Can I reserve housing for dates outside of the published semester dates?
It is sometimes possible for us to accommodate early arrivals and/or late departures at an additional cost. Approvals are dependent on which residence you are booking, as well as availability. Please make your reservation, and we will do our absolute best to accommodate your request.
What is EHS? How does it work?
Educational Housing Services (EHS) manages several dormitory-style student and intern housing facilities in New York City. These are not apartments, and are only open to students and interns. If you are a full-time college student studying at a school in NYC, or a college student coming to NYC for an internship as part of your studies, you are eligible to live with EHS. EHS has more than 25 years of experience offering students and interns safe, high-end dormitory-style housing throughout NYC. EHS offers housing on a semester-based system only.
Who can live with EHS?
To be eligible to live with EHS, residents must be able to certify either (a) that he / she is currently enrolled as a student and is taking one or more courses, or (b) if the applicant is not taking classes during the semester, the applicant both (i) is registered to take classes in the following semester, and (ii) is working at an internship that provides beneficial learning.
Residents must also certify that he/she is currently not listed, and has never been listed, on any state, district, commonwealth or territory sex offender registry. If the applicant is not a resident of the United States of America, the applicant has not been convicted of any sexual offenses that are punishable by the laws of the State of New York.
Residents must also have not been previously convicted of a felony.
What is the cancellation policy?
To ensure the integrity of your reservation, all cancellation requests MUST be received by EHS through DocuSign or sent via certified or registered mail (to 55 Clark Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201, Attention Director, Leasing). Your request MUST be processed by DocuSign or via email/fax by 11:59 pm, New York City Time, or postmarked on or before the cancellation deadlines set forth below to be eligible for a refund. Cancellation requests processed or postmarked after the deadline or sent via a different method will result in NO REFUND of monies paid.
Cancellation deadlines by semester:
a. Fall Only Reservations - July 15
b. 9 and 12-month Reservations- July 15
c. Spring Only Reservations- Nov 15
d. Summer Only Reservations - April 15
Cancellations received or postmarked after the deadline will NOT receive refunds and the client will be responsible for the full cost of the reservation pursuant to the License Agreement. If there is a guarantor (required for 9 and 12-month reservations), the guarantor will be responsible to guaranty payment pursuant to the License Agreement and the Guaranty. The client also understands that the Membership Fee is NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE.
All refunds are processed via check within 8-10 weeks and mailed to the client.
What are the dates I can make a reservation?
EHS books all reservations by the semester. Current semester dates can be found on each residence page. Go to the residence you are interested in, and look for the semester options in the Rooms & Rates section.
What is a guarantor? Who can be one?
A guarantor is a person over the age of 21, usually a parent, who agrees to be responsible if you are ever unable to fulfill the financial obligations of your housing agreement. If you can't get a parent to be a guarantor, the next best bet would be a relative or friend.
What documents does a guarantor need to provide?
A guarantor needs to provide a copy of a valid current photo ID and a completed Guarantor Form, which will be sent by the Housing Advisor. Current IDs (valid) are IDs issued by a city/state/federal agencies.
What happens if I can't get a guarantor?
If you are unable to secure a guarantor, then you will be required to pay for the semester housing in full before moving in. Please speak directly with a Housing Advisor about your situation by calling 1-800-297-4694.
What is included with the room rates?
The room rate includes all utilities (electric, AC/heat, water), a basic student-style furnished room (twin bed, desk, dresser or closet, desk with chair), Cable TV (a flat screen television with a premium cable package is included in every room, except Marymount where we do not provide televisions or premium cable), Wifi in your room and throughout the building, fitness and laundry facilities (laundry cost is not included), 24-hour security in the building, microwaves (in all buildings except New Yorker), and apartment-style or small refrigerator (size of refrigerator depends on rooms size and building). Our Student Life staff is on call 24/7 for emergencies and also plans several free and low cost activities each month, which you are invited to attend.
After reserving my room, when do I receive information about check-in, what to bring, etc?
Most of the information you need to start planning your stay is in the FAQ section or can be found in the Student Life section. You will also receive an email from Student Life providing you with all of the information you need.
Is there a curfew?
