Apartments in Oneonta For Rent | Hillside Commons
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to have a roommate?
Nope, we lease by the bed so if you don’t have one that’s not a problem! We have a great roommate matching program as well so we will do our best to match you up with someone that is best for you.
 
What is a guarantor?
Usually a parent, guardian, family friend that has a healthy credit score that is willing to guaranty the lease will be paid. We do a credit check on that individual to make sure they are in good financial standing. If you do not have a guarantor, please give us a call and we would be happy to review other options!
 
Can I use financial aid?
Yes, you will need to speak to your financial aid advisor so they can go over the process of how you will get your funds. We are a separate entity so the funds would go directly to you and then you would use those to pay your rent. We also accept 529 plans.
 
Can I live here as a freshman or transfer student?
As long as you are a full time college student you are eligible to live here. You may want to check with your institution though to see what their policy is for living off campus as our facility is considered off campus.
 
Do I need a car to live here in order to get to class?
Not if you attend SUNY Oneonta. Our shuttle runs to and from Hillside to campus three times an hour starting at 7:45am until as late as 9pm some nights. Our shuttle also runs late night to the downtown Oneonta nightlife Thursday until 1:15am, and Friday and Saturday nights until 2:15am.
 
How much will utilities be?
All utilities are included- trash removal, cable, wifi, heat, water, electricity, laundry(every apartment has their OWN washer and dryer).
 
Do I need to bring my own furniture?
Who wants to lug all of that? No way, we have got you covered! Every apartment comes fully furnished. Full size extra long bed, desk, chair, dresser, living room furniture, and kitchen bar stools. You only have to worry about bringing clothes, some décor if you prefer, and items for your kitchen such as dishes and any extra appliances such as a coffee maker. Feel free to reach out to us if you have questions or need further clarification.
 
Are your apartments coed?
Our main goal at Hillside is to make our students happy, comfortable, and at ease, to make their college experience the best possible. Whoever you are most comfortable living with, we fully support it.