common questions about The Foundation

What is The Foundation?

It’s a high-quality Sacramento community designed especially with California State University students in mind. The Foundation features a variety of spacious, furnished apartments and townhomes plus a full set of community features such as a clubhouse, pool, fitness center and more. All just minutes from campus.

Is The Foundation part of California State University – Sacramento?

The Foundation 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 The Foundation has their own individual contract. 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 contract.

What is included in the rate?

Each resident at The Foundation pays a flat rate that includes:

  • Furnishings
  • $20 electricity allowance
  • Water/sewer, trash removal
  • High-speed Internet
  • Cable TV
  • Flat-panel TV in living room
  • Washer and dryer in each apartment
  • 24-hour on-site management
  • Community features – pool, fitness center, clubhouse, etc.

What size are the apartments?

The spacious accommodations at The Foundation range from 2- to 4-bedroom with private bathrooms for each bedroom, except the two-story townhome which features 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a private attached 2-car garage.

Are the apartments furnished?

Yes, all apartments at The Foundation have a furniture package that includes a full-size bed (twin in double occupancy), dresser, desk and chair in each bedroom, a sofa, coffee table and entertainment stand in each living room. Plus, all residences also include a dining table and chairs. To see a sample of the furniture and other finishes, please visit our model residences.

When do the contracts start and end?

The standard term is August 24 ,2018 to August 9, 2019, with payments made in 12 equal installments. Other alternate dates are available; please inquire with our staff.

Can I pay by credit card?

Yes. Residents can pay online 24 hours per day, by credit card or ACH electronic checking. The Foundation also offers automatic payment by either credit card or checking account — just fill out one page, one time and payments will be made automatically. There is a convenience fee for one-time online payments, but automatic recurring payments are always free.

Will my financial aid cover charges at The Foundation?

Your living costs at The Foundation 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 The Foundation. Normal payment deadlines will continue to apply.

Is The Foundation open to non-students?

Nearly all the residents at The Foundation are students at California State University – Sacramento. The per-person contracts are also designed with students in mind. Nonetheless, The Foundation 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 residence.

What kind of safety and security are provided?

The Foundation has fire sprinklers, and electronic locks plus individually locking bedroom doors. Community courtesy patrols are provided at select times. Management staff are also on-site 24×7 and can be reached by a 24-hour phone number.

What are the policies on pets, smoking and guests?

The Foundation is pet-friendly, subject to limits on animals and breed. The community is smoke-free in all indoor areas. 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 The Foundation?

The Foundation offers complimentary surface parking. Limited guest parking is also available at no charge.

What other transportation options will I have?

The Foundation has a private shuttle that runs every 30 minutes, from 7 am – 7 pm, Monday through Friday when class is in session.

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.