There is no curfew; our residences have 24-hour front entrance security and residents can enter with their EHS ID Card. However, we do have quiet hours that are New York City ordinances which are from 11pm-9am. During final exams we have a 24-hour quiet hours in effect. For more information on building policies please visit the Student Life section.
Does EHS offer meal plans? Are there kitchen facilities in the residences?
Since we are not on-campus housing, we do not offer meal plans. However, The New Yorker, St. George Towers, and 55 John Street residences all feature communal kitchens for you to use (cooking supplies not provided). The Marymount and Cooper Square residences offer apartment-style living and include a kitchen within each apartment.
We also offer a variety of discounts to local restaurants.
Can I use financial aid to pay for EHS housing?
You can speak with your school when applying for financial aid, and let them know that you will need funds for living expenses. Since financial aid is typically paid to you directly, You need to coordinate how the funds get from your school/other third party to EHS.
What is the $250 membership fee for?
As a not-for-profit company we are obligated to require membership. The fee that is charged is incorporated into the operating cost budget for EHS. Each EHS resident is required to pay a membership fee in order to reside with us.
What security measures are in place at EHS?
EHS is committed to providing its residents with a safe and secure environment where they can pursue their studies or internships. Our safety department at EHS is overseen by the Director of Public Safety, Fred Neglia, who boasts 30+ years of related experience. Professional security personnel are posted at the entrance of every EHS residence 24/7. There are also surveillance cameras throughout the buildings and live-in staff members.
Should we have renter’s insurance?
EHS strongly urges residents to carry renters insurance. In an unlikely event of fire, theft, water damage or natural disaster, Educational Housing Services does not accept responsibility for an damage incurred to personal property. Parents are also encouraged to check to see if their home owners policies covers their children’s belongings while at school and if not, there are several companies that are specialized in the area of residence students.
What are the policies (for guests, conduct, etc)?
Please visit the Student Life section and review the Code of Conduct guide that all residents are expected to follow.
What forms of payment are accepted?
We accept all major credit cards. Complete the reservation or make a credit card payment over the phone at 1-800-297-4694. You may also pay with a Money Order, Certified Check or Traveler’s Check made out to Educational Housing Services, Inc. Please note that EHS does not accept personal checks.
If we need to get in touch with a staff member at the residence during or after office hours due to an emergency, is there a number we can call?
Yes, please visit the Student Life section and look for the Building Contact Information section, then select the appropriate residence.
Can I reserve for 9 or 12 months and cancel after the first semester?
You can reserve for 9 or 12 months with EHS, however if you cancel after the first semester, the guarantor will be responsible to guaranty payment pursuant to the License Agreement and the Guaranty. Cancellations made after the deadline will NOT receive refunds and the client will be responsible for the full cost of the reservation pursuant to the License Agreement. If you are unable to secure a guarantor, then you will be required to pay for the semester housing in full before moving in. Please speak directly with a Housing Advisor about your situation by calling 1-800-297-4694.
How much does it cost to live with EHS?
EHS has multiple residences available, with many different room types in each. All of our properties and room types are at a different price points, so speaking to one of our Housing Advisors is the best way to find out what would work best for your needs and budget. Keep in mind that rates are given by academic semester and are inclusive of all utilities, cable, Internet, etc. Housing Advisors can be reached at 1-800-297-4694.
What do I have to pay when submitting my reservation? Can I pay monthly?
We do not offer monthly payments. The payment structure for each reservation type is:
When making a Fall Only reservation, we require 50% of the room fee plus the membership fee ($250 if you are a new resident, $125 if you are a returning resident).The second 50% is due August 1.
When making a Spring Only reservation, we require 50% of the room fee plus the membership fee ($250 if you are a new resident, $125 if you are a returning resident). The second 50% is due December 1.
When making a 9 or 12 month reservation, we require 30 % of the room fee plus the membership fee ($250 if you are a new resident, $125 if you are a returning resident). The second 30% is due August 1 and the remaining 40% is due December 1.
When making a summer reservation, we require 100% of the room fee +plus the membership fee ($250 if you are a new resident, $125 if you are a returning resident).
For any other semester or for reservations that are placed after the above dates, please call 1-800-297-4694 and speak to a Housing Advisor for payment options.