Payments may be paid when contract is completed online with debit or credit card. An option to remit payment later is also available, instructions are located on the contract screen within HMS. Contracts are not complete until payment is made. If a student is under 18 years of age, the parent/guardian must also agree to the terms and conditions in order for the contract to be complete. Remember that all payments are applied to the oldest charges on your MyUFL account.
Housing Advance Rent Payment
The Housing advance rent payment ($225 for Summer B 2018 – $225 for Fall/Spring 2018/2019) is required to complete the Housing Contract, and can be submitted after you complete the online portion of the contract. The advance rent payment must be received by your due date to complete your contract or you may not receive campus housing. If you send your payment in after your due date and it is accepted, your Housing Application Date will be changed to the date your contract is received. This will affect your room selection date. Postmark is not accepted.
The advance rent payment is $225 for contracts starting with the Summer B 2018 term. The advance rent payment is $225 for contracts starting with the Fall 2018 and/or Spring 2019 terms.
Advance rent payments can be deferred only for Summer B AIM Program students, and Fall Students with Florida Prepaid College Program Housing Plan.
To pay your advance rent payment, please:
• Visit http://hms.housing.ufl.edu
• Click the “Pay Now” button
• Follow other on screen prompts
Graduate and Family Housing
Bills are due at the first of each month. The only exception to this is the bill when you first move in. If you do not pay your bill by the deadline you will be assessed a late charge. Bills are never reduced or forgiven. If you are unable to pay your bill on time due to financial hardship or other extenuating circumstances, email HREGFHaccounts@ufsa.ufl.edu. It is important that you contact us as early as possible if you are going to be unable to make your monthly payments.
Rent includes water, local phone service, and internet. Trash/recycling service is also included although residents must take their own trash/recycling to provide receptacles. Residents do not need to contract with any other agencies for these services.
Your first rent payment is due before you move into your apartment. This payment is calculated based on the day of the month you move in. If you move in on the first five days of the month, you will pay a pro-rated amount based on a 30 day month. If you move in on the sixth day of the month or later, you will pay a pro-rated amount for the first month, plus the entire second month’s rent.
Moving In Late
You may move in at a later date than your scheduled move-in date as long as our office is open. This will not change your first bill. You must pay from the first date listed on your contract.
During a normal billing cycle, you will be billed early in the month for next month’s rent. Normal billing starts after the time frame you paid for with your first rent bill. Rent payments are always due on the first of the month.
Rent that is not paid by the 10th of the month will be assessed a late fee. Online payments will not post for several days. To ensure your rent payment posts the same day you will need to pay by check or cash at the University Housing office before 3:30PM. If you are unable to pay your bill on time due to financial hardship or other extenuating circumstances, email HREGFHaccounts@ufsa.ufl.edu.
Electricity is billed monthly for the amount used in the previous month. Electricity is not included in the rental rate, but it is an already-provided service. Residents do not need to contract separately for electricity service. Residents are billed for the electricity service monthly in addition to their rent.
Gas Service Payment
Gas service is used in buildings that have not been renovated in Corry Village for cooking and heating. This service does require a sign-up fee and also has a monthly bill and it is NOT billed by our department. You will need to contact Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU), 301 SE 4 Ave, telephone number (352) 334-3434, to have the gas turned on in your apartment. Meters will be turned on from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, with one -day notice. The service technician will need to be able to enter your apartment to check and light the stove and space heater at the time the meter is turned on. A deposit and turn-on charge are required. Monthly billing for natural gas usage will come directly to you from Gainesville Regional Utilities.
If you accept a transfer offer, you do not have to pay any money at the time of the transfer. Instead, you are billed for any amount that needs to be paid and your account may be adjusted if necessary.
There is a transfer fee and you will be responsible for electricity and rent in both apartments for the time you are in possession of the keys to each apartment.