We are now accepting applications for Summer 2023 and Fall/Spring 2023/2024 leases. You can indicate your desired move-in semester when you submit your application.
Most houses are full and have waiting lists for the Spring 2023 semester.
- This page shows all spaces which have not been officially leased. Leases are offered on a first come, first served basis.
- Most spaces have no income requirements. These spaces are listed to the left in the table below.
- The spaces marked “IV Income Reserved” are reserved for members who meet certain income requirements. Read more about IV spaces.
- Non-binary gender rooms are available. Please simply note this when you apply. We work to make sure that all members are paired with roommates or suitemates that they are comfortable with.
- You may select multiple houses on your application, and order them by your preference. This increases your chances of securing a spot. You may live in one house and remain on the waiting list for another house.
Income Verified (IV) Reserved Spaces
Spaces labeled “IV Income Reserved” are reserved for individuals with demonstrated financial need. “Unreserved” spaces (listed to the left in the table above) have no income requirements.
IV Reserved spaces are not different from other rooms. Rather, there is simply a percentage of the total spaces reserved as Income Verified. These spaces remain reserved throughout the year for qualified residents. IV spaces cannot be released to residents who do not qualify.
If you need affordable student housing in Austin and you think you might qualify for an Income Verified reserved space, please submit a free application online! When you receive your acceptance letter, it will include a link to request a leasing contract. When you request your lease, simply select the option “Yes, I will receive U.S. need-based financial aid.” This lets our staff know to help you submit the required documentation when you sign your lease.
Not all College Houses rooms require income verification. In fact, most rooms do not have any income requirements.
Qualifying Documents to Verify Your Income
- If you have a U.S.-based financial aid package that indicates you are the recipient of a Pell Grant (full or partial), a Subsidized Stafford Loan, or another award based on financial need, this is usually the simplest way to verify your income.
- Unsubsidized Stafford Loans and Parent PLUS loans do not not qualify as need-based financial aid.
- If you don’t have U.S.-based financial aid, you can verify your income by providing documentation of the annual income for each member of your household. This could include things such as their tax returns. If you are considered a dependent of a parent or guardian, they are included in your household and need to provide income documentation.
- To qualify for a reserved IV space, your household income must be at or below 50% of the Austin area median family income, or MFI. You can find information from the City of Austin here: Income Limits
- If you aren’t sure about your documentation, please submit an application and our staff will be happy to help you sort it out.
- Note: Most College Houses rooms do not have income requirements. You only need the above documents if you are applying for a space marked “IV Reserved”.