Rent is due on the 1st of every month and will be considered late by 10am on the 3rd day of the month.
What activities do you provide?
The Courtyards staff host a variety of activities throughout the year. They may range from Capture the Flag and Halo tournaments to a cupcake baking contest or a casino night and even a movie and popcorn night. Our Community Assistant's are always open to new ideas, so if there is something you would like to do, just let us know!
If I'm over 21, do I need a guarantor?
Yes. All leases are required to have a guarantor. If an approved guarantor cannot be obtained, EdR Management, Inc. will accept a security deposit of one and a half (1.5) month's rent.
What types of apartments are available?
We offer fully furnished 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom apartments. All apartments come with private bathrooms and in-unit washer/dryer.
Is parking available?
Yes. We have both street parking and garage parking that is available to purchase for the term of your lease. These spaces are limited and sold on a first come first served basis by date of signed lease. We also have "Visitor" parking. This is a free 24 hour pass residents can pick up in the office.
What types of leases are available?
We offer full term 12 installment leases.
If I pay my rent in full, do I get a discount?
At this time there is no discount for payment in full.
Do I need anything special if I am an international student?
We will ask you to verify your student visa, I-20 and passport. We also require all residents to have a guarantor sign for your lease. In the event you are unable to find a guarantor that resides in the United States and is over the age of 25 and that have a social security number, you be required to pay a Security Deposit equal to 1.5 months of rent.
How are the rooms assigned?
Residents who already have preferred roommates can confirm their roommate match requests using RoomSync
, our roommate matching platform. If they do not already have a roommate, residents will search for and choose their own roommate using RoomSync. Residents will be able to communicate with each other during and after the selection process. In the event that potential roommates discover that they are no longer compatible, they can request a different roommate and we will do our best to accommodate any change request. To provide sufficient time and the greatest opportunity for residents to find the perfect roommate, they should apply and sign a lease as early as possible.
What TV channels do you have?
Each room has free direct access to over 90 HD channels that include a host of sports channels.
What utilities are included in my rent?
Your gas heat, water, sewer, trash and WiFi/HD cable are paid by The Courtyards. Electricity is paid by the resident(s).
What size is the bed?
We provide full size beds.
How close are you to campus?
Our property is conveniently located adjacent to North Campus and is a quick 10 minute blue-bus ride to Central Campus. It picks up & drops off right outside our door!
What is the average rent?
Our rents are based on a 'per person' rate. Each floor plan will have a base rate but may change with the addition of any premiums (i.e.: vaulted ceilings, attached bathroom, parking).
Can I pay my rent with a credit card?
Absolutely! You can pay your rent via our online system with VISA, MasterCard or Discover Card. You can also issue an e-check and submit a maintenance request on line! There is a convenience fee for this service.
I'm graduating in December, can I still renew?
Contact the office for details on the options available to you.
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 your community!
It seems early to renew, I just moved in?
Renewing now will provide the most benefit to you. By signing early, you will secure your space for next year and take advantage of the best pricing available.
When do I start paying the new rent amount?
On the first day of your new lease.
If I renew, do I have to move out and then move back in?
When you renew and choose to stay in your current spot, no moving is required!
If I renew, will my guarantor have to sign again?
No. Your guarantor doesn't have to do anything extra!
How do I renew my lease?
We know how busy you are, so we have made the process as quick and easy as possible. Renewing is a easy as "1,2,3"! Just following these steps:
1. Open your renewal email from us.
2. Review the terms, and click "Accept"
3. Follow the prompts to sign the new lease agreement.
It's that easy!
Can I request different roommates?
We want you to be comfortable here, and we will do everything we can to accommodate your roommate requests.