Starting March 1, the Jacaranda Residence Facility will accept applications for housing for the 2023-24 academic year.


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

Applicants must be admitted into South Florida State College and enrolled as fulltime students (12 credit hours) during their stay. If a student is not fulltime or drops below fulltime, requests for exceptions may be reviewed through the SFSC Dean of Students Services on a casebycase basis.


Housing accommodations and prices are as follows:

   Fall 2023*
 Spring 2024*
 Summer 2024
Single Shared
Houses two students in two rooms, sharing a bathroom 
   $2,400  $2,400  $1,800
Houses two students in one room, sharing a bathroom 
   $2,100  $2,100  $1,575
Houses four students in two rooms sharing a bathroom 
   $1,800  $1,800  $1,350

* 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:

Sign the 202324 Housing Agreement Form. By signing this agreement, you have indicated that you have read, understand, and agree to all standards of conduct and regulations outlined in the Jacaranda Residence Facility Student Handbook and all rules and regulations published in the South Florida State College Student Code of Conduct.
Complete the 2023-24Housing Application. The term of a housing application is from the first day of the fall term to the last day of the spring term. Returning student residents must complete a new application each

Submit the completed application, signed housing agreement form, the $50 non-refundable processing fee, and $250 security deposit to the SFSC Foundation, Inc. Note: Housing applications will not be accepted without a signed housing agreement form and $300 payment enclosed.

Please mail applications and make checks payable to:
South Florida State College Foundation, Inc.
13 East Main Street, Avon Park, Florida 33825

Important Information

Space in the Jacaranda Residence Facility is limited. Dorm rooms are assigned on a firstcome, firstserved basis.

At the beginning of June, applicants are notified by email whether they have received a room or have been placed on a waiting list. Applicants offered a room will receive an invoice for dorm rent, movein dates, room assignments, roommate(s) information, and additional housing paperwork.

By submitting a housing application, a signed housing agreement, and a $300 payment does not guarantee that a room will be available or that you will be offered the room type you request. Failure to accept the room as offered will result in a loss of the full security deposit.
The $50 processing fee is nonrefundable. The $250 security deposit will be refunded when the student resident has departed the residence facility unless damages and/or other charges are issued to their college account.

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

If an applicant is offered a room, the student resident must pay their rent in full or show proof of financial aid for payment to the SFSC Foundation before they can move in.

To check the status of your application, call the residence life coordinator at 863-784-7127 or email


All rooms are furnished with an extra-long twin bed, dresser, desk, and chair for each student.

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

The office is closed when the College is closed.