Jacaranda Residence Hall Rates and Information 2016-17

Dear Prospective Resident of the Jacaranda Residence Facility, 2016-17 Academic Year:

The Jacaranda Residence Facility is owned by the South Florida State College Foundation, Inc., operated by SFSC Student Services and located in the Hotel Jacaranda. The residence facility is at 19 East Main Street, Avon Park, approximately three miles from the SFSC Highlands Campus. Public transportation is not available. Housing is only available for SFSC students enrolled full-time (12 or more credit hours).

To apply for consideration to live at the Jacaranda Residence Facility, read the Hotel Jacaranda Residence Facility Student Handbook and return the completed application along with the $50 application fee to:

SFSC Foundation
13 East Main Street
Avon Park, FL 33825

Paying by check: Make checks payable to the SFSC Foundation, Inc.

Paying by credit card:

  • Send credit card authorization to the SFSC Foundation
  • Make payments by phone by calling 863-453-3133
  • Fax payments to 863-453-8023
  • Credit Card Authorization Form
    Submitting an application and paying the fee does not ensure the availability of a room. Students who receive housing scholarships through SFSC are placed in rooms first. Remaining rooms are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. By submitting an application, you agree to accept the room type that is offered regardless of the preference indicated on your application. The $50 application fee is not refundable if you decline a room when offered. In late June, applicants will be notified by email whether they have received a room or are being placed on a waiting list. New students receive this email at the email address provided on their application; currently enrolled students receive it through Panther Central. Students placed on the waiting list may request a refund of the application fee and be removed from the list. To check the status of your application, call the Residence Life Coordinator at 863-784-7127.

All rooms are furnished with an extra-long twin bed, dresser, desk, and chair for each student. Payment in full or proof of financial aid for payment is due before move-in. If you do not have proof of financial aid, you must pay the full amount before you move in. Room types and prices per person are:

Fall 2016
Spring 2017
Summer 2017
Single Shared
Houses two students in two rooms, sharing a bathroom
Houses two students in one room, sharing a bathroom
Houses four students in two rooms sharing a bathroom

Fall and spring terms consist of one 16-week term or two eight-week flexible terms. Summer term consists of one 12-week term or two six-week flexible terms.

*Volleyball and Cross Country team members receive a prorated rate based on early arrival in the fall.

Combination mini-refrigerator/freezer/microwave units can be leased for $20 per month. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Hotel Jacaranda Residence Facility office is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. If you have any questions or concerns, call 863-784-7127, or email housing@southflorida.edu.

We look forward to meeting you, and hope you will enjoy living at the Jacaranda while you pursue your education at South Florida State College.