Cogswell College Student Housing

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A safe, supportive and inclusive living/learning experience is the priority of Cogswell's housing program. Featuring modern apartments with all the amenities you'd expect and more, Cogswell's housing facilities are intended to foster resident students' academic success and personal growth, complimenting their educational experience.

We encourage you to make the most of your experience in the apartment complex. Get to know the resident assistant staff living in the apartment complex. They are there to help you and watch out for your best interests. Get involved! Learn as much as you can from the people living around you. Take advantage of activities and programs offered in the apartment complex.

Apply for College Housing

In order to make the transition to college a little less stressful, Student Life offers housing for students at any time during your academic years. Students interested in housing for the Mid-fall term can apply now.

Deadline for Fall 2020 Housing: August 10, 2020 (waitlist available)

Resident Assistants

Resident Assistants (RAs) are integral to the successful functioning of the Residential Life and Housing program. RAs are student leaders who have been trained to provide guidance and support to all students living in College sponsored housing. RAs host a variety of social programs throughout each semester so that students are given the opportunity to engage with other resident students.

Common Questions & Answers

Where is Housing located?

Students are housed at local apartment complexes including Crescent Village, Elan, The Enclave, Fountains at River Oaks, North Park, and River View. These complexes are all within walking distance from campus and the campus is less than 1/4 mile from the Baypointe and Tasman Light Rail stations. The apartments have ample storage, assigned parking, pool, fitness room, and washers and dryers.

When Can I Move In?

Summer housing move in date is May 21. All housing check-ins take place on campus from 10:00AM-4:00PM on the date provided in housing assignment letter. Move-in is always the day before New Student Orientation which can be found on the Academic Calendar.


When is Move Out Day?

Summer housing move out dates are May 7-10

What's included in my housing fee & in the apartment?

Each student housing package consists of rent for the term (4 months); furniture (twin bed, dresser, nightstand, desk, sofa and chair, dining table with chairs, and lamps.); electricity (up to $100 per month); water and sewer; internet; and an RA program (peer mentoring, free student activities, etc.).


What is the Cost of Student Housing?

Housing fees for each term are due at registration. Rates are based on the current academic year and are subject to change. Students entering into housing after the start of the term will be charged a prorated amount for the remainder of the term.

The current housing term fee is 6,395 per trimester.


Eligible students are guaranteed a space in a shared room. Students with special concerns should inform the Housing Office when applying for student housing.

A $300 non-refundable Housing Deposit is required of all housing students and must be sent in full with the housing application in order to reserve a space. If you are unable to provide this fee at the time of application, please contact the Housing Office and a deferment may be arranged. Please contact your Financial Aid Advisor at 408-498-5100 or at

To make your Housing Deposit using PayPal, please follow these steps:

  1. Go to and create an individual PayPal account
  2. Send a payment to – please reference the students first and last name in the payment memo
  3. Send a copy or screen shot of the PayPal receipt to

Upon check out, apartment condition will be assessed. Any damages found to be the result of student behavior or to be in excess of what would be considered the normal “wear and tear” of the space will be assessed to the responsible party. Damages that result from all students in residence will be divided accordingly. Any appeals to student damage charges should be submitted in writing to the Dean of Students within 1 week of the charge posting to the student account.


Who is Eligible for Student Housing?

All students are eligible for student housing as long as you are enrolled in at least 9 credits in the Fall and Spring semesters. In order to make the transition to college a little less stressful, Student Life offers housing for students at any time during your academic years.

What Should I Bring to College Housing?

The following guide has been provided to give students and families information regarding the furniture and appliances provided in each apartment, as well as a suggested list of items to pack.



To receive more information on student housing, please contact the Dean of Students in the Office of Student Life at (408) 498-5137 or email: