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Housing On-campus Made Easy FAQs

WHAT IS H.O.M.E?

All current FIT students interested in living on-campus for Fall 2014 must complete the three-step H.O.M.E application process. No applicant is guaranteed housing. Current FIT students awarded housing will be assigned to Kaufman Hall only.

I ALREADY LIVE ON-CAMPUS, DO I NEED TO COMPLETE THE H.O.M.E. APPLICATION PROCESS?

YES; all residents must re-apply for housing annually.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

All current FIT students taking 12 or more credits are eligible to apply. Students ineligible for housing through FIT’s Conduct/Judicial system will not be offered accommodations. Current FIT students awarded housing will be assigned to Kaufman Hall only; New/entering students are assigned to 27th Street and apply through a separate process.

HOW DO I APPLY?

H.O.M.E. is a three-step process. Deadlines, details, and instructional videos for each step of the process can be found by visiting fitnyc.edu/HOMEselection.

WHEN IS THE DEADLINE TO APPLY?

Wednesday, April 2nd is the deadline to submit your application (HOME Step 1).

IF I APPLY, AM I GUARANTEED HOUSING?

No, not all applicants are guaranteed housing. Applicants who apply by the April 2nd deadline will be randomly assigned a computer generated selection number, date, and time. The best selection number is #1. The lower your number, the better your chances in selecting your preferred room type.

WHAT DO I DO IF THE SYSTEM SHOWS THERE ARE NO ROOM TYPES TO SELECT?

There may still be individual spaces available. The system will only show room types that match your roommate request(s). You and your roommate/s must go back to “Roommate Selection” and deselect each other. For a demonstration on how to do this, simply visit fitnyc.edu/HOMEselection and watch “HOME Step 3” instructional video. Remember: you may not be able to choose your preferred room type, but it will give you the opportunity to secure a space. If there are still no spaces available, it means that all spaces have been selected.

WHAT IF I DON’T GET AN ACCOMMODATION?

Applicants unable to select a space will be contacted via email with an update on their housing status by April 10th.

WHAT IS THE ADVANTAGE OF APPLYING WITH ROOMMATE(S)?

Applying with roommates increases the chances of selecting your preferred accommodation. It is to your advantage to have the roommate with the lowest (best) selection number select a room type at the earliest assigned date/time. Once a room type is selected, all roommates will automatically be assigned.

HOW WILL I BE NOTIFIED ABOUT THE RESULTS OF THE H.O.M.E SELECTION PROCESS?

After April 10th, those who were able to select a room type will receive an e-bill for their assigned room type.

WHAT IS THE $300.00 NON-REFUNDABLE HOUSING DEPOSIT?

A $300.00 NON-REFUNDABLE housing deposit is required in order to complete & submit your application. This is NOT an additional fee and will be credited towards your total housing charges.

WHAT TYPE OF PAYMENT IS ACCEPTABLE FOR THE ONLINE $300.00 NONREFUNDABLE HOUSING DEPOSIT?

Only credit card payment (Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express) will be accepted and must be submitted upon completion of the online application.

ARE KAUFMAN HALL FLOOR PLANS, PICTURES AND TOURS AVAILABLE?

Yes. Kaufman Hall floor plans, pictures, walking tour dates/times can be found at fitnyc.edu/HOMEselection. A video tour of Kaufman Hall is also now available by visiting tinyurl.com/KaufmanVideoTour

WHEN WILL I FIND OUT MY ACTUAL ROOM NUMBER/FLOOR?

THE H.O.M.E Selection process is for a “room type” not a specific room. Those awarded housing can view their room/roommate assignments on MyHousing after July 15. However, room assignments may change prior to check-in. Residential Life reserves the right to change or consolidate assignments.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I APPLY AFTER THE APRIL 2, 2014 H.O.M.E. DEADLINE?

Housing applications submitted by April 2nd will be given priority. Housing applications submitted after April 2ndwill be offered housing based upon availability. A $300 non-refundable deposit will still be required to complete your application. You will ONLY be refunded this deposit if we are unable to offer you an on-campus accommodation by the first week of fall classes. If you still have questions, visit our offices conveniently located in the lobbies of Kaufman or Alumni Hall.

Related Links: Need a roommate? Try our new Advanced Roommate Search: http://www.fitnyc.edu/22062.asp Kaufman video tour, pictures, floor plans:http://www.fitnyc.edu/3211.asp Kaufman Hall Walking Tour dates/times:http://www.fitnyc.edu/12131.asp 2014 H.O.M.E. Timeline and Instructional Videos, click here:http://www.fitnyc.edu/HOMEselection For Fall/Spring room rates, click here: http://www.fitnyc.edu/3192.asp

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