frequently asked questions
[+]When is rent due?
For the contractual year all payments are due “by semester”. First semester payment will be due in August, before move in. Second payment due in January, before the start of the Spring semester.
[+]How much does it cost to live in CMRC?
Please refer to Rent Rate Page.
[+]What types of payments are accepted?
Acceptable forms of payment are personal check, money orders, cashier's check from your bank, or credit card payment via the Resident Portal link above.
[+]What does my rent payment cover?
Just to name a few, your rent covers all utilities, high speed internet, single person bedrooms, a fully furnished apartment w/ central heat and air.
[+]How do I know if I am eligible to live in CMRC?
All residents of CMRC must have accumulative GPA of 2.3 and 24 earned credit hours accepted by Bowie State, and must be cleared judicially w/ the University.
Temporarily unitl Sept 1, 2011 we are allowing students who have a 2.0 GPA to apply for the 2011-2012 year.
Please follow the steps to complete an online application.
[+]What if I want to cancel my contract?
Everyone has 48 hours to cancel their contract after signing. After the 48 hours has expired. You will be bound to the contract agreement.
[+]Do the same rules and regulations apply for CMRC as they are in the traditional residence halls?
Yes they do. The same rules and guidelines apply for housing and visitation as they do in the traditional residence halls on campus.
[+]Why are the rates being raised?
Apartment communities traditionally raise rates on an annual basis to account for the increase in the cost of living. Please keep in mind CMRC rates are considerably lower than other rental properties in the area. Also your payment includes ALL utilities which are not typically included.
[+]If my balance is not current will I be able to sign a new contract?
No, all residents must have a current or zero balance to be eligible to sign a contract for the upcoming year.
[+]If I am transferring rooms next year, would I need to move out when my current contract ends?
Yes, all current residents not staying in their same bedrooms must move out at the end of their contract on July 31st.
[+]Do I need a meal plan?
Yes, all students residing on campus are required to have a meal plan. CMRC residents are given the Campus 7 plan. Please visit http://www.bowiestate.edu/CampusLife/meal_plans/
for additional details
[+]How should I leave my apartment when I move out?
The same condition as when you moved in.