Frequently Asked Questions about Student Residence
GPRC Residence is home to 362 students who choose the carefree lifestyle of being on campus.
Each residence apartment contains furnished bedrooms, kitchens, living areas and full bathrooms. Utilities, Telus TV, and wifi are included in the rental/fee structure. All residents can rent their own private phone lines if they wish. Coin laundry facilities are provided.
What do I need to bring?
- Kitchen items - anything you need for cooking/eating/preparing food
(Dishes, pots/pans, silverwear, small appliances, cookie sheets, mixing bowls, etc.)
- Dish drying rack/dish towels/soap
- Microwave/toaster/toaster oven
- Laundry/cleaning supplies/recycle bins
- Personal items
- Bedroom wastebasket/hangers
- Bedding for a twin bed (deep pocket twin or extra long twin)
- Towels/bath mat/toilet paper/plunger/toilet cleaning brush
We supply machine washable shower curtains, bathroom wastebaskets and under the kitchen sink garbage holders
How much does residence cost?
Grande Prairie Campus Housing Rental Rates are based per student, per semester (4 months)
Rates for 2020/21 Academic Year (effective July 1, 2020)
|Type of unit
||Total Beds Available
|Single bedroom, 4-person unit
|Single bedroom, wheelchair accessible, 3-person unit
|Family Housing unit**
* Pricing is subject to change without notice.
** Family Housing pays rent monthly, not by semester
Any students requiring information about student funding, can call our GPRC Financial Aid Team at 780-539-2845 or visit our webpage.
Student loan applications are usually accepted at the beginning of June. Please consult your provincial student Financial Aid Website for specific details.
All Residence students who are receiving a student loan, or funding of any kind, are expected to pay a minimum of $630 by the rent deadline. Along with this payment, a copy of your loan approval* MUST be provided.
*View an example of the Loan Approval Form for Alberta or British Columbia.
Failure to provide documentation or payment by the rent deadline will result in a late payment fee of $50 per semester. A late payment fee will be assessed to all student accounts that are not paid in full by the rent deadline.
When is rent collected?
- For the academic year, rent is collected on August 1 and December 1.
- For Family Housing, rent is collected on a monthly basis.
Is there a security deposit?
All applications must be accompanied by a security deposit. The deposit is $200 for new residents and $50 for returning residents who have a deposit on file. Applications will not be processed until the deposit is paid.
Family housing security deposits are $400 but are not required at the time of application due to the limited availability of units.
For spring/summer deposits, please see the Summer Residence tab.
How are rooms assigned?
You can apply to live in Residence any time of the year. Applications for the next Fall/Winter semester that are received before March 31st are randomly drawn and the rooms are assigned after that time. Applications received after March 31st are added on in the order they are received.
Is summer residence available?
Our summer residence term is offered from May 1 - mid-August, and is open to students, workers, and the general public wishing to stay in our community. Full-time students returning for the following academic term, will not need to vacate in mid-August.
All of our units are 4-person townhomes so anybody interested in staying with us, must expect to live with other people. If you are currently living in Residence and wish to stay from May - August, you must apply for that time period. All summer applications must be accompanied with a $200 deposit for new applicants and $25 for students remaining in Residence for the Spring/ summer terms.
If you wish to apply for a spot in GPRC Residence, please fill out our online application.
We also offer short term stays that are payable at a daily rate of $40-45/night plus GST & hotel tax. Individual rooms or full units may be booked. For further details please contact the Residence Office.
Where can I get more information?