Housing, Dining and Auxiliary Enterprises has announced newly reduced rates for the San Clemente Village apartments. For 2016-17, monthly graduate student rental rates will be set at 20% below the current year’s rates.
The rent for a room in a two bedroom apartment will be $874 per month and the rent for a room in a four bedroom apartment will be $764. Each bedroom is occupied by one person.
The 2016-17 rate change applies to all graduate students and includes parking, utilities and wireless internet. Students are not required to pay first and last month’s rent in advance. The San Clemete Village application process is open for new graduate students and continuing graduate students until May 15, 2016.
Over the past year, the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Student Housing; Housing, Dining and Auxiliary Enterprises; the Graduate Division; and the Graduate Student Association have discussed affordable campus housing for single graduate students. After exploring a number of options, the decision was made to significantly reduce rental rates at San Clemente Village and continue to bolster the graduate student community at this location.
Associate Vice Chancellor for Housing, Dining and Auxiliary Enterprises Willie Brown said, “We are thrilled to be able to support the graduate student community in this way. Providing housing options that meet the needs of our graduate population is absolutely critical to the success of UCSB.”
Graduate Dean Carol Genetti echoed these sentiments stating, “This will make a significant difference to the financial well-being of our graduate students. We look forward to increased graduate residency and the development of a thriving graduate community at San Clemente. I wish to express my deepest thanks to Chancellor Yang for taking this action. Finally, I’d like to recognize the significant role played by the GSA as champions of this issue."
The San Clemente Village apartments are available to all single graduate students. Students with families may submit an application for Family Student Housing.
EDITOR'S NOTE: This article has been updated to clarify wording of the sentence about advance payment of first and last month's rent.