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Housing

Campus Residence Hall

Residence Hall option is available for International Students and US students, who are 18 or older at the time of move-in. For international students who are 17 or younger, please apply for Homestay.

We are now accepting residence hall applications for Summer & Fall 2014!! 

Costs

Required fees:

  • Application fee: $150 (It’s non-refundable, unless we do not provide space)
  • Security Deposit: $150 (refundable if room is left in good condition with no damage)
  • Rent amount per month determined by unit chosen (Not included: TV, phone, cable, and food)
  • Stay for 10 months, 11th month free

2014-2015 Academic Year Monthly Rate

Unit (person/room) Standard Room Large Room
Triple (3/room) N/A $350 per Month
Double (2/room) $500 per Month $550 per Month
Single (1/room) $1000 per Month $1050 per Month
  • While rents are priced on a monthly basis per your chosen lease, rent is actually paid on a quarterly basis

Requirements

  • Be at least 18 at the time of move in.
  • Be a registered student at Olympic College enrolled in at least 12 quarter credits (one quarter a year can be taken off from taking classes without losing eligibility).

Amenities/Features

Refrigerator, microwave, plates & utensils, pots & pans.
Bed, desk, chair, closet.
Free parking space.
Free high-speed internet.
Utilities included.
On site laundry room.
Live-in Residence Hall Manager.
Located one block from OC Bremerton campus.

Floor Plan



*Typical Floor Plan of a shared studio occupancy room.

Application/Placement process

When complete application with $150 application fee is received, the received date is listed on the application.

Placements are made according to date received and contract lease chosen (9- and 12-month leases receive first priority over 1-quarter leases).

Placements are made at least a month before arrival date.

All apartments will be made up of a mix of international and US students. Please be aware that we will do our best to fit you with your room request, but we do not guarantee your first choices. Confirmation of room assignments will be sent out sometime in the month prior to your arrival. There is no refund of the $150 application fee unless we are not able to place you in a space OR if you are an international student and do not receive a Visa.

How to apply

1. Complete and submit the Residence Hall Application Form. You can also apply online.

2. Please choose one of the payment options below:

  • Check or money order made payable to Olympic College
  • Wire transfer to Olympic College.
    Beneficiary: Olympic College
    Name of Bank: US Bank
    Account Number: 1 535 9514 5985
    Routing Number: 125000105
    SWIFT Code: USBKUS44IMT
  • Credit Card (VISA or Master Card) Please fill out Payment Authorization Form

3. If you choose to fax or email the documents, please scan signed documents. Digital signatures or typed names will not be accepted as signatures. "Payment Authorization Form" must be submitted by mail or fax only.

Mailing address:
Office of Residence Life
c/o International Student Services
Olympic College
1600 Chester Ave.
Bremerton, WA 98337
U.S.A.

*Fax: 1-360-473-2856
*Email: reslife@olympic.edu

Homestay

Homestay options (traditional or nontraditional) are available mainly in the Bremerton area.

Homestays with American host families offer an opportunity to experience a new culture while learning English. The cost for a traditional Homestay is $625 per month which includes a furnished bedroom and food for three meals per day. There is a non-refundable fee of $150 for this placement service. Please indicate on your application if you are requesting a Homestay placement.

 Minor (17 years old or younger) students who are not in our homestay program must live with a local guardian.

 How to apply

To request homestay accommodation while attending Olympic College, please follow these steps at least 30 days before the program start date on your I-20 form to allow us time to find a proper host family for you.

  1. Complete and submit the homestay application form. If you are 18 or older, you can submit online application here and skip to step 4. If you are 17 or younger, please use the download the application here.
  2. Complete and submit the Rules and Agreement Form for Minors and Alternative Accommodation Form with signatures of your parents or a legal guardian if you are 17 or younger.
  3. Prepare and submit a self-introduction letter to your homestay host and a recent photo, and submit with the homestay application. You can download the form here.
  4. Enclose a check or money order for $150 payable to Olympic College for the homestay application fee, or submit the Payment Authorization Form by mail or fax. (The homestay application fee is non-refundable.)
  5. Submit New Student Arrival Form (Summer 2014 / Fall 2014) at least 3 weeks before your arrival date to guarantee airport pick up and to arrange a move-in date with your host family. Please see “New Student Arrival Information” for scheduled pick up dates.
  6. If you choose to fax or email the documents, please scan signed documents. Digital signatures or typed names will not be accepted as signatures.

    Payment Authorization Form must be submitted by mail or fax only.
    Mailing address:
    International Student Services
    Olympic College
    1600 Chester Ave.
    Bremerton, WA 98337
    U.S.A.

    *Fax: 1-360-473-2856
    *Email: international@olympic.edu

Olympic College Host Family Information

We are looking for wonderful host families who enjoy cultural exchange and can provide safe, clean, and warm accommodation for Olympic College International Students. International Students learn American culture and improve their English skills through every day interaction with their host families. There are two options to choose from depending on your lifestyles. If you are interested, please follow the steps below.

1. Please read The Homestay Host Experience & Agreement

2. Submit Online Application Form. Or you can download the Host Family Application Form.

3. Submit Homestay Applicant Disclosure Form by mail or fax.

4. We will contact you for a home-visit appointment with all of family members or/and roommates once everyone is cleared from criminal background check.

5. If you choose to fax or email the documents, please scan signed documents. Digital signatures or typed names will not be accepted as signatures.

Homestay Applicant Disclosure Form must be submitted by mail or fax only.

Mailing address:
International Student Service
Olympic College
1600 Chester Ave.
Bremerton, WA 98337

Fax: 360-473-2856

Apartment Rental

Apartment Living:

  • Apartment living can provide privacy and independence.
  • Most American apartments come with basic appliances and fixtures; furniture may or may not be provided.
  • Apartment managers usually require a six month lease. Be sure to understand the terms before signing a lease.
  • Average rent for a one bedroom apartment is $600 to $900 per month.
  • Rent usually does not include furniture and all utilities; electricity and phone often are paid in addition to rent.