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HOW TO COMPLETE AN APPLICATION AND LEASE

  1. Complete the online application in our leasing office or from the comfort of your home.  Please be prepared to submit payment for your security deposit which is equal to one month’s rent and a $55 application fee upon the completion and submission of your application.  All undergraduate applicants will be required to provide 2 parental co-signers to complete a guarantor section of the application, which can also be completed online.  If you can only provide 1 parental co-signer, please contact the office for assistance.- Graduate/ professional applicants will be required to provide proof of income.  In order to qualify for a lease, the monthly rental rate cannot exceed 35% of your monthly income (before taxes).  If your monthly rental rate exceeds 35% of your income, then co-signers will be required.

    2. Once your application is received and approved, you (and your co-signers) will be required to sign an electronic lease.  Once all signatures have been acquired, your lease will be signed by a broker and finalized.  You can access your lease online through your Resident Portal.  In July, you will receive more information regarding the move-in process.

 

HOW TO GET ON THE WAITLIST FOR FALL 2024-2025

Thank you for visiting The Apartment Store!  We will begin accepting applications and security deposits for our 2024-2025 waitlist immediately.  If you are interested in securing an apartment in a specific building or a specific type of unit, please read the following instructions thoroughly.  Feel free to call our office with any questions!

 

HOW IT WORKS

Current resident guests have until December 1st, 2023 to renew their current leases.  Apartments that are not renewed will be assigned to applicants on the waitlist.  Current resident guests who wish to transfer from one property to another will receive first priority.  Then, assignments will be made in the order in which applications and security deposits were received and approved.  All assignments will be assessed individually, assigning each applicant’s first choice that is available.

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO

APARTMENT CHOICES:  When you submit the Rental Application and Waitlist Disclaimer, you must provide a list of the types of apartments or specific buildings in which you are interested.  Your list may be up to 3 apartment choices, but you cannot change your choices once submitted.  BE SURE TO ONLY LIST APARTMENTS THAT YOU WILL BE HAPPY LIVING IN BECAUSE ONCE YOU ARE ASSIGNED AN APARTMENT, YOU ARE OBLIGATED TO THE LEASE TERMS.

SECURITY DEPOSIT & APPLICATION FEE:  In addition to the paperwork mentioned above, applicants must submit a full security deposit equal to $350, plus a $55 per person application fee.  This can be paid by check, money order, or online with a credit card.  All security deposits and application fees will be deposited immediately.

Please schedule an appointment if you would like a showing outside of office hours.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • When should I submit my application and security deposit?  Applicants are assigned to units on a first-come, first-served basis.  You should complete your application as soon as you know Nittany Pointe is where you are interested in living.
  • Do all of my roommates have to come to the office to get on the waitlist?  Each roommate must complete their own application and will not be assigned to the unit with their roommates until it is complete.
  • When can I see my assigned apartment?  Waitlist applicants who receive an apartment assignment are obligated to sign the lease without seeing the apartment first.  Since many of our resident guests just moved into their apartments in August, we feel it is too early to show their apartments before our leasing season begins on November 1, 2023.  Showings will be done by appointment only Monday-Friday between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm.  Once you have been assigned an apartment, please call the office to schedule an appointment that works best for all roommates.
  • When will I know my assigned apartment?  ­We will notify all applicants on the Waitlist by the end of business day on Wednesday, November 1, 2023.

 

MAKE AN INFORMED DECISION!

Please read all necessary paperwork thoroughly and discuss your choice with your parents first.  WE DO REQUIRE COSIGNERS FOR ALL OF OUR UNDERGRADUATE APARTMENTS.  Cosigner signatures are not required to stay on the Waitlist; however, cosigners will be required to fill out a financial form documenting their Social Security numbers once you are assigned an apartment.

If you have any questions about our leasing process or any of our properties or apartments, please call The Apartment Store at (814) 234-6860 or visit us online at www.apartmentstore.com.

As always, please feel free to contact our office with any questions!

*All applicants and co-signers may be subject to a credit check for approval. 

Sample lease provided outlines The Apartment Store terms of leasing. Additional lease addendums may be required depending on property and/or regional location. Please contact our office with any questions. 

    
Prices & specials disclaimer: Some exclusions may apply.
Finishes and furnishings disclaimer: Finishes and floor plan details may vary by unit. Furnishings may vary by unit and number of roommates.