All on-campus housing contracts are submitted online in UNF's Housing Portal. Students must have already been admitted to UNF in order to apply- once the student is admitted, the advisor will email the student specific directions on how to apply (www.unf.edu/Housing). In order to submit a complete contract, students are required to make a $300 payment: $100 is a non-refundable processing fee and $200 is a prepayment toward rent. When making payments, international credit cards may be subject to additional fees. The remaining portion of the cost for UNF housing will show up on students' accounts closer to the start of the semester, and must be completely paid during the first week of classes. Although we highly suggest students live on-campus, off- campus housing is available. Note that if a student lives off-campus, it will be difficult to find transportation to campus for courses, and walking long distances every day will be challenging. Jacksonville is a very large city, and living on-campus is by far the more practical options for exchange students. If students would like to make alternative arrangements to live off-campus, they must note this at the time they submit their application form. Students will be asked to submit the name and location of their alternative housing arrangements.
UNF’s Housing Department has a comprehensive website which describes housing options, accommodations, prices, locations and general information. Students will need to submit a Housing Contract for the appropriate semester. This is a binding contract, so please pay close attention to the cancellation deadline(s). Through the contract process, students are able to indicate their preferred housing accommodations. Housing will do their best to place students in their preferred residence hall and room type. However, there is no guarantee that a student will be placed in their preferred residence hall or room type. Assignments depend several factors including availability and the order in which contracts are received.