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Frequently Asked Questions

What does "All-Inclusive" Mean?
All-inclusive rent means you pay one bill that covers your rent, as well as most of your utilities. At Smallwood, internet, cable, water, trash, and sewer are included in each rental installment. You're only responsible for your electric bill. Let Smallwood take care of the rest!

Is there transportation to campus?
Smallwood is located just steps from campus, and we're also on the campus bus route. We're so close, in fact, that many residents ride their bike or walk to class!


How long are your leases? Are short-term leases available?
We offer 12-installment leases which run from 08/15/2019 to 07/31/2020. We do not currently offer short-term leases; however, if you're unable to stay through the end of your lease agreement you have the option to find a responsible individual to take over the remainder of your lease.


What is a Guarantor? Is there additional paperwork required?
A guarantor (also referred to as a Co-Signer) is someone responsible for paying your rent if you cannot. To qualify, your guarantor must be at least 25 years old and a U.S. resident.


Your guarantor will simply need to fill out a one-page form which we will notarize in our office.

Do I have to pay a security deposit?
Good news! We no longer charge a security deposit.


What is Roommate Matching?
Smallwood offers a program called Roommate Matching for anyone who does not sign with roommates. Each resident is asked to complete a matching card to better assist us in the process. The cards ask about specific study habits, sleep habits, hobbies, location preference, and many other details.


What is an Individual Lease? How is that different from a traditional lease?
An individual lease means you're only responsible for your rent and bedroom, with shared responsibility for common areas. This means that if your roommate transfers to a different unit or moves out unexpectedly you don't have to worry about a thing! Your rent will never go up and you will never be liable for your roommate's share of the rent. You can rest easy at Smallwood!


Where are the closest shops/grocery stores/restaurants?
Smallwood on College is only blocks away from Kroger, CVS, and other grocery stores. We're located in the heart of downtown, so restaurants, shopping, and entertainment are always at your fingertips.


We recommend the Gourmet Cafe to start your day, The Owlery for a healthy lunch, and Bub's Burgers and Ice Cream to finish off your day the right way. All walking distance to Smallwood!

Do you allow pets?
Unfortunately Smallwood is not pet friendly.

Is smoking allowed in the apartments?
Smoking is not permitted in your apartment, hallways, or common spaces inside the building, or within 20 feet of any entrance to our community.


Can financial aid cover rent?
Unfortunately we do not defer rent because of financial aid. The first installment of rent is due September 1. You can pay rent in advance at any time if you use financial aid to avoid accruing late fees.


When is rent due? Do you send me a bill? How can I pay?
Rent is due on the 1st of every month. We do not send a bill to remind you prior to the first; however we make it easy to pay your rent on time via your resident portal by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover) or e-check. You can also pay rent in person with check or money order.


Can I apply and sign my lease online?
Yes! You can apply, sign your lease, and pay any fees all online from anywhere in the world! Apply now and see how easy easy it is to join Smallwood's wonderful community!


If you prefer a more personal touch, visit us in the office anytime and one of our stellar leasing professionals will take you through the lease-signing process in person from start to finish. It takes approximately 30-45 minutes.