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We are gearing up for another exciting year! Please carefully review the updates below regarding student housing for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Housing does not accept payments via mail. Mail will be returned to the sender. All payments can be made on-line during the housing registration process. We accept e-checks, debit, and credit card payments.

For new students to apply for housing, you must meet the following criteria.

  • You must be accepted to Alabama A&M University before applying for housing. 
  • You need a 2021-2022 FAFSA on file with Financial Aid before applying. (AAMU school code 001002)
  • Your enrollment fee of $115 must be paid in advance.
  • A $350 housing fee will be due during the application process. The fees include $100 nonrefundable application fee, and the $250 refundable deposit.
  • Go to myAAMU, click on the Single Sign-On (SSO) Log-In. Look for the Student tab and click the link. Under the Student tab look for the Housing Application link, click on it and Apply.

1. Do I need to complete the criteria listed before applying? Yes

2. Can I skip some of the criteria listed, and apply for housing? No

3. I am a new student trying to apply for housing, and I cannot access the housing portal.

If you are a new student and you are unable to access the housing portal, you may not have met all of the criteria. Please make sure the following has been met before you apply. Please do not skip any of the steps because it will cause a delay in you applying.

  • You must be accepted to Alabama A&M University before applying for housing. 
  • You need a 2021-2022 FAFSA on file with Financial Aid before applying. (AAMU school code 001002)
  • Your enrollment fee of $115 should be paid in advance.

Also, make sure the Financial Aid Office has your FAFSA on file. Just because you received an e-mail verifying your FAFSA has been processed, does not mean AAMU has it. It takes 3 to 5 days before AAMU will have it on file.

4I am a transfer student, and want to reside in upperclassmen housing. What do I need to do?

If you have at least 31 credit hours, you should be able to apply for upperclassmen housing. However, it will depend on whether or not your credit hours have been confirmed and available in Banner. If not, you will see the same housing selection as the first-time freshmen.

 5. I want to room with my friend what do I need to do? 
First, everyone must have access to apply. You need to send a roommate request to your friend within the housing portal. Once they approve, only one person needs to choose the room. Wherever you go your friend will show up. Do not choose a room before requesting approval from your roommate.

6. I do not know who to room with; how can I find a compatible roommate? 

Once you complete the housing agreement and pay your fees. You will be directed to your self-service page in the housing portal. You will also, receive an e-mail from My College Roomie. Once you signed up, you can start looking for a match. Once you match with someone, you will be able to log back into the housing portal and choose a room. Do not choose a room before completing the roommate match. Only one person needs to choose the room. Wherever you go, your approved roommate will automatically follow.

7. I am a graduate student, how do I apply for housing? All graduate students should follow the same directions given to new students. All new graduate students' housing selection will be in our Normal Hills Apartment Community.

It is very important for students to register for housing early.  Returning students desiring to live on campus for the 2021-2022 academic year must meet the following criteria:

  • Have the 2021-2022 FAFSA, or a verifiable method of payment, on file with Financial Aid
  • Pre-register for Fall 2021 classes: minimum 12 credit hours (undergraduate students) and minimum 9 credit hours (graduate students)
  • Pay $100 application fee
  • $250 deposit (Should already be on file)
  1. I am not sure what student classification means or the credit hours associated with it?

 

If you have earned/passed

Then you are a…

0-30 semester hours

Freshmen

31-63 semester hours

Sophomore

64-94 semester hours

Junior

95 or more semester hours

Senior

Master’s or Doctoral Degree

Graduate student

2. I am a returning student, what if my deposit is not on file?

The deposit was waived for new students enrolled as of Fall 20/Spring 21 (only). You will need to pay your deposit prior to the housing application opening.  Payments for the housing deposit will not be available to pay once the application opens in April.

First-time Fall 20/Spring 21 Students

Please log into the housing portal and pay your deposit starting at midnight on March 8th until April 10th and ending at 11:59 pm.

Returning Students

Returning students should have a deposit already on file unless you canceled your assignment and requested it to be refunded.  However, the ability to pay the fee will be available to all returning students in the housing portal IF you need to pay it.

Please do not pay the deposit if it is already on file.  We do not have the manpower to check each students’ account nor refund your fee immediately should you make a mistake.

  1. I am a returning student applying for housing, why am I unable to access the housing application?

If you are a returning student, and you cannot access the housing application you may not have met the criteria. Please make sure the following has been met before you apply.

  • Have the 2021-2022 FAFSA, or a verifiable method of payment, on file with Financial Aid
  • Pre-register for Fall 2021 classes: minimum 12 credit hours (undergraduate students) and minimum 9 credit hours (graduate students)
  • Pay $100 non-refundable application fee
  • Pay the $250 deposit (Should already be on file)
  1. I am a returning student and there is a “hold” on my account. Will this keep me from applying for housing. Yes. If you have a “hold” on your account, it will prevent you from registering for classes. Now is the time to have those “holds” removed. The most common “holds” are the following:

If your financial aid has not posted, along with accepting your loans. You need to reach out to financial aid first by making an appointment using the Virtual Lines https://www.aamu.edu/campus-life/virtual-lines.html

  •  Judicial, you need to complete the sanctions given based on your Student Conduct Issue.

It is the students responsibly to take care of having the holds removed. No excuses. However, it is the various offices responsibility to respond to your issue in a timely manner. You are welcome to reach out to housing@aamu.edu for directions on how to proceed.

  1. Do I need to complete the criteria listed before applying? Yes
  2. Can I skip some of the criteria listed and apply for housing? No
  3. I want to apply to stay in normal hills for fall 2021, I will be a junior at the end of the semester, will normal hills be available for me to choose?

You will only be able to select Normal Hills as an option if have passed (earned) 64 plus hours at the time you apply for housing.  The current semester and/or future hours anticipated completing will not be considered.

  1. I want to room with my friend what do i need to do?

All students wishing to reside together must meet all application criteria in order to access the housing application. You need to send a roommate request to your friend within the housing portal. Once they approve, only one person needs to choose the room. Wherever you go your friend will show up.

  1. I don’t see the residence hall/apartment community that i desire to reside. Can my application be canceled and resubmitted? No
  2. If I do not select a room because I do not see the hall, complex, or community desired, can my application fee be refunded? Students who pay the nonrefundable application fee are only eligible to choose an assignment, which is based on availability.
  3. If a selection is not made, will housing assign me to a room. No. It is very important not to delay your housing selection.

 

Directions on how to apply:

  1. To access the Housing Application (Housing Agreement) log into your Single Sign-On Account (SSO).
  2. How to complete the Housing Agreement Process.
  3. Student will be directed to pay housing registration fees.
  4. How to form a roommate group.
  5. How to select your room.

*Housing is provided on a first-come, first- serve basis.

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