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TSTC Student Housing

We have something for every kind of student.
We have something for every kind of student.

Living on one of our statewide college campuses can be a great part of life at TSTC, where you get to live in close proximity to other students outside of the classroom. We offer a variety of residential options in different types of housing and provide you with opportunities for social interaction, interpersonal relationships and cultural activities.

Residential living is an important part of being a student and can enrich your college experience. We encourage you to join in student housing at TSTC and immerse yourself in new friendships, ideas and cultural diversity.

Housing Options

Check out our full list of student housing opportunities across the state. We’re sure you’ll find exactly what you need.

Harlingen Campus

Get Started
  • You can apply for housing online.
  • Download the TSTC Harlingen housing background check form at the bottom of this page, and return to the Harlingen Student Housing office.
  • For an application to be complete, a student must submit a non-refundable application fee of $40* and a refundable deposit of $200. *Please note that beginning on June 1, 2024, there has been an increase in the cost of the non-refundable Housing Application Fee. 
  • Students under the age of 21 at entry into housing will be REQUIRED to purchase a meal plan for the first TWO (2) semesters that they reside in on-campus housing. TSTC Meal Plans begin at $781/semester. For more information on meal plans, please visit: https://www.tstc.edu/campus-housing/meal-plans
  • Limited single-occupancy units may be available each semester, space allowing.
  • Family housing is available. At least one member of household must be a full-time student (6+ credit hours).
Oak Tree Apartments/Family Apts

Oak Tree Apartments2 - Campus Housing

Whether you’re a traditional student looking for the college dorm life experience or a non-traditional student with a family or spouse, the Oak Tree Apartments are a great place to call home.

The Oak Tree Apartments house up to four people and come with standard twin beds, built-in desks and standard appliances including a refrigerator and stove. All regular utilities are included in the rent.

Housing Type
Student Rate per semester
Married Student/Family Rate per month
2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom
Double Occupancy Rate: $872
Single Occupancy Rate: $1,329
$817
Las Palmas Dorms

Las Palmas Dormitories2 - Campus Housing

Dormitory living couldn’t be easier than at the Las Palmas dorms. The efficiency units are furnished with two standard twin beds, study desks, a mini-refrigerator and a microwave. With a shared private bathroom, you and your roommate still have the privacy you need while sharing a living space.

Student Rate per semester
Student Rate per semester
2-Student Kitchenette
Double Occupancy Rate: $945
Single Occupancy Rate: $1,455

Las Palmas Dorms - Campus Housing

Palo Blanco Dorms

Palo Blanco02 - Campus Housing

College life can be a great experience when sharing it with a roommate. Our Palo Blanco dorms in Harlingen give you the opportunity to share your college living experience to make lifelong memories.

Each dorm comes with standard twin beds, a desk, a mini-refrigerator, a two-burner stove and dinette set.

Housing Type
Student Rate per semester
2-Student Kitchenette
Double Occupancy Rate: $945
Single Occupancy Rate: $1,455

Palo Blanco Dorms - Campus Housing

Marshall Campus

Get Started

You can now submit your Marshall Housing Application for Summer 2024 entirely online!

You can now submit your Marshall Housing Application for Fall 2024 entirely online!

For an application to be complete, a student must:

  • Finish the online application, including submitting a background waiver to housing@marshall.tstc.edu.
  • Submit a copy of their license to housing@marshall.tstc.edu.
  • Pay the $200 refundable deposit and the $30* non-refundable application fee with Accounting at 903-923-3218.
    *Application fee will increase to $40 for Fall 2024 applicants.

For more information, please contact the Director of Housing/Residence Life & Engagement at 903-923-3467 or e-mail housing@marshall.tstc.edu.

Please view the Marshall Housing Handbook for more information.

Marshall Apartments

Marshall Housing - Campus Housing

Make your living on campus as convenient as living at home. Our spacious floor plans at the Marshall Apartments provide you privacy while still allowing for open concept living with your roommates. Enjoy a shared kitchen, living room, and dining room. Our apartment building includes a community game room where you can watch TV with your friends or play a game of pool.

At the Marshall Apartments, there are two options for housing: two or four-bedroom apartments. Apartments are available to serve handicapped and hearing impaired students.

Housing Type
Spring/Summer 2024 Student Rate per Semester
Fall 2024 Student Rate per Semester
2 Bedroom
$1,585
$1,665
4 Bedroom
$1,170
$1,229

Sweetwater Campus

 Fall 2024 housing application will open on Monday, April 1st.

Get Started

You can now complete your Application for Sweetwater Housing online!

