Q. Can I live with friends, or can you match me with roommates?
You can select your roommate(s), or you can apply on your own and we can match you with other students. Applicants answer a short list of lifestyle questions to help in the matching process.
Q. What are per-person contracts?
Instead of requiring all roommates to sign a joint lease, each person at Alight West Tenn has their own individual contract, with one person per bedroom. This means you are only responsible for paying for yourself — not your roommates. Even if a roommate moves out or other bedrooms in your apartment are empty, you only pay the rate for your bedroom.
Q. What size are the apartments?
The spacious accommodations at Alight West Tenn are 4-bedroom floorplans with a private bathroom for each bedroom.
Q. Are the apartments furnished?
Yes, all apartments at Alight West Tenn have a furniture package including a full-size bed, dresser, desk and chair in each bedroom, and a sofa and love seat, end table, coffee table and entertainment stand with a 50″ flat-panel HDTV in each living room. Each apartment also includes a dining table and chairs. To see a sample of furniture and other finishes, please visit our model residences.
Q. When do the contracts start and end?
The standard term is August 16, 2019 to July 26, 2020, with payments made in 12 equal installments. Other alternate dates may be available; please inquire with our staff.
Q. Will my financial aid cover charges at Alight West Tenn?
Your living costs at Alight West Tenn can be covered by financial aid, just like on-campus housing. Any available financial aid funds, after university charges are satisfied, are released to the student for non-institutional expenses, such as off-campus housing. These funds can be used to pay charges at Alight. Normal payment deadlines will continue to apply.
Q. Is Alight open to non-students?
Nearly all the residents at Alight are students at Florida State University, with some from both Tallahassee Community College and Florida A&M. The per-person contracts are also designed with students in mind. Nonetheless, Alight West Tenn is an Equal Opportunity housing provider and welcomes applications from non-students. Family members are welcome as well, subject to occupancy limits. Because of the need to match student roommates, non-students must apply together with enough roommates to fill the desired residence.
Q. What kind of safety and security are provided?
Alight West Tenn has fire sprinklers and individually locking bedroom doors. Community courtesy patrols are provided at select times. Management staff are also on-site 24×7 and can be reached by a 24-hour phone number.
Q. What are the policies on pets, smoking and guests?
Alight West Tenn is pet-friendly, subject to limits on animals and breed. The community is smoke-free in all indoor areas. Guests are welcome at all times, subject to the consent of roommates and security considerations. Overnight guests are welcome, with limits on the number of days and guests.
Q. Can I park my vehicle at Alight?
Alight West Tenn offers free surface parking for all residents. Limited guest parking is also available at no charge.
Q. What other transportation options will I have?
Alight West Tenn is on the Seminole Express Osceola and NiteNole routes. The Osceola shuttle stops every 10 to 15 minutes, from 7am – 8pm, Monday through Friday when class is in session. The NiteNole runs Monday through Saturday, 8pm – 3am. The ride to campus is approximately 10 to 20 minutes.
Q. Can I see a model apartment?
Yes. Please request an appointment for a personal tour, or just stop by to see us and we’ll be happy to show you the community.