Frequently Asked Questions

DO I NEED TO ALREADY HAVE ROOMMATES OR CAN A ROOMMATE BE PROVIDED?

Any student will be accommodated at The Varsity. If you already have another student that you know you would like to live with, you will be placed with them, within the same apartment. If you are looking by yourself, you will be put on our “Roommate Needed List” and matched with other single tenants of the same gender using our Roommate Matching System. The roommate matching questionnaire is part of your initial application that you fill out prior to signing a lease to live at The Varsity. We use your answers to this questionnaire and compare them with other residents’ answers and match everyone accordingly.

ARE THESE UNITS FURNISHED?

Both furnished and unfurnished options are available. Inquire with the Leasing Office for more details.

WHAT APPLIANCES ARE INCLUDED?

All kitchens are supplied with a Full Sized Refrigerator, a Range/Stove, Ventilation Hood, Garbage disposal, and Washer/dryer.

ARE UTILITIES INCLUDED IN THE RENTAL AMOUNT?

All utilities are included in the rental amount, excluding electric.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN MY RENT PAYMENT?

HD cable/internet, water, sewer, 24/7 emergency maintenance & concierge services, access to Leasing Office

IS THERE A SECURITY DEPOSIT?

Yes. There is a $250 Security Deposit for every tenant. The balance will be returned to each tenant, within 21 days after the end date of their lease agreement, less any damage charges or outstanding balances that may have been incurred at that point.

WHEN DO I PAY RENT?

Rent is to be paid by the 1st of every month of your contract. Arrangements can be made to pay a full semester in advance or a full year in advance if that is desired by the tenant.

HOW DO I PAY RENT?

Rent payments can be made by check, money order, wire transfer, credit or debit cards (No cash will be accepted) in the Leasing Office or online through your Resident Portal account. Most debit cards have a daily limit for charges, so check with your bank to be sure you have the ability to make large payments before attempting payment. Convenience fees will apply to any online payment and vary depending on your payment method. College Town Communities splits these fees with you and pays half, so the fee you pay is actually half of the entire fee. Checks are the cheapest way to pay!

IS PARKING AVAILABLE ON SITE?

Onsite parking is available for tenants at NO additional charge. Every tenant MUST obtain a Parking Permit Sticker from the Leasing Office in order to be permitted to park in the onsite parking lot. Any vehicle parked in The Varsity parking lot without a parking sticker will be given a one-time warning or towed upon discovery, depending on the circumstance. These actions are taken to preserve safe and well-lit parking for our residents who are paying for this amenity. Limited guest parking is available directly across from the Leasing Office.

WHO IS ALLOWED TO LIVE AT THESE FACILITIES?

Any student enrolled at the University of Delaware campus.

CAN GUESTS/ VISITORS STAY OVERNIGHT?

Any tenant is allowed to have a guest visit or spend the night at any time without the need to register or sign them in. However, a guest is NOT allowed to stay for more the 3 days at a time. Roommate consideration must be taken into account with all visitors. Guests must be accompanied by the tenant whom they are visiting at ALL times when inside the apartment.

WHAT SAFETY MEASURES ARE TAKEN BY MANAGEMENT?

The Varsity offers individual exterior unit access, 24/7 emergency maintenance, video camera surveillance in exterior property areas, FREE off-street parking and is located within walking distance to the University of Delaware.

WILL I HAVE A PRIVATE BEDROOM?

ALL tenants will have their own bedrooms.

HOW IS THE VARSITY RENTED?

The Varsity is rented by the unit.

HOW FAR FROM CAMPUS IS YOUR FACILITY?

The Varsity is located one block from the University of Delaware campus.

ARE PETS ALLOWED?

The Varsity is an animal-friendly facility. Any resident bringing an animal/pet MUST complete the Pet Addendum and pay the animal security deposit prior to bringing the animal into the apartment.

ARE THERE LAUNDRY FACILITIES?

There is a washer and dryer in every apartment.

WHEN WOULD I MOVE IN?
All leases will begin June 14, 2019.
HOW LONG IS A LEASE TERM?

Leases begin June 14, 2019 and end on May 31, 2020, however, depending on availability, other lease terms may be available. Inquire with the Leasing Office for further information.

DO YOU PERFORM BACKGROUND OR CREDIT CHECKS DURING THE APPLICATION PROCESS?

Background checks are performed on every student who wants to live at The Varsity. A minimally invasive credit check is performed separately on the parental guarantor for Varsity tenant. There is NO cost to the tenant or the guarantor for this process.

IS THERE AN APPLICATION FEE TO APPLY FOR AN APARTMENT?

NO. There is no fee to apply to live at The Varsity. There is, however, a nonrefundable Administrative Fee once you have decided to complete a lease to live at The Varsity. This Administration Fee covers the online application process, renewal lease generation, resident and guarantor screening, resident financial ledger maintenance, 24-7 access to the online Resident Portal, maintenance of laundry facilities, and on-site security. Residents wishing to renew their lease for the following year in the same bedroom will NOT have to pay a new security deposit but will have to pay a new Administrative Fee.

IS ALCOHOL PERMITTED IN MY UNIT?

Assuming you are of the legal age, you may consume alcohol in your apartment. No alcohol is permitted in the outdoor areas and we ask you to respect All community guidelines.

MAY I PAINT THE LIVING ROOM/ KITCHEN AREA/BEDROOM AREA?

No. The apartments are already painted. You may decorate your apartments with posters, tapestries, holiday lights, etc. Please use thumb tacks or nails when hanging things on the walls. Do NOT use Tape, Glue, Gummy poster hangers, 3M double sided sticky pads, etc. Do NOT use wall decals, as they will delaminate the face of the drywall. Any unnecessary damage to the apartment walls could be deducted from your security deposit.

DO I NEED TO BRING MY OWN BEDDING OR WINDOW TREATMENTS?

The Varsity does not provide bedding. Every unit will include mini blinds on each window and you may add window treatments if you desire, but the blinds must stay in place.

AM I REQUIRED TO CARRY RENTER’S INSURANCE?

We do require every tenant to carry renters insurance. Tenants may procure their own renter’s insurance policy and show College Town Communities management proof of that insurance and list College Town Communities as “Additional Insured” on that policy or tenants can work along with management to secure their Renter’s Insurance at move in by going with a third party insurance company at that time. This is done in our Leasing Office and often represents the most inexpensive costs for the most comprehensive coverages.

ARE YOUR FACILITIES DIRECTLY AFFILIATED WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE?

This property is solely rented to University of Delaware Students. We work closely with the University of Delaware campus but are a privately owned company.

CAN GRANTS, SCHOLARSHIPS, STUDENT LOANS, OR FINANCIAL AID BE APPLIED TOWARDS RENT?

Yes. You may use financial aid proceeds or any other 3rd party payment process to pay for your Rent at any of our facilities. Typically financial aid proceeds are disbursed directly to the student who in turn can then use those proceeds to pay for housing. If a rental payment is due and the tenant has not received their source of aid yet, proper documentation of this delay in aid must be presented to management in order to avoid any late fees to your account.

WHO DO I MAKE MY RENT OR SECURITY DEPOSIT CHECK PAYABLE TO?

Foxcroft Investors, LP or The Varsity.

OVER 3,000 STUDENT RESIDENTS

collegetown communities header logo university of delaware live within only white small

College Town Communities © 2018