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Frequently Asked Questions

Will I have my own bedroom? Do we roommate match? Find answers to your most pressing questions right here on our FAQ page!

Fully furnished student housing near Texas State University
  • HOW CAN I SEE AN AVAILABLE APARTMENT AT COLLEGE TOWN SAN MARCOS?
    Call us to set up at tour at 512-601-6178 or start a chat on our website.
  • DO I NEED TO ALREADY HAVE ROOMMATES OR CAN A ROOMMATE BE PROVIDED?
    Any student will be accommodated at College Town San Marcos. If you already have other students 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 matched with other tenants 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 College Town San Marcos. We use your answers to this questionnaire and compare them with other residents’ answers and match everyone accordingly.
  • ARE THESE UNITS FURNISHED?
    All apartments come fully furnished. Living areas are furnished with a couch, coffee table, entertainment stand, and a 55" SMART TV. Kitchens in our apartments are furnished with barstools at a bar. Bedrooms include a queen-sized bed, pillow-top mattress, large study desk, desk chair, night stand, and dresser.
  • WHAT APPLIANCES ARE INCLUDED?
    All kitchens are supplied with stainless steel full-sized refrigerator, a range/stove, microwave, and garbage disposal. Each unit is equipped with washer and dryers regardless of the floorplan type.
  • ARE UTILITIES INCLUDED IN THE RENTAL AMOUNT?
    All utilities are included in rent. Contact the leasing office for details.
  • WHAT IS INCLUDED IN MY RENT PAYMENT?
    Your rental payment includes: access to the entire facility for the complete duration of your lease term, access to all amenity spaces, a fully furnished apartment, high speed internet with individual password protected WiFi, a 55" SMART TV in every living room, FREE in-unit washer and dryer, 24/7 emergency maintenance, and secure mail and package storage at our Leasing Office.
  • IS THERE A SECURITY DEPOSIT?
    No, we do not charge a security deposit!
  • 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. Alternatively you can always drop off or mail a check to our management office in the first floor lobby.
  • 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, and they can be dropped off or mailed to our management office on the first floor lobby!
  • IS PARKING AVAILABLE ON SITE?
    Yes, our property includes a multi-floor parking garage with plenty of parking spaces available for all residents. current year parking spaces are available at $30 per regular space. $50 per reserved parking space. Next year parking will be $35 per regular space, and $55 for reserved parking spaces.
  • WHO IS ALLOWED TO LIVE AT THESE FACILITIES?
    We are an off-campus student housing facility located in San Marcos, Texas. Because of our close proximity to Texas State University, many of our residents are college students.
  • CAN GUESTS/VISITORS STAY OVERNIGHT?
    Any resident 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 than 3 days at a time. Roommate consideration must be taken into account with all visitors. Guests must be accompanied by the resident whom they are visiting at all times when inside the apartment.
  • WHAT SAFETY MEASURES ARE TAKEN BY MANAGEMENT?
    Please contact the leasing office for complete information.
  • WILL I HAVE A PRIVATE BEDROOM?
    ALL residents will have their own bedroom, bathroom and closet.
  • HOW ARE THE UNITS RENTED?
    We have individual leases which means we each unit per bedroom. You will be solely responsible for the bedroom while the common area and kitchen is a shared space between you and your roommates.
  • HOW FAR FROM CAMPUS IS COLLEGE TOWN SAN MARCOS?
    College Town College Town San Marcos is adjacent to campus and overlooks Bobcat Track & Field Stadium. Main campus is about a 4 minute drive. There is a bus stop directly across the street from our property.
  • ARE PETS ALLOWED?
    College Town San Marcos is a pet-friendly facility. Anyone requesting to have a pet must submit their request to the Leasing Office, and complete all necessary paperwork, including signing the Pet Addendum and Roommate Authorization Form. Please contact our leasing office for more information. We require a one time, non-refundable, $250 pet fee that is due with your first installment, and $25/month per rent. Following guidelines pursuant to the Federal Fair Housing Act and your state’s Human Relation Commission, College Town Communities is committed to making reasonable accommodations to allow a Service Animal or Emotional Support Animal (ESA) to live with a resident in the Leased Premises. Applicants and current residents requesting such accommodations must contact the Leasing Office prior to bringing the Service Animal or ESA on property, complete all necessary paperwork required by your state’s Human Relations Commission, and be granted written permission by Landlord in order to do so. More information regarding your rights and responsibilities to allow a Service Animal or Emotional Support Animal to live with you in the Leased Premises can be found here.
  • ARE THERE LAUNDRY FACILITIES?
    There is a FREE washer and dryer included in every unit.
  • WHEN WOULD I MOVE IN?
    Leases for the 2024-25 school year will begin on August 22, 2024.
  • HOW LONG IS A LEASE TERM?
    We offer both school-year leases and full-year leases! 2024-25 school-year leases run through May 23, 2025, and full-year leases run through July 31, 2025.
  • DO YOU PERFORM BACKGROUND OR CREDIT CHECKS DURING THE APPLICATION PROCESS?
    Background checks are performed on every student who wants to live at College Town San Marcos. A credit check is performed separately on the parental guarantor for each tenant. Please contact our leasing office for details.
  • IS THERE AN APPLICATION FEE?
    No, there is no fee to apply to live at College Town College Town San Marcos. There is, however, a $199 Administrative/Facilities Fee once you have decided to complete a lease to live at our properties. The Administrative/Facilities Fee is a nonrefundable annual fee due at lease signing for all applicants and renewals. The fee covers the online application process, renewal lease generation, resident and guarantor screening, on-site security, annual lock programming, 24-7 access to the online Resident Portal, security camera monitoring and maintenance, after-hour call center services, and maintenance of all amenity spaces.
  • 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 WALLS IN MY UNIT?
    No. The apartments are already painted. You may decorate your apartments with posters, tapestries, Christmas 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 lead to you having to pay for repairs.
  • DO I NEED TO BRING MY OWN BEDDING OR WINDOW TREATMENTS?
    College Town San Marcos provides a queen-sized bed frame and pillow-top mattress. You will need to bring a mattress pad, sheets, blankets, comforters, pillows and bed spread. 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.
  • ARE YOUR FACILITIES DIRECTLY AFFILIATED WITH TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY?
    We work closely with the Texas State University but we 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 dispersed 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. Please contact our leasing office for more information.
  • WHO DO I MAKE MY RENT OR SECURITY DEPOSIT CHECK PAYABLE TO?
    Make checks payable to College Town Communities.
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