Frequently Asked Questions
2023 - 2024 Move-In Guide
What are the different ways that I can pay for my housing?
For the 2022-23 academic year:
Queens College students: Housing charges will appear on your Queens College bill in CUNYfirst. Full payment may be made in the form of cash, check or money order payable to Queens College, (credit cards are NOT accepted). Payment must be made on or before August 20, 2022 for the Fall 2022 semester or on or before January 1st, 2023 for the Spring 2023 semester. For more information regarding your bill or to set up a payment plan with Queens College, please visit https://www.qc.cuny.edu/br/billing/.
Non-Queens College students: Payment must be made directly to the Summit Apartments Housing Office on or before August 20, 2022 for the Fall 2022 semester or on or before January 1st, 2023 for the Spring 2023 semester. You have the option to make a payment directly in our office using a check or money order or pay over the phone via check or credit card. Checks or money orders must be made payable to Q Student Residences LLC. Please note that our office does not accept cash as a form of payment.
How much does it cost to live in The Summit Apartments?
Your housing cost depends on your room type. Please click HERE for detailed information on housing costs. Posted costs included all utilities.
What is the difference between “submitting an application” and “signing a License Agreement?”
When you submit an application, you are letting us know that you are interested in living at The Summit Apartments. There is no official or binding agreement between you and the Summit Apartments with just your application. Fees associated with your application are non-refundable and non-transferable.
When you sign a Housing License Agreement, you are signing a legally-binding contract to reside in The Summit Apartments for the full term of the Agreement (i.e., Academic Term – mid-August through late-May as identified in the license based on the CUNY Academic Calendar).
If, during your occupancy, you cannot meet the requirements of the Housing License Agreement you signed, you should submit a Housing Cencellation Request Form to The Summit Apartments immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review the sample License Agreement very carefully with anyone you need to consult about your decision, such as your parent or guardian.
How are students chosen to reside at The Summit Apartments?
Any student who is attending a CUNY institution is eligible to live in The Summit Apartments with first priority going to Queens College students. Current residents who choose to renew their contract are given first priority to retain their exact same room or relocate to a different room. After room assignments are completed for renewing residents, eligible applicants who are applying as new residents will be assigned on a “first-come, first-served” basis.
Will the cost be covered by financial aid?
If a student is attending Queens College (or any other college or university), any financial aid (i.e., grants, loans, scholarships, etc.) that is remaining after Queens College tuition and fees are paid can be applied to The Summit Apartments housing cost. Any portion of The Summit Apartments housing cost that is not paid by financial aid will be an out-of-pocket expense for the student. Non-Queens College students interested in deferring their housing costs in anticipation of a financial aid refund are required to submit proof of APPROVED financial aid prior to moving in.
For more information regarding financial aid, please review the following websites: https://www.qc.cuny.edu/faid/
CUNY Financial Aid Website
Is there a required meal plan?
Students living in The Summit Apartments are not required to purchase a meal plan.
Will the cost of living on campus be included in my tuition statement?
Queens College students: Yes. The housing charges will appear on your bill alongside tuition and fees.
Non-Queens College students: No. All students will be responsible for paying their fees for The Summit Apartments by contacting the office directly and making a payment in person or over the phone.
What safety measures will be in place at The Summit Apartments?
The Summit Apartments is a modernized Residence Hall with all of the necessary components to provide a safe and comfortable living experience. A security guard is on-duty at the Front Desk, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, including breaks and holidays, to monitor the entrance and sign-in/sign-out all guests. A card-access system is employed at the front door, back door, and no one may enter the hall without a QC ID Card activated to allow entry. Closed-circuit security cameras are also located throughout the building and at all entry points. All guests are required to be accompanied/escorted by their host resident while in the building.
What if I need to cancel my application or my License Agreement?
To cancel your application, simply email us at email@example.com and inform us of your desire to cancel the application. The Summit Apartments Housing License Agreement is a legally-binding agreement that applies to the full term of the Agreement. Permitted cancellation of the License Agreement will only be allowed on a limited basis and will be subject to a cancellation fee. Acceptable reasons for canceling a License Agreement are limited to the following: a) graduation from Queens College/CUNY; b) withdrawal/transfer from Queens College/CUNY; c) an academic commitment sponsored by Queens College/CUNY that requires you to leave the NYC area and not attend on-campus classes; d) military duty activation that requires you to withdraw from Queens College/CUNY; and e) exceptional circumstances such as a medical withdrawal.
Can I stay at the Summit during the Holidays?
Yes, the building will be open for students to stay on-campus throughout the duration of the academic year and you will be allowed to stay on-campus over the winter break/session.
Can I stay in the residence hall for more than one year?
Residential housing contracts are only executed for one academic year at a time. Please note that current residents have the option to renew on an annual basis in the spring semester and/or summer terms.
Does The Summit Apartments provide summer housing?
Yes, however, residents must be enrolled in summer classes or participating in an internship during their stay with us. This time period is an additional housing license that must be submitted and is not included in the typical academic year license.
What are the sizes of the rooms?
Bedroom space dimensions are listed below. Please note that these are only average dimensions and that room sizes will vary from suite to suite.
Single bedroom in a 4BR unit 11.5’ x 8’ (average size of bedroom)
Shared bedroom in a 2BR 12’ x 12.5’ (average size of bedroom)
What are the amenities?
Your license with The Summit Apartments includes access to: 24-hour security, professional live-in Housing Staff, room key entry, building card access entrance, fully-furnished rooms, air conditioning, high-speed wireless internet throughout the building, computer lab and printer, laundry facilities, a fitness center, music practice rooms, a recreational area and study lounges. All amenities are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Are there washer and dryers in the residence?
While there are no laundry machines in each apartment, there is a laundry room on the second floor that is open to all residents. The machines are at no-cost to residents of the building, however, you must provide your own detergent.
What would be my mailing address?
64-80 Kissena Boulevard
Your Mailbox #
Flushing, NY 11367
Can I smoke in my room?
No. As of January 1, 2012, tobacco may not be used anywhere on the Queens College campus. This policy applies to all tobacco products, such as chewing tobacco, e-cigarettes, and vaping devices. Restrictions are in effect on all indoor and outdoor locations, including doorways, stairwells, athletic fields, and parking lots. For more information, please visit: http://www.qc.cuny.edu/about/sustainability/Pages/Tobacco-free.aspx
Can I request to live with my friend?
Yes, you can indicate your friend’s name on our roommate application form when you apply, but requests cannot be guaranteed.
Will I be able to switch roommates if we do not get along?
Every effort is made to work with roommates to ensure they are able to peacefully coexist in the same living environment. The Summit Apartments Housing Staff are all available to assist roommates who may have conflicts. Summit staff encourages residents to complete a roommate agreement in the beginning of the year to help facilitate conversations about living preferences and personal habits.
Is there a storage facility for my bike?
Yes, We have bike racks located around the facility. Students are not allowed to store bikes inside the building or apartment.
Are we allowed to have any pets?
The only pets allowed at The Summit Apartments are fish. Fish tanks can be no larger than 10 gallons.
Are there accommodations for persons with disabilities?
If you are a person with a disability and require accommodation, please contact the Housing Office at firstname.lastname@example.org