FAQ

What is Cottages of Clemson?

It’s a high-quality community designed especially with Clemson University students in mind.

Is Cottages of Clemson part of Clemson University?

Cottages of Clemson is a privately owned and professionally managed community. Click here for more information about the management and ownership.

Can I live with friends, or can you match me with cottage-mates?

You can select your cottage-mate(s), or you can apply on your own and we can match you with other students. Applicants answer a short list of lifestyle questions to help in the matching process.

What are per-person contracts?

Instead of requiring all cottage-mates to sign a joint lease, each person at Cottages of Clemson has their own individual contract, with one person per bedroom. This means you are only responsible for paying for yourself — not your cottage-mates. Even if a cottage-mate moves out or other bedrooms in your apartment are empty, you only pay the rate for your bedroom.

Can I pay by credit card?

Yes. Residents can pay online 24 hours per day, by credit card or ACH electronic checking. Cottages of Clemson also offers automatic payment by either credit card or checking account — just fill out one page, one time and payments will be made automatically. There is a convenience fee for one-time online payments, but automatic recurring payments are always free.

Are the residences furnished?

Yes. To see a sample of the furniture and other finishes, please visit our model residences.

What are the policies on pets, smoking and guests?

Cottages of Clemson is pet-friendly, subject to limits on animals and breed. The community is smoke-free in all indoor areas. Guests are welcome at all times, subject to the consent of roommates and security considerations. Overnight guests are welcome, with limits on the number of days and guests.

Can I park my vehicle at Cottages of Clemson?

Yes, Cottages of Clemson offers ample parking for residents. Limited guest parking is also available – please inquire.

Will my financial aid cover charges at Cottages of Clemson?

Your living costs at Cottages of Clemson can be covered by financial aid, just like on-campus housing. Any available financial aid funds, after university charges are satisfied, are released to the student for non-institutional expenses, such as off-campus housing. These funds can be used to pay charges at Cottages of Clemson. Normal payment deadlines will continue to apply.

Is Cottages of Clemson open to non-students?

Nearly all the residents at Cottages of Clemson are students at Clemson University. The per-person contracts are also designed with students in mind. Nonetheless, Cottages of Clemson is an Equal Opportunity housing provider and welcomes applications from non-students. Family members are welcome as well, subject to occupancy limits. Because of the need to match student cottage-mates, non-students must apply together with enough cottage-mates to fill the desired residence.

Can I see a model apartment?

Yes. Please request an appointment for a personal tour, or just stop by to see us and we’ll be happy to show you the community.