Eligibility

At least one occupant must be a REGISTERED full time matriculating student at Rutgers University Newark Campus. The program director of the graduate department or undergraduate school in which the student is enrolled determines “registration”. Part-time students and those on practical training are ineligible.

The student must be living with either a spouse or one minor dependent child. For this purpose, “spouse” includes those persons approved through the Affidavit of Domestic Partnership Process (Marriage for Heterosexual couples, and legal certification for Homosexual couples). In this agreement, “minor dependent child” means a dependent child not having reached his or her 5th birthday, in the full time custody of and residing with, the student as the full time custodial parent.

A minimum of three (3) research credits are required of students who are doctoral candidates working the equivalent of full time on their degree requirements

Students are eligible for family housing for a maximum of five (5) years, or three (3) years in case of post-Doctoral appointments. This agreement will terminate on the date any student reaches the three (3) or five (5) year limit on eligibility.

Students are immediately ineligible for family housing upon the occurrence of any of the following events:

  1. Completion of their academic program,
  2. Withdrawal from Rutgers,
  3. Their spouse or minor dependent children no longer reside with them, or
  4. Their children are no longer minor (as defined in the agreement) or dependent upon them.

Rent: The student shall pay the monthly rent stated on the original lease.

Use of the Apartment

The apartment may be used only as a private residence for the student their spouse/domestic partner and their minor dependent children. Occupants may not permit others to use the apartment mailing address.

For more details see the Family Housing Booklet at the Office of Housing and Residence Life.