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Housing and Residence Life

Lease and Payment Information

What is a lease?

A lease (contract) is a legal document outlining the terms under which one party agrees to rent property from another party. By signing a lease, one is promising to live in the apartment until the last day of the lease, pay rent on time, and follow all policies and expectations of the office/program/building. The lease also points out many safety issues of renting the space.

Lease Length

For Residence Halls we have 3 or 4 quarter leases. Students must decide their lease length when they apply and indicate their choice on the application. The student can not change their lease length after they move in. If a student wishes to break their lease, they must find a non-resident to take their lease/space and bring them to the Housing Office. This person must still meet all criteria for living in the residence hall. A student may be released from their contract due to emergency circumstances at the discretion of the Housing Office and building management with adequate proof of the emergency. We will only do 1 or 2 quarter lease if: the student is graduating during the lease period, or the student is only studying at Edmonds College for that shortened period of time. We can do one quarter leases for just Summer Quarter as well.

Payments for Quarterly Rent

Rent and all housing fees are due the first week students move in. Students pay for the full quarter. We will wait longer for Financial Aid if we are given a copy of the award letter showing sufficient funding. Contact Luke Botzheim prior to moving in if you plan on having using Financial Aid funds for payment. Continuing students pay for the following quarter's housing at least a month before the new quarter starts. Please check our calendar for specific dates.

After being assigned an apartment and confirming placement, the student is agreeing to move in and pay for rent for at least one quarter.

How to Make Payments

The application fee is due when application is submitted. All students make payments quarterly. For new students, payment is due within the first week after arrival. For continuing students, payment is due during the previous quarter. See the Housing Calendar for specific due dates.

Be sure to include student's full name and student I.D. number with payment.

Payment Options

Pay online

Or call the Cashier's Office at 425.640.1563. Do not fax. The college only accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.

Make check out to Edmonds College. You may mail a check or money order to:
Housing Office Attn: Financial Coordinator
Edmonds College
20000 68th Ave West
Lynnwood, WA 98036 U.S.A.

The following information must be used for wiring money to Edmonds College:
Beneficiary: Edmonds College
Account: 153 5011 418 47
Bank: U.S. Bank James Village Branch
ABA: 125 000 105
Address: 19420 Hwy 99, Lynnwood, WA 98036
Student Information: Please include student's full name, student's Edmonds College I.D. number, and what payment is for.

This option is only for those students who have communicated with the Housing Office before, applied with Housing, and were given permission to make payments due to financial issues they can not make the full payment for the quarter.