- Our college does not
provide housing. The majority of students at our
school live in apartments, either alone or with roommates.
Rental rates can vary widely, depending on the type and location
of the apartment. Shared apartments range from $400 to $600
per person per month, not including utilities or meals.
- Grossmont College International Student Counseling maintains a
"Housing Email List" for
international students seeking apartments and/or roommates.
Students who either have available rooms or are seeking a room
or roommate e-mail an advertisement which includes their name,
telephone number, e-mail address, preferred move-in date,
preferred price range and any other relevant information (such
as whether you prefer to be located near a bus line). To
receive or place advertisements, send an email to
Ads are sent out only once. Students must resend their ad
to Barbara for each week they wish to advertise. If you
would like to receive these housing ads prior to orientation,
please request to be added onto the "Housing Email List."
- The Associated Students Office
at Grossmont College has a housing referral list of
students and local families sharing apartments and homes.
Their number is (619) 644-7604. Although it is preferred
that students come into the office to look through the list,
someone is usually available to assist those students who call.
You may also view some housing listings on the ASGC web
site; go to
http://www.asgcinc.org and click onto "Housing
- Grossmont College does not have
a homestay program, but many students may choose to
obtain a homestay through agencies like the ones listed below. Homestays
through each of these agencies cost approximately $650-665 per month and include a private
room and two or three meals per day. Other agency charges
may include a $250 placement fee, a $100 refundable deposit,
and a $50 - $75
airport pick-up fee (optional).
Homestay Services International
P. O. Box 402
Spring Valley, CA 91976
TEL: (619) 461-4764
FAX: (619) 670-3397
Home Placement Services, Inc.
P. O. Box 181002
Coronado, CA 92178-1002
TEL: (619) 423-1449
FAX: (619) 423-1480
625 N. Gilbert Rd., Suite 202
Gilbert, AZ 85234 USA
TEL: (480) 633-8191
FAX: (480) 633-8193
homeowners contact International Student Programs directly
to advertise a room for rent in their home. In some
cases, meals may be included in the monthly charge.
(Prices vary from $400 - $500 without meals or $550 - $675
with 2-3 meals per day included). Information on these housing options is kept in the
International Student Counseling Center and may also be
e-mailed to students who request to be added onto the
"Housing Email List" on a weekly or bi-monthly basis. To view this
information, please contact Barbara Clark at
Towers Dormitory near SDSU: Across the street from San Diego
State University is the UT dorms which have recently opened
rooms on a few floors to community college students. Dorm
rooms are shared between two people, and two rooms (four
people) share one bathroom in a suite. There is a dining
room downstairs where students can have their meals, and the
bus/trolley station is about one block away. To live in the
UT dorm, you must apply and sign a 9-month agreement.
IMPORTANT: For the 2008-2009 academic year, UT dorm move-in
is Aug 24, 2008 (the day before fall classes begin at
Grossmont), and move-out is May 21, 2009 (10 days prior to
the end of the Grossmont College semester). The UT dorm is
closed during summer break, and open during the
shorter winter and spring breaks. Cost for room and board is
approximately $10,000 for the 9-month academic year. Go to
http://housing.sdsu.edu/housing/ for more
info and to apply.
To get an idea of available
apartments, students can do a web search. You can
do a search simply by typing "apartments" in your internet
search engine, or you can visit one of the following web sites.
To find an apartment in the immediate area of Grossmont College,
type "El Cajon" or "La Mesa" under city name.
A few web sites to visit for
(Free bi-weekly and monthly printed
editions of Apartment Guide and Apartments For Rent
are available in magazine racks at local supermarkets and shopping