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As an F-1 Visa student at Franklin University there are a number of housing options to choose from in the central ohio area. Below you will find a list of our recommended housing options that have been utilized by previous international students as well as other information you should consider when choosing where you want to live.

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Housing Options

Students are responsible for their own housing and transportation. The University does not offer pick up, housing, or food services.

The following apartments are suggested by Franklin University but are not affiliated with or endorsed by Franklin University. It is your responsibility to establish contact and make your own living arrangements. You are responsible for locating, securing, and financing your housing.

You may wish to have short-term housing arranged for your arrival. Check the list below for availability.

Important Information

When checking the prices of apartments of interest, make sure to discuss with the landlord what you are responsible to pay. Often in the USA, monthly rent for an apartment does not include utilities such as water, electric, gas, trash services, Wi-Fi, etc. In addition, most apartments do not come with furniture, so please take this into consideration when you are looking for a place to live. Make sure to include all these costs and then compare prices. It is also to your benefit to first visit the apartment and the neighborhood before signing a lease.

  • Lease: A legally binding document that usually covers a one year period. It is extremely important to fully read and understand your lease. Sign it only if you agree with the listed conditions.
  • Rent: Housing fees that are usually due the first of the month. A penalty may be charged if rent is late.
  • Security Deposit: Pre-payment of funds to cover possible damages that may occur while living in an apartment. If you leave the apartment in good condition, this security deposit should be returned to you when you move out.
  • Utilities: Electricity, gas and water are some examples of utilities. The lease will state which utilities the tenant or renter is responsible for paying in addition to the rent.
  • Landlord or Rental Office: Person or office responsible for maintaining the building and making repairs within a responsible period of time.
  • Renter’s Insurance: Insurance that covers all your personal belongings in the event of fire or theft. The landlord’s insurance does not cover your personal property.