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Married On-Campus Housing Information (TVA)

Apartments in Brigham Young University – Hawaii (BYUH) Married Student Housing, Temple View Apartments (TVA), can accommodate about 314 student families and is located at the edge of campus close to the Laie, Hawaii Temple.

All interested students must pay a $50 non-refundable application fee to apply to TVA. Due to the limited number of apartments, all new students must make arrangements to live off-campus for at least 2 semesters before getting in. Although students may apply for the TVA waitlist as soon as they are accepted into school or get engaged, they must be full-time students (Fall or Winter 12 Credits; Spring 8 credits) who are married before the first day of school to be active on the list. New-incoming full-time students typically live off-campus for about 2 semesters before getting into TVA.

Residential Life will communicate with applicants through their BYU-Hawaii email, so checking your email regularly is extremely important.

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Charges are due in full at the beginning of the semester (the same day tuition is due). Residents who are unable to pay the full semester rent should contact Financial Services for the deferred payment option.
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TVA Deadline and Dates, Check-in & New Student Experience, Renew Contract Month
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University Housing and Residential Life Handbooks
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Additional Info
Eligibility
Application Process
Waitlist
Internship
Invitations
Checking In
Cancelling Your Contract
FAQs
Eligibility
Temple View Apartments are available to married students and single student parents with dependent children under the age of 18. Single parents must have legal custody of their child/children to be eligible for residence in TVA. Parents, brothers, sisters, and other relatives or guests of the resident are not permitted to live with the family.
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    Academic Status
    Eligibility to remain in TVA depends on the primary resident’s student status. The primary applicant/resident must be enrolled as a full-time student by the "Save Your Spot' and Add/Drop Deadlines, to be eligible for on-campus housing. Exceptions are given to students on university-approved reduced course loads, student teaching and on-island university approved internships. Post course work experience students such as AT and OPT students are ineligible for on-campus housing.

    When a primary resident graduates or is no longer eligible as a full-time student with the University, his/her eligibility for student housing also ceases. Residents who are academically or non-academically suspended from the University forfeit their right to live in TVA. Such residents are required to vacate the apartment on the day designated by the Residential Life Office and will be held responsible for the contract. TVA housing is not available to advance standing students or graduates or student participating in an off-island internship.
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    Occupancy
    Both spouses must physically reside in the apartment to remain eligible to live in TVA. In single-parent families, all children must physically reside in the apartment to remain eligible to live in TVA. Parents must have legal custody of all children residing in the apartment.

    All members living in TVA must comply with university policies including the Honor Code. Violation made by any member of the household may result in Abandonment Due to Non-compliance. (See contract)
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    Primary Switch
    Residents may apply for a ‘Primary Switch’ at any time if the primary resident will not going to be a full-time student, and therefore ineligible to remain in TVA. Their spouse must be a full-time student to qualify.

    A ‘Primary Switch’ changes the primary resident of the apartment to their spouse for up to 1 year, based on eligibility. If approved, all charges will appear on the new Primary Residents (Spouse) student account.

    A couple can ‘Primary Switch’ ONCE. The Residential Life and Housing Department recommends that the first primary resident is the spouse who will be in school the longest and that students only switch if they are graduating as they can only switch once.

    Students who have signed a contract but become ineligible, by discontinuing from school, registering for less than the required full-time credits or by violating parts of the contract and/or handbook are considered to have breached their contract due to non-compliance and will be required to vacate the apartment. They will also be required to pay for the entire amount of the contract if it cannot be replaced.
Application Process
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    General Info
    Due to the high prices of rent in Hawaii and the limited number of apartments available, TVA is in high demand. The typical wait time to be invited to TVA is two semesters. Because there are a large number of students interested in living in TVA, students may apply for TVA up to a year in advance.

    Students do not have to be married yet to apply to TVA. We advised that students apply at least 2 semesters ahead of the desired check-in semester to have a higher chance of being invited to TVA.

