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Frequently Asked Questions


  What is College Square?
  College Square is an innovative apartment complex in Ocala, Florida that is only for area college students and owned by the College of Central Florida Foundation.
   
  Is College Square close to CF?
  Yes, the apartments are directly across the street from the CF Ocala Campus, readily accessible to classes and college facilities.
   
  How big are the apartments?
  Each apartment has four spacious bedrooms with a study area, two bathrooms, a kitchen with dining area and a living room. The apartment is 1,260 square feet (117 square meters).
   
  Is the apartment furnished?
  Yes, the apartment has furniture:
    The living area has two loveseats, two end tables and a coffee table.
    The dining area has a table with four chairs.
    The kitchen comes with a range, refrigerator with icemaker, dishwasher, garbage disposal and a microwave.
    Each bedroom includes a standard/full size bed, dresser, nightstand and desk with chair. Each bedroom has its own door lock and separate key.
   
  What items will I need to purchase for my bedroom?
  Standard/full size sheets, standard/full size comforter/blanket, pillows, pillowcases, bath towels/wash cloths.
   
  How are roommates matched?
  Roommates are selected from the resident survey that is included with your application packet.  However, if you have a preference for a specific roommate, you may request that person.  We cannot always accommodate everyone’s preference, but we try.
   
  Is shopping nearby?
  Yes, shopping is close by. Some stores are within walking distance and others can be reached by a short trip on public transit.
   
  Where is the nearest bus route?
  Very close!  There is a bus stop right on the corner of the street in front of the apartment building and another bus stop on CF campus.
   
  Is tutoring available at College Square?
  No, tutoring is not available at College Square. However, CF has a free tutoring services available to all students on campus.
   
  Are there any meal plans that the students can purchase?
  There are no meal plans that students can purchase. Students generally cook at their apartment or eat out at one of the many restaurants in the area.  CF also has a Patriot Café where students are able to purchase breakfast and lunch Monday-Friday.
   
  How much is the rent every month?
  It depends on the type of lease you sign:
    12 months lease rent is $415.00* USD per month
    10 months lease, rent is $445.00* USD per month
    Month to month lease, rent is $465.00* USD per month
    * Rates are subject to change.
   
  How much is the deposit for an apartment?
  It depends on the type of lease you sign:
    12 months lease requires a deposit of $415.00* USD
    10 months lease requires a deposit of $445.00* USD
    Month to month lease requires a deposit of $465.00* USD
    * Rates are subject to change.
   
  Are there any other fees to move in?
  Yes, there is a $25.00 USD application fee, the first month’s rent and a non-refundable key fee of $35.00 USD.
   
  What is the total amount that I need to move into my apartment?
  After you have paid the application fee of $25.00, you MUST pay before moving into your apartment the first month’s rent, key deposit and the apartment deposit:
    For a 12 months lease the total amount you would pay when you move in is $865.00 USD.
    For a 10 months lease the total amount you would pay when you move in is $925.00 USD.
    For a month to month lease the total amount you would pay when you move in is $965.00 USD.
   
  What payment type is accepted for all of these fees?
  Money order or cashier’s check made out to College Square or you can also pay online with credit card or e-check through our Pay Rent Online. College Square does not accept cash.
   
  When and how do I pay rent after I moved in?  Is it possible to pay for an entire semester/year all at once?
  Rent is due on the first day of the month and must be paid by check, money order or cashier’s check made out to College Square or you can also pay online with credit card or e-check through our Pay Rent Online.
  Yes, you can pay in advance for the entire semester/year.
   
  What is included in the cost of the rent?
  Water, sewer, electric service, trash service and pest control. (Cable and Internet is the responsibility of each tenant if they choose to have this service installed.)
   
  Are there specific dates/times for check-in?
  Student must arrive between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday in order to move in.  (College Square is closed on major holidays.)
   

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