Starting March 1, the Jacaranda Residence Facility will accept applications for housing for the 2017-18 academic year.

Location

The Jacaranda Residence Facility is located in the Hotel Jacaranda, 19 East Main Street, in downtown Avon Park. It is approximately three miles from the Highlands Campus. Residents provide their own transportation to and from the campus.

Eligibility for Housing

Students are eligible for housing if they are enrolled in SFSC full-time taking 12 or more credit hours. Students who receive housing scholarships through SFSC are placed in rooms first. The remaining rooms are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

Rates

Housing accommodations and prices are as follows:

 Units
 
 Fall 2017*
 Spring 2018*
 Summer 2018
Single Shared
Houses two students in two rooms, sharing a bathroom 
 $2,100 $2,100 $1,575
Double
Houses two students in one room, sharing a bathroom 
 $1,800 $1,800 $1,350
Quad
Houses four students in two rooms sharing a bathroom 
 $1,500 $1,500 $1,125

* Volleyball and Cross Country team members receive a prorated rate based on early arrival in the fall. Rates are determined once the check-in date is determined.

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.

Apply for Housing

To apply for housing in the Jacaranda Residence Facility, follow these steps:

1.
 
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Complete your application for housing and mail it to the SFSC Foundation, Inc., along with the application fee and security deposit. If you have questions about your application, email housing@southflorida.edu.
 
  • Make sure you enclose a payment of $300, which consists of a $50 non-refundable processing fee and a refundable $250 security deposit. Your application will not be processed without the application fee.
  • The SFSC Foundation accepts checks and credit card payments via Discover, MasterCard, and Visa. Make checks payable to the SFSC Foundation, Inc. If paying by credit card, include a completed credit card authorization form with your application.

  • Check the room rates and select your room preference on your application.
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Send your application and payment to:

SFSC Foundation, Inc.
13 East Main Street
Avon Park, FL 33825

Application Process

Space in the Jacaranda Residence Facility is limited. Submitting an application with the processing fee and deposit does not guarantee that a room will be available or that you will be offered the type you request.

By submitting an application, you agree to accept the room type that is offered, regardless of the preference indicated on your application.

The $50 processing fee is not refundable. The $250 security deposit is not refundable if you decline a room when offered.

In late June, applicants are notified by email whether they have received a room or have been placed on a waiting list. New students receive this email at the email address they provided on their application for housing. Currently enrolled students receive it through Panther Central. Move-in dates/information are sent the same way.

Students placed on the waiting list may request a refund of their security deposit within a given timeframe and be removed from the list.

To check the status of your application, call the residence life coordinator at 863-784-7127 or email housing@southflorida.edu.

You must provide payment in full or show proof of financial aid for payment before you move in. If you do not have proof of financial aid, you must pay the full amount before you move in.

Amenities

All rooms are furnished with an extra-long twin bed, dresser, desk, and chair for each student. Combination mini-refrigerator/freezer/microwave units can be leased for $20 per month. A limited number are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Office Hours

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

The office is closed when the college is closed.