How to Get a Lease


Are you interested in living in White Course Apartments? Follow these steps:

Complete a Housing Application

The Housing Application is available online through eLiving. Please refer to the eligibility guidelines for determining which apartments that you are eligible to request. Housing will use the eligibility guidelines to determine apartment availability. Your Penn State Access Account User ID (e.g., abc1234) and password are required to log in to eLiving.

Once the application has been submitted and reviewed by staff, you will be notified of your status. While Housing will make every effort to honor your requests, we cannot guarantee that housing will be available to all students who submit an application. 

Waitlist Notification: If your housing application is received after all apartments have been rented, your name will be placed on the Waitlist. Students on the Waitlist will be emailed a lease offer only if an apartment becomes available during the requested rental period. You may contact the Assignment Office at any time to have your name removed from the Waitlist. Being on the Waitlist does not guarantee that a lease offer will be made.

Submit a Lease Agreement

If your housing application is approved and an apartment space becomes available, Housing will send an email to your address on file with a link to the Lease Acceptance page. You may also check the Lease Acceptance page at any time to see if you have been offered a lease. Lease offers expire at the date and time noted on the offer, usually within seven days.

To accept the lease offer, you must read and agree to the terms of the lease. You will need to pay the first partial month's rent and $100 security deposit with a credit card. The amount due will be noted on your lease offer.

Payment

Apartment rent is payable on the first day of each calendar month of the lease term. Payment is to be paid at the Bursar's Office, 103 Shields Building, or online using eLion. If your lease begins or ends in the middle of the month, you will be charged the daily rate for that month (calculated by multiplying the monthly rent by 12 months and dividing that annual amount by 365 days).

Rates and Fees

View current rates for White Course Apartments. Single-student apartment rates are per person, per month. Family apartment rates are per month. All utilities are included. Residents are eligible to purchase a Campus Meal Plan.

Additional fees:

  • Advance housing deposit ($100)
  • Late payment fee ($25 per month)
  • Early arrival
  • Late departure
  • Core (door lock) change
  • Apartment-change fee ($400) (families only)

Photo ID

All Penn State students are required to have an official University ID card. You can get a Penn State id+ Card at the id+ Office, located in 103 HUB. The single-student apartments and one-bedroom family apartments in White Course Apartments have a card access security system, and all residents over the age of 10 are required to have an id+ card.