Frequently Asked Questions
Is the Housing Pre-Payment refundable? The only way to receive the $200 Prepayment is if you cancel your housing application by August 1. To cancel your Housing Application e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your student ID number.
What if I change my mind? Once you sign the Residence Life Contract, you are bound to its terms for that entire academic year. If you are not entirely sure that you want housing for both the fall and spring semester, we highly recommend you do not participate in the process or even submit an application. It is important to discuss all available options with your parent(s) or guardian(s) BEFORE signing the Residence Life Contract. The contract is a full year contract that is terminated only under very specific circumstances.
What scenarios allow a student to vacate their room assignment and contract? A student who withdraws, is academically dismissed, takes a leave of absence, removed from housing for student conduct, lives within a 30 mile radius of MCC or receives an approved contract release.
How will the $200 Pre-Payment be used? Once a resident moves in and is verified in residence, $150 will be applied to a Student’s Account as a payment towards Housing Costs. $50 will be held as a Damage Deposit. Upon a successful check out, any potential damages or cleaning charges will be taken out of the damage deposit and the balance will be applied to the student’s account.
When will I find out my housing assignment? Residence Life will mail an informational letter in early August to all assigned students. This letter will contain your housing assignment, your suitemate(s) information, information on what to bring, information on the timeline for your move in and details of required residence life orientation meetings.
Are there rules for living on campus? All of the policies that ensure a healthy, respectful and safe residential community environment are found in A Guide to Residence Living. Every residential student will receive a copy when they move in. A few clarifiers are:
Smoking: Smoking is prohibited in any location on the Marshalltown Community Campus, including all Residential Complexes.
Alcohol: Consumption, possession or distribution of alcohol beverages is not permitted. Violations of the alcohol and other drug policy may result in removal from the Residential Complexes.
Pets: No pets are allowed on campus.