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What do Housing Costs Include?

The current housing rate is $2790 per quarter. Students starting in the Fall, Winter, or Spring Quarters will sign an agreement that terminates at the end of the Spring Quarter with the option to renew for the Summer; students starting in the Summer Quarter sign a one-quarter agreement with the option to renew in the Fall. The cost of School-Sponsored Housing includes basic utilities, furniture rental, and 24-hour staff support. Telephone, Internet, and television connections are the responsibility of students.

To apply for housing, click on the link below and fill in all of the fields. You will be able to pay the $300 deposit by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, or check.

Housing Application 

To reserve a space in School-Sponsored Housing, a housing application and security deposit must be on file with the Housing Office. The Housing Office will guarantee a space in housing up to one month prior to the first day of classes. Students who send in their application and deposit less than one month prior to the beginning of classes will be placed on a waiting list, and assignments will be made as space is available, on a first-come, first-served basis, in order of receipt of application and deposit. Housing applications and deposits may be mailed up to one year prior to the anticipated start date; however, housing applications cannot be considered until a student has been admitted as a student to the school.

The reservation deposit of $300 is kept on file as a security/damage deposit once a student moves into School-Sponsored Housing. The deposit is refundable minus cleaning/damage charges when a student vacates School-Sponsored Housing. If any damages or excess cleaning needs to be done while the student is residing in School-Sponsored Housing, those charges will be added to the student's account. If a student cancels housing within two weeks of the move-in date, a $200 administrative fee will be taken from the original deposit.

The licensing agreement outlines the terms of the formal agreement between a housing student and The Art Institute of California—San Francisco. It also defines basic rules and regulations that are in effect while living in School-Sponsored Housing. The Art Institute offers three quarter (Fall to end of Spring quarter) and one-quarter agreements (Summer). The licensing agreement is a legal document, and must be honored for its full term in order to avoid a breach of contract penalty and loss of security/damage deposit. For a copy of the Student Housing License Agreement, please contact the Housing Office.

The Housing Staff consists of the Director of Housing and Residential Life (full-time professional staff person), two Residence Life Coordinators (full-time professional staff persons living on-site), and the Resident Assistants (part-time student staff members living on-site). The Residence Life Coordinator makes periodic visits to the units, conducts inspections, meets regularly with school housing residents, promotes activities and community at housing and maintains regular office hours at the main campus. The Resident Assistant works up to 20 hours per week planning activities, completing health and safety inspections, providing on-call emergency assistance, answering questions, and offering general help to the residents. The staff organizes events such as potlucks, bowling nights, San Francisco city tours, videogame tournaments, barbeques, pizza parties, and a variety of activities to give students opportunities to interact with each other. You will often find numerous households together in one apartment, studying, playing video games, cooking, and enjoying one another's company.

The student's rights and responsibilities outlined in the Student Handbook extend to those students living in School-Sponsored Housing. There are also policies outlined in the Student Licensing Agreement that specifically outline what is expected in School-Sponsored Housing. Some of these include: breach of contract, quiet hours, guest policy, alcohol and drug policy, safety standards, and cleanliness expectations. The Art Institute expects that all residents maintain their apartments in accordance to those rules outlined in the Student Licensing Agreement. The Art Institute housing comprises a diverse group of students. Students are expected to treat one another with respect regardless of gender, religion, sexual orientation, or race. For a more detailed look at the Student Licensing Agreement please contact the Housing Office.

The Fillmore Center has its own maintenance and security staff, available 24 hours a day and seven days a week for emergency issues. Students may report non-emergency issues related to maintenance problems, concerns about security, and conflicts with non-student residents to the property management staff during regular office hours. Students who are concerned about unresolved problems that have been reported are encouraged to speak with the Residence Life Coordinator or the Director of Housing and Residential Life.

School-Sponsored Housing charges do not include parking costs. There are unpaid parking spots available that are first come, first served, as well as underground paid parking that the student arranges through the property managers independently at a cost of $265.00 per month at The Fillmore Center. Students park at their own risk and liability.

Housing Office
David Lee
Director of Residential Life and Housing
The Art Institute of California—San Francisco

The Art Institute of California—San Francisco, a campus of Argosy University

1170 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102-4928
1.415.865.0198 • 1.888.493.3261
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