The Housing Department has started making assignments for Fall 2014. If you have been assigned to a room you will receive an email and a letter will be mailed to the permanent address you have on file. Housing assignments are made in the order, in which, the housing application fee was receipted. Please note that the Housing Application fee is non-refundable and that there is no guarantee of a room assignment.
IF YOU ARE A RETURNING STUDENT TO BLINN ON-CAMPUS HOUSING,
PLEASE CALL 979-830-4461 BEFORE YOU RE-APPLY.
There may be previous application information on file in the housing office. For 1st time applicants, only apply for the semester you plan to attend.
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:
How to Apply
Roommate requests are not accepted. Housing spaces are limited and there is no guarantee of a room assignment. The Housing Application must be filled out completely and your $125 non-refundable application fee must be processed. Applications are processed in the order they are receipted.
Follow the instructions to apply online for Housing:
No cash, check, or money order can be accepted. This must be done with a credit card or checking account/savings account (e-check). Blinn accepts American Express, MasterCard, and Discover. BLINN DOES NOT ACCEPT VISA.
If you do not have a credit card or checking account/savings account, you can get a prepaid store credit card with the American Express, MasterCard, or Discover logo.
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).
The service fee for each payment by credit card (including prepaid) will be 2.75%. If you are using a prepaid store credit card, you should purchase it in the amount of $128.44 to cover the housing application fee.
As a room becomes available, an assignment will be made. Please check your email on a regular basis for information regarding a room assignment.
THE HOUSING OFFICE WILL APPLY THE MINIMUM MEAL PLAN TO YOUR ACCOUNT at the time you are assigned to a room. To change it you will need to e-mail us at email@example.com no later than August 20, 2014.
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 Background Release form found on our website at www.blinn.edu/housing so that your background check can be processed. Your file will not be complete without it and may delay a room assignment. 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 check-in. Setting up an installment plan through myBLINN account, or accepting sufficient financial aid to cover your bill will satisfy the paid portion of the paid and registered requirement.
If a student has been assigned a room but is not paid and registered the student will be notified by e-mail a specific deadline date to meet their requirement. Failure to meet this requirement by the specified deadline will result in loss of room.
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.
Meal (board) refunds will be prorated throughout the semester. Refunds are not made for meals missed because of religious activities, employment, or class conflicts. Meal money not used during a semester is not refundable and is not rolled to another semester.
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.
Beginning in late May-early June, we will start assigning new students. Assignment notifications will be sent to your Blinn email address and your permanent mailing address.
Renewing Your Room
At the end of each long semester, you will be given an opportunity to renew your housing for the next semester and/or summer school. Please note that a $50 renewal fee will be applied to your account.
Please continue to check the Housing website periodically for upcoming semester applications with complete instructions.