FAQ | University Village | Southern
Illinois University Student Apartments
Are you pet friendly?
Yes! We welcome pets of all shapes and sizes so Fido can move
in too! There is no weight limit, but we do have some restrictions.
All pets must be registered with the office and on your lease
agreement. There is a one-time pet fee of $250 and a monthly fee of
$30. Not sure if your pet is allowed? Call our office!
How can I pay my rent?
Rent is due on the first of every month and can be paid in the
office with a check or money order. If you prefer to pay with a
credit or debit card, you can set up one-time or recurring payments
What about parking?
Residents of University Village can enjoy off-street parking
for a one-time fee of $50.
Do I need a lease guarantor?
We screen all our applicants and require a guarantor or
additional security deposit on all leases. The security deposit
varies by floor plan. You can ask a leasing specialist by calling
What if I do not have roommates in mind?
That's no problem at all! We can pair you up with people who
have similar lifestyles, interests, etc. Just fill out the form
during the application process and leave the rest to us!
Are utilities included?
Hi-speed internet, cable with premium channels, water, sewer,
electricity, and trash collection are all included! Our newly
installed fiber optic internet network delivers some of the fastest
download and upload speeds in Carbondale!
Now including unlimited utilities in your rent for ALL floor
Is furniture included?
Furniture is already included in our 4-bedroom apartment. If
you would like furniture in your one-, two-, or three-bedroom
apartment, a furniture package is available for rent.
Your room will be furnished with a full-size bed, dresser, desk
and desk chair. We include a leather couch, leather chair, coffee
and end tables in the living room as well as a dining room set with
chairs (varies by floor plan). The rental package is $40/month if
you choose this option.
What is an individual lease?
When you sign an individual lease, you are only responsible for
your rent; in other words, you have no liability for the rent of
the other apartment residents. If your roommate transfers or
graduates, you have no responsibility for their financial
obligations. This is a significant advantage over the joint and
several leases (where each resident is liable for the rent of all
residents in the unit) which are often used at rental houses and
other apartment properties in the area.
Is Renter's Insurance Required?
Yes, our community requires each resident to carry an active
tenant liability policy for damage to the landlord’s property
during the term of their lease. We require a minimum of $100,000 in
general liability coverage. We also recommend residents purchase
content coverage (also known as personal property insurance) to
cover your personal belongings.