Instead of academic year long dorms, we offer all year long apartments with separate legally binding lease contracts. Housing Services is a separate auxiliary entity with an accounting system distinct from other Fuller departments. As a result, financial transactions and contracts with other Fuller offices- including financial aid payments received by Student Financial Services-do not fulfill contractual obligations to Housing Services.

You must apply to Fuller Housing separately from Admissions. We strongly urge you to apply for Housing immediately, as the Housing Office can receive your application even before you receive an Admissions decision. Once you hear back about your Admissions decision, it is your responsibility to inform the Housing Office. MORE INFO >

Housing Policy

If you are a single person, you can have a studio, studio loft, or a 1 bedroom unit. Housing Office will not offer a multiple bedroom unit to a single person. Multiple bedroom units are for families and roommates situations.

Effective January 1, 2016

Please note that our 6 month lease is Legally Binding and once the lease has been signed, you are responsible to pay rent on the apartment regardless if you reside in Fuller housing, decide not to attend Fuller, have not yet moved into the apartment, or if you need to end your lease before the lease end date. You are still responsible to pay rent on the apartment and you will forfeit your $600 security deposit.

Two Options for Living at Fuller

Traditional Apartment Units

The majority of our units are located within two blocks of the Fuller campus in the heart of downtown Pasadena. Most complexes are so close you can walk to class. The farthest is a few miles from campus. You can reference the Properties on the properties tab to the left.

Please take note of the Inclusionary Housing Agreement with the city of Pasadena if you are interested in our Chang Commons Property.

Inclusionary Housing Agreement

Inclusionary Housing Agreement-Korean

Intentional Community (IC)

Cooperative Living in Shared Homes and Cohousing Apartments

Fuller Housing's Intentional Community offer cooperative living in shared homes and co-housing apartments. Some of our Intentional Communities also offer studio, 1, 2, or 3-bedroom apartments or homes that have self-contained bathrooms, kitchens, and living areas. All of Fuller Housing's Intentional Communities require an IC application, in addition to Fuller Housing's standard application.

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Unit Size, Classification, and Amenities

Fuller Housing owns or leases 283 units in 8 complexes. Rent is based upon the size of the unit and its amenities. The majority of our units are carpeted, and all of them have a refrigerator and stove/oven unit but are otherwise unfurnished. Additionally, many of our newest units in Chang Commons have dishwashers and washer/dryer units.

Eligibility for Families

Maximum Occupancy for Unit Types - All Fuller Communities Families only. Fuller families are defined as spouses, and children under 21 years only. Other family members must obtain permission from the Housing Department.

Unit Type Maximum Occupancy 2016 Rent*
1 Bedroom 2 Adults
+ 1 Child(under 18)
+ 1 Baby(under 1)
$990 to $1280
2 Bedroom 4 Adults
+ 1 Child(under 18)
+ 1 Baby(under 1)
$1310 to $1620
3 Bedroom 6 Adults
+ 1 Child(under 18)
+ 1 Baby(under 1)
$1730 to $1980
4 Bedroom 8 Adults
+ 1 Child(under 18)
+ 1 Baby(under 1)

Eligibility for Roommate Situations

Maximum Occupancy for Unit Types - Roommates only

Unit Type Maximum Occupancy 2015 Rent*
Studio 2 Adults $760-$950
Studio Loft 2 Adults $1025
1-Bedroom 2 Adults $990 to $1280
2-Bedroom 4 Adults, though priority given to families $1310 to $1620
3-Bedroom Priority given to families $1730 to $1980

*does not include parking or utility fees and is valid from 6/25/16

Rent Rate Comparison

How do Fuller Housing rent rates compare to others in the area? Overall, downtown Pasadena is an expensive place to live. Fuller Housing's rates are 10-30% below area rates. In the past 1-2 years, there are 2000+ new luxury residential units being built within one mile of campus, many with rates 50% above Fuller Housing's rates. For additional rent rate comparison information, try the Rent-O-Meter website.

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