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What is West Edge?

It’s a top-quality Colorado Springs community designed especially with UCCS students in mind. West Edge features a variety of spacious, furnished apartments plus a full set of community features such as a swimming pool, 24-hour fitness center, roof deck, business center and study rooms, and more. All just steps from campus.

Is West Edge part of UCCS?

West Edge is a privately owned and professionally managed community. Click here for more information about the management and ownership.

Can I live with friends, or can you match me with roommates?

You can select your roommate(s), or you can apply on your own and we can match you with other students. Applicants answer a short list of lifestyle questions to help in the matching process.

What are per-person contracts?

Instead of requiring all roommates to sign a joint lease, each person at West Edge has their own individual contract, with one person per bedroom. This means you are only responsible for paying for yourself — not your roommates. Even if a roommate moves out or other bedrooms in your apartment are empty, you only pay the rate for your bedroom.

What is included in the rate?

Each resident at West Edge pays a flat rate that includes:

  • Furnishings
  • In-unit laundry
  • High-speed internet
  • Water/sewer
  • Trash disposal
  • Community features – study rooms, fitness center, etc.

What size are the apartments?

The spacious accommodations at West Edge are available in studio, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6 bedroom floorplans, with a private bedroom-bathroom suite for each resident.

Are the apartments furnished?

Yes, each apartment at West Edge has a furniture package that includes a full-size bed, desk and chair and stackable dresser drawers in each bedroom. The living area includes a 40” TV, sofa, coffee table, entertainment stand and barstools.

When do the contracts start and end?

The standard term is August 18, 2022 to July 31, 2023, with payments made in 12 equal installments. Limited alternate dates are available; please inquire with our staff. Click here for a sample agreement.

Is a co-signer or financial guaranty required?

After a Housing Agreement is signed, each resident is required to secure their financial obligation in one of two ways: by providing a qualifying guarantor (often a parent); or by purchasing a third-party guaranty from our partner, Leap. In limited cases, we may also waive the requirement for a financial guaranty if a resident has sufficient income of their own.

Can I pay by credit card?

Yes. Residents can pay online 24 hours per day, by credit card or ACH electronic checking. West Edge also offers automatic payment by either credit card or checking account — just fill out one page, one time and payments will be made automatically. Convenience fees apply for credit card and debit card payments.

Will my financial aid cover charges at West Edge?

Your living costs at West Edge can be covered by financial aid, just like on-campus housing. Any available financial aid funds, after university charges are satisfied, are released to the student for non-institutional expenses, such as off-campus housing. These funds can be used to pay charges at West Edge. Normal payment deadlines will continue to apply.

Is West Edge open to non-students?

Nearly all the residents at West Edge are students at UCCS and the per-person contracts are also designed with students in mind. Nonetheless, West Edge is an Equal Opportunity housing provider and welcomes applications from non-students. Family members are welcome as well, subject to occupancy limits. Because of the need to match student roommates, non-students must apply together with enough roommates to fill the desired apartment.

What kind of safety and security are provided?

West Edge has a monitored fire-sprinkler system, along with electronic locks plus individually locking bedroom doors. Community courtesy patrols are provided at select times. Management staff are also available 24×7 and can be reached by a 24-hour phone number.

What are the policies on pets, smoking and guests?

West Edge is a pet-friendly community, subject to limits on animals and breeds. The community is smoke-free in all indoor and adjacent spaces. Guests are welcome at all times, subject to the consent of roommates and security considerations. Overnight guests are welcome, with limits on the number of days and guests.

Can I park my vehicle at West Edge?

West Edge offers on-site garage or surface parking for an additional cost.

What other transportation options will I have?

West Edge is conveniently located across the street from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs campus, making it easy to walk or bike to class. The Metro Mountain Transit bus stop is also just a ten minute walk away.

Can I see a model apartment?

Yes. Please request an appointment for a personal tour, or just stop by to see us and we’ll be happy to show you the community.

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New applicants only; limit one resident per bedroom. Housing Agreement must be fully signed while this limited-time promotion is in effect. The first regular rent installment and annual administrative fee are due August 1, 2022. Approved guarantor or alternate partial prepayment required. All agreements are subject to management approval under regular application policies. Special offers, including discounted rates, may not be combined.