San Luis Obispo Student Housing FAQs

The Academy Palomar provides brand new, centrally located apartments close to Cal Poly & Cuesta that come with everything students want and need right at their fingertips. Curious about life at The Academy? Review the following questions and answers to learn more about exceptional off campus living in our luxurious San Luis Obispo housing community.

The Academy Palomar brings together the best features of off campus living all while being in a premier location that’s conveniently close to campus and many other local hotspots. Residents of our community can choose from a variety of floor plans, and each apartment offers a myriad of features, including an in-unit washer and dryer, hardwood-style flooring, large HDTV in the living room, and much more. Throughout our community residents can find a variety of premier amenities that are sure to help them flourish both academically and socially, including a state-of-the-art fitness center, private and group study rooms with smart board technology, clubhouse lounge, and many more.

The Academy offers individual housing contracts for each of our apartments in San Luis Obispo. Individual housing contracts mean that residents are held responsible for their monthly installment payments and not those of their roommates. If a roommate fails to submit their monthly payment or vacates the apartment before the contract ends, residents will not be held accountable. Contact us to learn more about individual contracts.

We want to make everything as easy as possible for residents. That’s why we offer individual housing contracts that span 12 months.

Residents can pay their monthly installments either online, using our easy resident portal, or drop off a check in-person at our leasing office. For ultimate convenience, residents can also set up automatic payments through our portal so they never miss a payment.

Yes! We want to make sure our residents are completely taken care of. To make their lives easier, we employ a well-qualified team of management and maintenance professionals on-site. We even have a 24/7 maintenance staff available in case of an emergency.

Yes! We offer complimentary roommate-matching services for students new to San Luis Obispo. The process is simple — residents fill out a detailed questionnaire asking about their lifestyle preferences, hobbies, and habits, and our team matches them with another resident whose answers align. Contact us for more information about our roommate-matching services or to start on your questionnaire.

Residents either need to have a guarantor, self-qualify on their own, or do deferred rent. Potential guarantors must meet minimum credit and income requirements, and sign the guarantor addendum to each contract. Contact our leasing office to learn more about guarantor requirements, self-qualifying, or deferred rent.

For the duration of your lease term, the total rent is divided into 12 equal installments. Each installment covers a portion of the total rent cost and is not dependent on monthly rental rates, eliminating the need for proration based on your move-in or move-out date.