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Housing Application Information

How to Apply Instructions
(FOR NEW STUDENTS – BRENHAM CAMPUS LOCATION)


The Fall 2016 Housing Application opened April 1, 2016

Students requesting to live in on-campus housing must complete the online housing application and pay a NON-REFUNDABLE application fee in order to be considered for a housing assignment.

BEFORE YOU APPLY
In order to apply for housing, you must have the following items completed:

  • Apply for admission to Blinn College at www.applytexas.org
  • Submit your High School transcripts to the Blinn College Admissions office (This does not need to be your final graduated transcript. Please contact the admissions office for further details about submitting transcripts)

HOW TO APPLY
Please apply early! Housing spaces are limited and there is no guarantee of a room assignment. The Housing Application must be filled out completely and your $125 application fee must be processed.

Follow the instructions to apply online for Housing:

  • Login myBLINN
  • Click on Student tab (If the Student Links tab is not available, please contact admissions@blinn.edu to verify the items required to complete your admissions file.)
  • Under Student, click on Residential Life
  • Choose the Login to Apply Online box
  • Select the “Fall 2016 New Student Housing Application” from the drop down option
  • Read and accept the Housing Agreement
  • Complete the housing application questions and preferences
  • You will be directed to pay the NON-REFUNDABLE APPLICATION FEE of $125.  No cash, check, or money order can be accepted. This must be done with a credit card or checking account/savings account (e-check).

If you do not have a credit card or checking account/savings account, you can get a prepaid store credit card.  Prepaid store credit cards can be purchased from Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, and many other stores. (Examples are the MasterCard Green Dot or Walmart Money Card).

BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIREMENT
A portion of your application fee will pay for a criminal history check. Please be aware that if you have any convictions or pending charges for a Felony, Class A Misdemeanor, or Class B Misdemeanor, you will not be able to live on-campus, and your $125 application fee will not be refunded.
If you are an Out-of-State or Out-of-Country applicant, please submit the additional Out of State background form found on our website at www.blinn.edu/housing.  This form is not required if you have always lived in Texas.

PAID & REGISTERED REQUIREMENT
The Housing Office requires that a student be registered for a minimum of 12 hours and their bill paid in full before receiving an assignment. Setting up an installment plan through the Enrollment Services Office, or accepting sufficient financial aid to cover your bill will satisfy the paid portion of the paid and registered requirement.

RECEIVING YOUR HOUSING ASSIGNMENT
Once you have completed your housing application, and paid your $125 application fee, you will be placed on a list of students awaiting housing assignments, ordered by day and time of application. Please check your MyBlinn email account on a regular basis for information regarding a room assignment.  However, you will only be considered for a room assignment when you enroll in 12 or more hours and have financial obligations in place to cover your expenses. 

Once you have been assigned to a room, you will be mailed an assignment letter in addition to the MyBlinn e-mail.

MEAL PLANS
If you are assigned to a residence hall, the Housing Office will apply the $1,450 meal plan to your account.  If you are assigned to an apartment, the Housing Office will apply the $850 meal plan to your account.  To change it you will need to e-mail us at housing@blinn.edu.

ROOM CANCELLATIONS
Students who cancel their rooms prior to the start of school will have the full cost of their room removed from their bill. However, their $125 application fee will not be refunded.
Students who cancel their room after the semester starts, but within the first 8 weeks of the semester, will have a prorated cost of their room refunded. After the 9th week of school, no room refunds or proration will be made.

RENEWING YOUR ROOM
At the end of each long semester that you have lived on campus, you will be given an opportunity to renew your housing for the next semester.  Please note that a $50 renewal fee will be applied to your account at the time a room is reserved.

Please continue to check the Housing website periodically for upcoming semester applications with complete instructions.
Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 979-830-4461 or e-mail us at housing@blinn.edu