This fall, the housing price for Cogswell student will increase from $4,500 to $5,500, an increase of 22.22%.
According to a notification from Dean of Students Brittany Bogle, the new housing rate “represents the true cost of our college apartments, which includes rent, furniture, utilities, and internet.” This comes one year after a $250 increase which took effect last fall.
The college recognizes that the cost of housing in San Jose can pose a difficulty for most students. “Cogswell strives to mitigate this difficulty by providing students with college sponsored apartments at an affordable rate,” Ms. Bogle’s email says.
There are three communities in which Cogswell students may be placed, all of which are “resort-style” apartments from the Irvine Company. The average rent for a two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit is $3,245 for Northpark, $3,531 for Riverview, and $3,656 for Crescent Village, according to the floor plans advertised on their respective websites.
“Considering how the price of living in the area is going up since we are in the Silicon Valley… it only makes sense that the price of housing would go up as much as it is” says student Judith Carpio (GDA), who has lived in housing for two years.
Students residing in housing during the summer 2018 will move into their fall 2018 assignments between Friday, August 24, and Monday, August 27. The move-in date for returning students is Friday, August 31st, from 10:00am-4:00pm. The deadline to apply for housing for the 2018-2019 term is on July 15, 2018. Students should check their email for more information, or contact Ms. Bogle at firstname.lastname@example.org.