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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to pay a deposit?

When you sign your Housing Agreement, you will need to make an initial rent payment for one full month’s rent. This amount is applied to your pro-rated first month’s rent. Any remaining balance will be credited to your account for the following month’s rent. We do not hold a security deposit throughout your stay with us.

Do you run a credit check on prospective tenants?

No, we do not. Your affiliation with UCSF negates the need to run a credit check.

Who is eligible to live in UCSF Housing?

Please review our Eligibility Requirements to see if you qualify for on-campus housing.

When does my contract begin?

All contracts, or “Housing Agreements,” begin on a weekday (Agreements cannot begin on University holidays or weekends). You can pick up your keys on the Occupancy Date listed on your Housing Agreement.

How long does my Housing Agreement last?

All Housing Agreements begin on the first date of occupancy and end on the following July 1st. If you wish to continue past July 1st, you will sign a Housing Agreement for a full year to the following July 1st.
All tenants are limited to 2 years in campus housing.  Click here to see a sample of the housing lease agreement.

I applied for housing, now what should I expect?

Once you have submitted your application and eligibility documents, you have done what you need to do.  Please pay attention to your email for updates, offers, and information about your application status. If you do not hear from us, we cannot offer a space to you.

When do I move in?

Housing Offices are open from 8:00 am-5:00 pm, Monday - Friday. You can pick up your keys for your move in during the office hours posted.
Please arrive at least 45 minutes prior to closing for a brief orientation. Be sure to watch the Tenant Orientation Videos prior to your arrival.

We appreciated being able to live at Aldea during our child’s early, formative years.  He has been able to interact with all the wonderful people and also to take part in many activities here. Sadly, we can’t live here forever and plan on moving on—but we will never forget you or this place. - Avon Leekley, Aldea San Miguel Tenant

A Change to Our Rental Payment Process

Later this summer, UCSF Housing Services will implement an Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) process for tenant rent payments.  An EFT moves funds directly from a tenant’s bank account to a UCSF account.  This new type of transaction will allow tenants to set up monthly payments automatically so there is no worry about missing a payment in the future.

Please note:

Banks do not charge tenants a convenience fee for EFTs.
Tenants who have foreign bank accounts can usually use an EFT for payment. In the event that an EFT fails for any reason, the tenant will be notified at the time of payment.
Housing Services will continue to accept checks or money orders for payment. Send checks to our Mission Bay Housing Office at 1505 4th Street, Suite 101, San Francisco, CA 94143-3100. It must be postmarked by the 1st of the month and paid by the 7th of the month to avoid late fees.

Tenants who continue to pay rent using a VISA or MasterCard will be charged a convenience fee which is assessed and collected by the VISA/MC network. This fee is similar to using a credit card when registering for classes or paying your taxes.

The new Housing Agreement starting July 1, 2019 outlines these two payment changes. There will be a grace period from July 1st until the point when the VISA/MC network starts to charge fees.  Housing Services will notify tenants of when the grace period ends. After that, tenants will be notified of the fee when completing their payment transaction with a credit/debit card.

If you have any questions that we did not answer, please contact us.



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