common questions about The Republic

What is The Republic at Tallahassee?

It’s a high-quality Tallassee community designed especially with Florida State University students in mind. The Republic features a variety of spacious cottages and townhomes plus a full set of community features such as a luxurious clubhouse, resort-style pool, fitness center, private study rooms and more. All just minutes from campus.

Is The Republic part of Florida State University?

The Republic 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 Republic 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 cottage are empty, you only pay the rate for your bedroom.

What is included in the rate?

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

  • High-speed Internet
  • Trash disposal
  • Washer and dryer in each residence
  • 24-hour on-site management
  • Community features — pool, fitness center, sports courts, etc.

What size are the cottages?

The spacious accommodations at The Republic range from 2- to 5-bedroom cottages, with a private bathroom for each bedroom. Some residences also include an extra half-bath.

Are the cottages furnished?

The Republic offers an optional furniture package which includes a queen-size bed, dresser, bedside table, desk and chair in each bedroom, and a sofa and loveseat, end table, coffee table and entertainment stand in each living room. All furnished residences also include a dining table, chairs and counter stools. 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 15, 2020 to July 25, 2021, with payments made in 12 equal installments. Other alternate dates may be 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 Republic 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 The Republic?

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

Is The Republic at Tallahassee open to non-students?

Nearly all the residents at The Republic are students at Florida State University, with some from Florida A&M and Tallahassee Community College. The per-person contracts are also designed with students in mind. Nonetheless, The Republic 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 Republic includes a security system in each residence (monitoring not included), electronic locks and 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 Republic is pet-friendly, subject to limits on animals and breeds. The community is smoke-free in all indoor areas. Guests are welcome at all times, subject to the consent of cottage-mates and security considerations. Overnight guests are welcome, with limits on the number of days and guests.

Can I park my vehicle at The Republic at Tallahassee?

The Republic offers free surface parking for all residents. Limited guest parking is also available at no charge.

What other transportation options will I have?

The Republic is served by the Seminole Express bus service, on the Osceola route, every ten minutes from 7am to 8pm Monday through Friday when school is in session, along with evening service on the Nite Nole from Tuesday through Saturday, 10:30pm to 3am. The ride to campus takes as little as ten minutes.

Can I see a model cottage?

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.