Policies

Financial Aid

Rent payments may only be deferred by providing SAMI with a "Consent for Release of Information" fully completed by the Financial Aid Office. The amount of aid available must be greater than the rent deferred. 

 

The only payments that can be deferred with Fall Financial Aid are the August and September payments, unless the 1st payment due is in August, in which case no deferment will be granted.

 

The only payments that can be deferred with Spring Financial Aid are the December and January payments.

 

All payments that have been deferred must be paid within 5 days from the disbursement date listed on the "Consent for Release of Information" form.

Pets

We strictly enforce our Pet Policy at SAMI locations that are not designated as Pet Friendly. We do not allow any pets in our apartments unless they are a Pet Friendly unit, the $500 non-refundable pet depsoit has been paid, and the office has been notified. The only acception we allow are fish, birds, and small reptiles that are caged or in a tank. If we find a pet in the apartment, you will be charged a $500 pet fee and possible eviction for violating your lease agreement.

 

If you are thinking about bringing a pet into your apartment and aren't sure if it is allowed, please call us at (309)888-4600.

Signing a Lease

To sign a lease you must have a driver's license, state ID, or passport. Student must bring their student ID. If signing for a 2, 3, or 4 bedroom at least 2 of the roommates must be present. When you sign the lease the deposit and a $75 service fee must be paid. (Deposits are $100 per person for a 3 or 4 bedroom apartment, $150 per person for a 2 bedroom or house and $300 for a one bedroom apartment.)

 

Majority of our leases are 3 semesters in length with 12 equal payments that start before you move in and end before you move out.  We will also allow for a 2 semester lease, which will have 10 equal payments.

Subleasing

If interested in subleasing, review the sublease list online then contact the tenant to discuss the sublease agreement and view the apartment. Once you have made a decision, come to SAMI with your driver's license and student ID. Deposit and service fee must be paid at the time of signing as well as your first rent installment. There is also a subleasing fee of $300. This policy does NOT apply to summer subleasing.

Internet Service

ALL  SAMI properties have been recently updated to fiber optic internet.  This has greatly improved our connection speeds as well as the browsing capabilities.  The upgrade has improved our downloading and uploading speeds to 100 mbps! 

 

SAMI will use our broadops service to make announcement through your internet. SAMI also hold the right to shut off this free service we provide if rent has not been paid. 

Move In

All Lessees must be signed onto the lease and all rent due by the lease begin date must be paid prior to move in. Carpets are shampooed (in rare cases carpets may need to be shampooed after the move in date) and all surfaces cleaned before move in (does not apply to those apartments renewing or doing early move in). Apartments are painted after move in.

 

All keys are picked up at the SAMI at 608 Kingsley during regular business hours.

Move Out

Move-out Day:

Non Graduates

5 PM on the last day of ISU Finals

 

Graduates

Directly after Graduation Ceremony. Dates vary pending on the time scheduled for commencement. Please stop in office with proof of graduation date and time to get your adjusted move out date and time. 

 

RETURN TO SAMI BY TIME SPECIFIED:
KEYS: all apartment and mailbox must be returned

-For new knobs put on bedroom doors please leave the key in the knob when leaving
ENVELOPE: self-addressed stamped, for security deposit refund.

 

MAIL
Don't forget to fill out a change of address form with the Post Office. Remove your name from the mailbox.

 

BEDS AND FURNITURE
Please remember to return and assemble any furniture removed from the apartment. You will be charged for any assembly or replacement.Do not shut off/unplug the refrigerator.

 

CLEANING
Clean your apartment. If we perform excessive cleaning, the rate is $20 per hour plus supply cost.

Lease Breakage Policy

We do not have a lease breakage policy. You are obligated to pay the apartment rent until a subleaser is found or the lease ends.

Renew a Lease

All apartments come up for renewal and open leasing begins around the first of October for the next school year. When renewing your current apartment lease no additional deposit are required, your apartment is not shown for the next school year, you do not move out between leases and SAMI will not clean or paint between leases.

Residential Income Requirements

One week’s guaranteed income must be equal to or greater than the amount of rent on the apartment/house that has been applied for. We do not accept tips, commission or financial aid(Residential premises only) as income because it is not guaranteed.  Locations this is applicable: 102 W Vernon, 201-203 Regency & 1509 Hancock.

Towing

Parking policy in all SAMI lots is enforced by Maurer Wrecker Servcie (309-660-6528 or 309-376-3731). Any vehicle parked in a SAMI lot without a valid sticker runs the risk of being towed. Call Maurer Wrecker Service to inquire about guest parking. Parking stickers need to be picked up by the time August Classes begin.

Pest Control

All SAMI apartments are treated monthly as part of our comprehensive pest control program. The pest control company that we contract with has been taking care of our pest control needs for 18 years, and we have had the same technician for those same 18 years. They have keys to each apartment and will be very careful when they come into your apartment to apply the treatment and all apartments are locked and secured when they leave.

 

Please understand that the treatments take time to become effective, if there are bugs they must come in contact with the treatment. If there is an issue and it does not cease after the treatment please contact the office and further measures will be taken.

Refuse Collection

All SAMI apartments have access to private refuse collection. The dumpsters are located on the property and are emptied at least once per week on a set schedule. Please help control the cleanliness of the property by always taking your trash to the dumpster immediately, placing the garbage in the dumpster, and then closing the lid to the dumpster. Tenants will be charged if garbage is left outside of the apartment.

Is Section 8 accepted?

We do not work with Section 8.