FAQ

QHow much does it cost to live in the Towers?
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Your housing cost depends on your room type and the length of your housing contract.

Please click HERE for detail information on housing cost for the 2014-15 academic year.

QWhat is the difference between “submitting an application” and “signing a License Agreement?”
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When you submit an application, you are letting us know that you are interested in living at The Towers. There is no official or binding agreement between you and The Towers with just your application.  Fees associated with your application are non-refundable and non-transferable.

When you sign a Housing License Agreement, you are signing a legally-binding contract to reside in The Towers for the full term of the Agreement (i.e., Academic Term – August 20 – May 31 vs. Annual Term – August 20 – July 31).

If, during your occupancy, you cannot meet the requirements of the Housing License Agreement you signed, you must submit a Petition for License Agreement Cancellation form to The Towers immediately.  Review the sample License Agreement very carefully with anyone you need to consult about your decision, such as your parent or guardian.

QHow are students chosen to reside at The Towers?
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Any student who is attending a CUNY institution, or any NYC based institution, as a full-time student (12+ credits for undergraduates, or 9+ credits for graduate students) is eligible to live in The Towers.  Current residents who choose to renew their contract are given first priority to retain their exact same room or relocate to a different room.  After room assignments are completed for renewing residents, eligible applicants who are applying as new residents will be assigned on a “first-come, first-serve” basis.

QWill the cost be covered by financial aid?
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If a student is attending CCNY, any financial aid (i.e., grants, loans, scholarships, etc.) that is remaining after CCNY tuition and fees are paid will go toward paying The Towers housing cost. The Towers housing cost will be reflected on the student’s CCNY bill. Any portion of The Towers housing cost that is not paid by financial aid will be an out-of-pocket cost for the student. Students attending CCNY can enroll in the Sallie Mae TuitionPay plan offered by CCNY to pay for their fees in an installment plan.

Students who are not attending CCNY will not have The Towers housing costs reflected on their tuition bill.  However, they will have the opportunity to pay with financial aid that is properly documented with The Towers Office, according to a similar payment plan as what is offered to CCNY students.

For more information regarding financial aid, please review the following websites:

CCNY Financial Aid Website

CUNY Financial Aid Website

QIs there a required meal plan?
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City College offers a “Commuter and Resident Voluntary Meal Plan.” Students may contact CCNY Dining Services at 212.650.6771 regarding on-campus dining options.

QWill the cost of living on campus be included in the tuition statement?
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Yes, the cost of living in The Towers will be included on the CCNY tuition bill. For residents who attend a non-CCNY institution, the Towers cost will NOT be included on the tuition bill.  CCNY students will be responsible for paying the fees for The Towers to the Bursar’s Office or through the Sallie Mae TuitionPay Plan.  Non-CCNY students will be responsible for paying their fees for The Towers to The Towers Office or through their Resident Portal on The Towers website.

QWhat safety measures will be in place at The Towers?
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The Towers is a 21st Century Residence Hall with all of the necessary components to provide a safe and comfortable living experience. A security guard is on-duty at the Front Desk, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, to monitor the entrance and sign-in/sign-out all guests. A card access system is employed at the front door and at the turnstiles located at the entry of the residence hall, and no one may enter the hall without a resident access card. Closed-circuit security cameras are also located throughout the building and at all entry points. All guests are required to sign-in at the Front Desk and must be accompanied/escorted by their host resident while in the building.

QWhat are the sizes of the rooms?
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Bedroom space dimensions are listed below.  Please note that these are only average dimensions and that room sizes will vary from suite to suite.

1BR (Average size of bedroom)

20′ x 12′

2BR (Average size of bedroom)

23′ x 10′

3BR (Average size of bedroom)

14′ x 8 ½’

4BR (Average size of bedroom)

12 ½’ x 9′

QWhat if I need to cancel my application or my License Agreement?
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Cancellation of an application will result in the loss of your application fee.

The Towers Housing License Agreement is a legally-binding agreement that applies to the full term of the Agreement.  Permitted cancellation of the License Agreement will only be allowed on a limited basis and will be subject to a cancellation fee.  Acceptable reasons for canceling a License Agreement are limited to the following: a) graduation from CCNY/CUNY; b) withdrawal/transfer from CCNY/CUNY; c) an academic commitment sponsored by CCNY/CUNY that requires you to leave the NYC area and not attend on-campus classes; d) military duty activation that requires you to withdraw from CCNY/CUNY; and e) exceptional circumstances such as medical withdrawal.