Download the TSTC Sweetwater housing background check form at the bottom of this page.

All housing options include a meal plan with 15 meals per week. Nursing students have reduced meal costs due to off-site clinicals.

All students must reside on campus or in auxiliary campus housing, unless they are exempt, based on one or more of the following criteria:

  • Over the age of 21
  • Married
  • Parent or legal guardian of child/children within a 50-mile radius of the TSTC Sweetwater Campus as determined by the Texas State Mileage guide and interpreted by the Director of Student Life. Special circumstances are approved by the Director of Housing.  
  • Have a health condition that requires special medical attention and/or facilities are unavailable on campus or in auxiliary campus housing.
  • For more information, please contact the Director of Housing at sweetwater.housing@tstc.edu.
WASP, Rolling Plains and Avenger Apartments

Sweetater dorms scaled - Campus Housing

The WASP, Rolling Plains and Avenger apartments in Sweetwater offer you all of the comforts of apartment living. Each building features eight apartments, with two bedroom units that can accommodate up to two students each, with one shared bathroom and a full-size kitchen. With Internet, water and the first $100 of the monthly electric bill included in the monthly rent, it’s a very reasonable way to go!

All housing options include 15 meals per week. Nursing students have reduced meal costs due to off-site clinicals.

Housing Type
Spring/Summer `24 Student Rate per semester
Spring/Summer `24 Application Fee
Spring/ Summer Meal Plan Cost
Fall `24 Student Rate per semester
Fall `24 Application Fee
Housing Deposit
Meal Plan Cost
Nursing Student Meal Plan Cost
Shared Bedroom
$1,120
$30
$1,800
$1,176
$40
$200
$1,980
$1,441
Private Bedroom
$1,675
$30
$1,800
$1,759
$40
$200
$1,980
$1,441
Cedar, Mesquite, Oak and Pecan Lodges

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If you’re looking for cozy apartment living with lots of privacy, consider living at the Lodges.

These lodges are built in small quadrants so you get a community feel, but also the privacy you need. Each lodge comes with your own in-room sink and a shared bathroom.

The Cedar, Mesquite, Oak and Pecan lodges each have nine units, with two bedrooms and one bathroom per unit. Each bedroom can accommodate one student.

All housing options include 15 meals per week. Nursing students have reduced meal costs due to off-site clinicals.

Housing Type
Spring/Summer `24 Student Rate per semester
Spring/Summer `24 Application Fee
Spring/Summer Meal Plan Cost
Fall`24 Student Rate per semester
Fall`24 Application Fee
Housing Deposit
Fall`24 Meal Plan Cost
Nursing Student Meal Plan Cost
Lodge Floor Plan
$1,185
$30
$1,800
$1,245
$40
$200
$1,980
$1,441
Village Oaks at
TSTC in Waco
Village Oak Apartment

Premier student living in Waco

If you’re looking for student housing with everything you need, look no further. Village Oaks in Waco provides a number of floorplans and amenities including clubhouse, laundry facilities, game center, sand volleyball and more!

View the Village Oaks Virtual 360 Tour

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Waco Campus

The Fall 2024 Housing application for Red River is closed. The Fall 2024 housing application for Griffith Hall is closed and has a waitlist only. Please check with our other campuses or Village Oaks for their 4 bedroom/2 bath options.

Get Started

Choose your housing from:

  • Village Oaks
  • Red River
  • Brazos Community Family Housing

Student Housing Handbook

  • All students must reside on campus or in auxiliary campus housing, unless they are exempt, based on one or more of the following criteria:
  • Over the age of 21
  • Married
  • Parent or legal guardian of child/children within a 50-mile radius of the TSTC Waco Campus as determined by the Texas State Mileage guide and interpreted by the Director of Student Life. Special circumstances are approved by the Director of Housing.
  • Have a health condition that requires special medical attention and/or facilities are unavailable on campus or in auxiliary campus housing.
  • Students under the Age of 21 at Entry into Housing Will be REQUIRED to Purchase a Meal Plan for the First TWO (2) Semesters That They Reside In On-campus Housing. TSTC Meal Plans Begin at $710/semester. For More Information on Meal Plans, Please Visit: https://www.tstc.edu/campus-housing/meal-plans
Red River Apartments

Red River Apartments - Campus Housing

Living on campus in the Red River Apartments is a great way for you to meet other TSTC students who are pursuing similar careers. It’s close, convenient and is a great place for students to call home.

