Cogswell College Student Housing

Welcome To Cogswell College Student Housing

Here at Cogswell, it is our mission in Student Life to provide a housing program that creates a safe, supportive and inclusive living-learning community that fosters the academic success and personal growth of each resident student through purposeful programs and services that compliments the educational experience at Cogswell Polytechnical College.

We encourage you to make the most of your experience in the apartment complex. Get to know the resident assistant staff living in the apartment complex. They are there to help you and watch out for your best interests. Get involved! Learn as much as you can from the people living around you. Take advantage of activities and programs offered in the apartment complex.


Resident Assistants

Resident Assistants (RAs) are integral to the successful functioning of the Residential Life and Housing program. RAs are student leaders who have been trained to provide guidance and support to all students living in College sponsored housing. There is always an RA on call to assist with any issues that may arise within the apartment. RAs host a variety of social programs throughout each semester so that students are given the opportunity to engage with other resident students.

Common Questions & Answers

Where is School-Sponsored Housing located?

Students are housed at one of eight local apartment complexes. Complexes located in San Jose are: Aire, Crescent Village, North Park, 121 Tasman, and The Verdant. Complexes located in Sunnvale are: Eaves of Sunnyvale and Windsor by Mission Pointe. All eight complexes offer 2 bedroom apartments in San Jose or Sunnyvale. These complexes are no more than 8 miles from campus and the campus is less than 1/4 mile from the Baypointe and Tasman Light Rail stations. The apartments have ample storage, assigned parking, pool, fitness room, and washers and dryers in each apartment.


What's included in my housing fee & in the apartment?

Each student housing package consists of rent for the term (4 months); furniture (twin bed, dresser, nightstand, desk, sofa and chair, dining table with chairs, and lamps.); electricity (up to $100 per month); water and sewer; and an RA program (peer mentoring, free student activities, etc.). Students are responsible for making their own phone, internet, and cable TV arrangements.


What is the Cost of Student Housing?

Housing fees for each term are due at registration. The price for housing is $4,250 per semester.

Eligible students are guaranteed a space in a shared room. Students with special concerns should inform the Housing Office when applying for student housing.

A $100 non-refundable Housing Application Fee is required of all housing students and must be sent in full with the housing application in order to reserve a space. If you are unable to provide this fee at the time of application, please contact the Housing Office and a deferment may be arranged. Please contact your Financial Aid Advisor at 408.498.5100 or at

To make your Housing Deposit using Pay Pal, please follow these steps:

  1. Go to and create an individual Pay Pal account
  2. Send a payment of $100 to – please reference the students first and last name in the payment memo
  3. Send a copy or screen shot of the Pay Pal receipt to

Upon check out, apartment condition will be assessed. Any damages found to be the result of student behavior or to be in excess of what would be considered the normal “wear and tear” of the space will be assessed to the responsible party. Damages that result from all students in residence will be divided accordingly. Any appeals to student damage charges should be submitted in writing to the Dean of Students within 1 week of the charge posting to the student account.


Who is Eligible for Student Housing?

All students are eligible for student housing as long as you are enrolled in at least 9 credits in the Fall and Spring semesters. Summer housing is also available regardless if you are enrolled in summer classes but you must be registered for classes the upcoming Fall semester. In order to make the transition to college a little less stressful, Student Life offers

housing for students at any time during your academic years at Cogswell.

What Should I Bring to College Housing?

The following guide has been provided to give students and families information regarding the furniture and appliances provided in each apartment, as well as a suggested list of items to pack. Download it here.


When Can I Move in?

New Students can move in on Wednesday, August 31, 2016. Returning Students can move in on Saturday, September 3, 2016



To receive more information on student housing, please contact Brittany Bogle in the Office of Student Life at (408) 498-5137 or email: