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What do I need to bring with me on the day I sign my lease?

You need to bring a Driver's License or State ID, your Millikin ID, and you need to know your Social Security Number and the roommates you are wanting to sign with. 

What will the rent be for the 2020/2021 school year?

A Fall/Spring Lease is $9,399.00 - ($4,699.50 per semester).

A Summer/Fall/Spring Lease is $10,299.00 - ($4,699.50 per semester plus only $900 for Summer Rent).

Additonal Prices for Super Single or Double Bedrooms may vary depending on length of lease. 

How does the cost of living at The Woods compare to living on campus?
Do all the roommates have to sign a lease at the same time?

Although it is not required, we highly encourage that all roommates come in to sign their lease at the same time.  Additonal roommates can be placed at any time in vacant bedrooms. You have a better chance of being placed with the roommates you are wanting if you sign the lease at the same time.

Do we allow co-ed living?

Yes, we do allow co-ed living. If residents are planning to live in a co-ed arrangement then each person is required to complete the "Opposite Gender Form" during their lease signing appointment. It is also requires that Co-ed apartments sign with all 4 roommates at the same time. 

What is a Guaranty of Lease?

A Guaranty of Lease is required for every lease. This form is equivalent to a co-signer. Each resident must have someone (usually a parent or guardian) complete and sign the form as well as have it notarized. We will mail this form to your Guarantor on the day you sign your lease. This form is due within 15 days after they receive it. 

How do I pay for my lease?

Rent payments are posted to your MyMillikin account each semester. Summer/Fall semester payments are posted July 1st and Spring Semester payments are posted January 1st.  

Contact Student Financial Services at (217)424-6317 or for any additonal questions regarding payment.

Does The Woods offer roommate matching?

Yes, we do offer roommate matching.  The Woods will attempt to match roommates based on living habits, extra curricular activies and current major. 

You can complete the Roommate Matching Questionnaire at:

I am not returning to school, do I still have a legal obligation to The Woods for my lease?

Regardless of your academic status you are still legally responsible for payments on your lease once you have signed your lease.

Can I sublease my apartment?

Subleasing is allowed.  A $125 subleasing fee must be paid and the new roommate needs to provide us with a Guaranty of Lease.  Your balance must be at $0 in order to sublease. Subleasing your apartment does not take you off the lease completely. Please refer to the Sublease Packet and Procedure under the Forms tab. If you would like to post your apartment for subleasing, you may do so under the Resources tab.

Does The Woods have 24 hour maintenance service?

Yes, The Woods has 24 hour maintenance service. Every work order that is reported will be addressed within 24 hours. Call our office at 217-464-8635 to report a maintenance issue anytime of day or night. 

Does The Woods offer security personnel?

Yes, The Woods offers nightly security personnel on-site 7 days a week.

Can I re-sign for my apartment next school year?

Our current residents are always given the first opportunity to lease their apartment again for the next academic year. Signa lease for the Summer and you do not have to pay an additional security deposit or move items out of the aparmtnet at the end of the school year. 

How long does it take to receive my security deposit refund?

Security deposit refunds will be mailed within 30 days of the end of the lease terms.

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