Frequently Asked Questions
Are we Pet Friendly? Do we roommate match? Is a parking free? Find answers to your most pressing questions about our off campus housing right here on our FAQ page!
HOW CAN I SEE AN AVAILABLE PROPERTY/APARTMENT?
Call us to set up a tour at (484) 432-8578 or email us to set up a tour at Stonebridge@CollegeTownCommunities.com.
DO I NEED TO ALREADY HAVE ROOMMATES OR CAN A ROOMMATE BE PROVIDED?
ARE THESE PROPERTIES FURNISHED?
WHAT APPLIANCES ARE INCLUDED?
ARE UTILITIES INCLUDED IN THE RENTAL AMOUNT?
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN MY RENT PAYMENT?
IS THERE A SECURITY DEPOSIT?
Yes. Please see the Floor Plans & Pricing page of this website to view the property you are interested in to see the specific security deposit amount for that property or contact the Leasing Office. The balance will be returned to each tenant, within 30 days after the end date of their lease agreement, less any damage charges or outstanding balances that may have been incurred at that point.
WHEN DO I PAY RENT?
Rent is to be paid by the 1st of every month of your contract. Arrangements can be made to pay a full semester in advance or a full year in advance if that is desired by the tenant.
HOW DO I PAY RENT?
IS PARKING AVAILABLE ON SITE?
Please see the Floor Plans & Pricing page of this website to view the property you are interested in to see the specific parking available for that property. For SCL Residential Houses there is additional zoned parking available from the city of Bethlehem for $50 per year for 2 spots per house.
WHO IS ALLOWED TO LIVE AT THESE PROPERTIES?
Any student enrolled at Lehigh University.
CAN GUESTS/ VISITORS STAY OVERNIGHT?
Any tenant is allowed to have a guest visit or spend the night at any time without the need to register or sign them in. However, a guest is NOT allowed to stay for more the 3 days at a time. Roommate consideration must be taken into account with all visitors. Guests must be accompanied by the tenant whom they are visiting at ALL times when inside the property.
WILL I HAVE A PRIVATE BEDROOM?
ALL tenants will have their own bedroom.
HOW IS STONEBRIDGE CAMPUS LIVING PROPERTIES RENTED?
Stonebridge Campus Living properties are rented by the entire house/unit.
HOW FAR FROM CAMPUS IS YOUR FACILITY?
ARE PETS ALLOWED?
No. Pets are not allowed at Stonebridge Campus Living or Polk on Third properties. No pets are allowed to “visit” any of the properties at any time either, due to the possibility of spreading allergens or fleas that could be disruptive to other tenants in the property.
ARE THERE LAUNDRY FACILITIES?
WHEN WOULD I MOVE IN?
HOW LONG IS A LEASE TERM?
All leases are a full year lease.
DO YOU PERFORM BACKGROUND OR CREDIT CHECKS DURING THE APPLICATION PROCESS?
Background checks are performed on every student who wants to live at Stonebridge Campus Living or Polk on Third. A credit check is performed separately on the parental guarantor for the Stonebridge Campus Living tenant.
IS THERE AN APPLICATION FEE TO APPLY FOR AN APARTMENT?
NO. There is no fee to apply to live at Stonebridge Campus Living. There is, however, a $100 nonrefundable Administrative Fee once you have decided to complete a lease to live at Stonebridge Campus Living. This Administration Fee covers the online application process, renewal lease generation, resident and guarantor screening, resident financial ledger maintenance, and 24-7 access to the online Resident Portal.
IS ALCOHOL PERMITTED IN MY UNIT?
Assuming you are of the legal age, you may consume alcohol in your property/apartment. No alcohol is permitted in the outdoor areas and we expect tenants to follow ALL property guidelines and state/local laws.
MAY I PAINT THE LIVING ROOM/ KITCHEN AREA/BEDROOM AREA?
No. The properties are already painted. You may decorate your property with posters, tapestries, holiday lights, etc. Please use thumb tacks or nails when hanging things on the walls. Do NOT use Tape, Glue, Gummy poster hangers, 3M double sided sticky pads, etc. Do NOT use wall decals, as they will delaminate the face of the drywall. Any unnecessary damage to the apartment walls could be deducted from your security deposit.
DO I NEED TO BRING MY OWN BEDDING OR WINDOW TREATMENTS?
Every unit will include mini blinds on each window and you may add window treatments if you desire, but the blinds must stay in place.
AM I REQUIRED TO CARRY RENTER’S INSURANCE?
Yes, renter’s insurance is required at all SCL Residential Houses and Polk on Third Apartments. Please go to the Resources page of this site for complete information.
ARE YOUR FACILITIES DIRECTLY AFFILIATED WITH LEHIGH UNIVERSITY?
Our properties are solely rented to Lehigh University Students. We work closely with Lehigh University but are a privately-owned company.
CAN GRANTS, SCHOLARSHIPS, STUDENT LOANS, OR FINANCIAL AID BE APPLIED TOWARDS RENT?
Yes. You may use financial aid proceeds or any other 3rd party payment process to pay for your rent at any of our facilities. Typically, financial aid proceeds are disbursed directly to the student who in turn can then use those proceeds to pay for housing. If a rental payment is due and the tenant has not received their source of aid yet, proper documentation of this delay in aid must be presented to management in order to avoid any late fees to your account.