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Are you a current or incoming community college student seeking housing in the New Haven area? Are you finishing your studies at a local community college and planning to transfer to Southern Connecticut State University? You have come to the right place!

For Housing While Attending community college:

Southern has partnered with local community colleges including (but not limited to) Gateway Community College in New Haven and Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport to offer eligible students the opportunity to live at SCSU and commute to their classes.

How to Apply:

  1. Complete the SCSU Visiting Student Registration Request form.

  2. You will receive an SCSU email address and a MySCSU username and password. Once you have this information, you will be able to log in to MySCSU.

  3. Select "Student Services" on the MySCSU homepage and then select "MyHousing Portal" on the next menu. 

  4. On the MyHousing Portal homepage, click the "Applications" tab in the top menu and select "Commuter Housing Application and Deposit" to apply for housing and pay your $250 non-refundable deposit

  5. Financial aid  may be available through your institution's financial aid office to assist with the cost of housing. Please visit the GCC Financial Aid Office or the HCC Financial Aid Office for more information. 

  6. If you are choosing to pay the entirety of your housing balance out-of-pocket or to cover a remaining balance due after Financial Aid has been applied, please contact the SCSU Student Accounts office to complete your payment in person or online through your MySCSU billing account.

Learn more about the amazing opportunity by watching this brief video:

Transfer Information:

Southern has a number of Transfer Housing Options that are perfect for students who are looking to continue their education after earning credits at a community college. The Office of Residence Life offers a variety of amenities and services to meet all students' unique needs.

Feel free to browse our website or contact our office now to find out more about your eligible housing options!

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