Collegiate Housing Complaint - Provide housing mostly for college studetns where colleges do not have their own
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA -- I am sure I am not the only one that has a student at a college that does not have dorms on campus. Instead, they make connections with surrounding apartment complexes to house students. The put 4 students into a two bedroom, two bath apt. and charge each student about $449.00 (YES, THAT IS PER INDIVIDUAL). They are also put into one of the older apts. I checked the same apartment to find that the same 2 bedroom apt would run about $675 and it would be an updated/modernized apartment. Collegiate housing says--they provide the furniture and an allowance towards the electric bill. Well, they supply 4 beds, 2 nightstans(one for each room) two small dressers, a little dining table with four chairs, and a couch, and two end chairs. Oh, yeah--they charge per student $30 for clenaing up the apts. The couch and Chairs look like something my grandmother used to have; I sat in the chair and my butt must have been aout 6" of the ground. The dressers and nightstands--I would not even my dirty clothes in there nevermind clean clothes.
The electric is an allowance and if the students go over it --they are responsible. Now think about this---4 girls and everything they do to look pretty, plus a section of the country where the heat is about 110 degrees from July to Sept. How far do you think that ALLOWANCE will go. So the monies sum up to a price of $1796, for one of the older and shabbier units, furniture you could get better at the Goodwill store, and appliances that look like they should be in a museum.
So--$1796 for an older apt. with a modernized apt going for $675-resulting in an $1121.00 profit. I am surprised the government has not looked into this rip off.