Located across from the Student Recreation Center,  and close to the Student Services Center, there is quick and easy access to the game room, fitness facility, gymnasium, basketball courts and softball fields.

The Red River Apartments include:

  • Two bedroom, one bath floor plans. Approximately 827 square feet.
  • Living room (17’x12’): Furniture includes a couch, chairs, coffee table and two end tables.
  • Kitchen (10’x9½’): Dining table with three chairs, pantry, full-size stove and refrigerator, double sink and lots of cabinet space.
  • Bathroom: Shower and toilet.
  • Basic utilities and wireless Internet are provided
  • On-site laundry facilities
  • Apply Now for Summer and Fall 2024!
Housing Type
Spring/Summer 2024 Student Rate per Semester
Spring/Summer 2024 Application Fee
FALL 2024 Student Rate per semester
FALL 2024 Application Fee
Deposit
2 Bedroom / 1 Bath Double Occupancy Bedroom (Shared bedroom with two beds)
$1345
$30
$1413
$40
$200
2 Bedroom / 1 Bath Single Occupancy Bedrooms
$1960
$30
$2058
$40
$200
Brazos Community Family Housing

Brazos Community - Campus Housing

Brazos Community is Texas State Technical College’s residential community for married students and those with dependents under the age of 16 residing with them. All homes are unfurnished, but they do come with central heat and air, stoves, refrigerators and washer/dryer connections. There is a laundromat located on campus for residents’ convenience.

Brazos Community is in the Connally Independent School District. Families are encouraged to check out their website for enrollment information and important dates; www.connally.org. We do our best to work with the families to get moved in so their students are here and ready for the first day of class.

Housing Type
Student Rate per month (over 9 hours)
Part-time Student Rates (under 9 hours)
2 BR Duplex
$690
$805
3 BR Duplex
$758
$879
3 BR Wood Single
$811
$937

The student rate is for current TSTC students who are taking at least nine credit hours.

 

Getting Started:

  • Complete the Brazos Community Application from Campus Living.
  • Pay $55.00 application fee for each person to occupy the home who is 17 yrs or older.
  • Return completed application and copy of application fee receipt to Campus Living

Upon approval:

  • Pay security deposit equal to one month rent.
  • Select Residence
  • Set up Electric Service (water, sewage, and garbage pick-up are included in rent)
  • Pay first month’s rent. Residents moving in after the 21st of the month are required to pay the prorated amount for that month plus next month’s rent.
  • Provide copies of identification, such as a driver’s license, for each person over the age of 17 years, birth certificates for all children staying in the home or to show relation for siblings or other non-spouse relatives living together.
  • Provide proof of renter’s insurance with a minimum $100k personal liability coverage.
  • Sign lease, this includes everyone living in the house over 17 years of age.
  • Get Keys
  • Complete and return Condition Report

To fill out an application, please visit our Waco Housing Office, email waco.campusliving@tstc.edu, or call 254-867-3824.

Download a sample lease agreement for the Brazos Community.

Student Housing Handbook

getting started

Applying for student housing

Background Check
Meal Plans
Off-Campus Living Request
Deposit Refunds
Student Housing Handbook
Priority Agreement

Make sure to fill out the Background Check Authorization Form when applying.

Campus Specific Background Check Forms:

Students living in campus housing will need to purchase a meal plan.  Plan options and requirements vary by campus, check your campus on the link for guidelines and requirements.

If you’ve already lived off campus or have other living arrangements, you may request to live off-campus. Fill out this form and return it to the Housing Office in the Student Services Center.

We know circumstances sometimes change. If you find you will not be needing housing, you can request a deposit refund. Fill out this form to request a refund.

Be sure to review our Student Housing Handbook to make sure you’re a good neighbor and roommate.

Complete the Village Oaks Priority Agreement form (required for all Red River Apartment applicants).

Background Check

Make sure to fill out the Background Check Authorization Form when applying.

Campus Specific Background Check Forms:

Meal Plans

Students living in campus housing will need to purchase a meal plan.  Plan options and requirements vary by campus, check your campus on the link for guidelines and requirements.

Off-Campus Living Request

If you’ve already lived off campus or have other living arrangements, you may request to live off-campus. Fill out this form and return it to the Housing Office in the Student Services Center.

Deposit Refunds

We know circumstances sometimes change. If you find you will not be needing housing, you can request a deposit refund. Fill out this form to request a refund.

Student Housing Handbook

Be sure to review our Student Housing Handbook to make sure you’re a good neighbor and roommate.

Priority Agreement

Complete the Village Oaks Priority Agreement form (required for all Red River Apartment applicants).

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