    All interested students must pay a $50 non-refundable application fee to apply to TVA.
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    How to Apply
    Students admitted to the university may apply to TVA at any time through the Housing Portal. There is a $50 non-refundable application fee due at the time of application. New incoming married students should apply, then make arrangements to live off-campus before arriving. TVA openings are limited and students typically wait 2 semesters before getting in.

    Applying for TVA:

    1. Sign in to the Housingportal.byuh.edu
    2. Select Secure Housing
    3. Select TVA
    4. Select Waitlist Application
    5. Complete form and pay fee
    The average wait time to get into an apartment is 2 semesters. Invitees will begin receiving notification of a pending TVA assignment 30 days before the start of the semester. Please ensure that you are meeting all of the requirements to be eligible to remain a priority on our waiting list.

    MAKE SURE YOUR APPLICATION IS COMPLETE!

    There are two parts to the TVA Application: the $50 non-refundable application fee and the form. Both must be complete for your application to be complete. Your Application Complete Date is determined by when you complete both the form and payment. Your application will be sorted by that date along with the waitlist priorities.

    Once you apply for TVA, you are responsible for reviewing your application and ensuring it is complete. Once your application is complete, you are in our system. You are not on the waitlist. There is no waitlist until the deadline for that desired check-in semester has passed. See the 'Waitlist' section for more information.

    Residential Life will communicate with applicants through their BYU-Hawaii email, so checking your email regularly is extremely important.


    Register for Classes

    To be considered eligible for your desired semester, you must be registered as a Full-Time Student for that semester. You will not be considered and eligible for the waitlist until you are registered.

    Keep your application up to date

    It is your responsibility to keep your application up to date. It is important that all the information you submit on your application is accurate. Inaccurate or falsified information will result in the denial of your application and postpone your ability to enter TVA.You can update your application information by clicking the 'Update Application' link on the TVA Applicant landing page. You can review your application by selecting the 'View Application' link on the TVA Applicant landing page.

    Security Deposit

    If you are invited to TVA, a $300 Security deposit will be due at the time of invitation. The security deposit must be paid by credit card online during the application process. Please save up for this expense before you are invited.
Waitlist
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    General Info
    Applicants are not on a waitlist immediately after applying. There is no waitlist until the deadline for that desired check-in semester has passed. After the deadline, the waitlist for that semester is pulled. At that point, all information on your application cannot be changed. it is important to update any information BEFORE the deadline. You will not be able to change anything afterward.

    Applicants who meet the qualifications for married student housing will be placed on the waitlist according to one of three priorities.

    First priority is given to first-time applicants (married, single or single parent with dependent child/children) previous TVA resident on university-approved internship who are enrolled as a full-time student at the time of invitation and must remain a full-time student while on the waiting list. WAITLISTED CLASSES DO NOT COUNT.

    Second priority consists of applicants (married, single or single parent with dependent child/children) who meet the eligibility criteria but are not full-time BYU-H students at the time of invitation. WAITLISTED CLASSES DO NOT COUNT.

    Third priority students are previous residents of TVA not on a university approved internship. Those who go on internship then take a LOA do not qualify for first or second priority when they return. There can be no breaks between internship and occupancy.

    Although single students are eligible to be on the waiting list, invitation to TVA will not occur until the student is scheduled to be married before the first day of the semester and before check-in.

    Assignment of apartments is determined by an applicant’s position on the list. The position on the waitlist will be determined by the aforementioned priorities and by the receipt date of the $50 processing fee.

    Prior to moving into a TVA apartment, a security deposit of $300 must be paid in addition to the current semester’s rent which is pro-rated based on the invited date. All primary residents must be registered for classes before they move into a TVA apartment.

    The security deposit will be held by the University until the family checks out of TVA, at which time any charges assessed because of damages or fees due, including any outstanding debts to the University, will be deducted from the deposit. The balance of the security deposit will be refunded by mail within 6 weeks after the family checks out of TVA.
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    First Priority
    REQUIREMENTS
    Never lived in TVA before OR Previous TVA Resident on university-approved internship.
    Current Full-Time Student (Internship counts as Full-Time)
    Paid Application Fee
    Completed Application by the deadline
    Enrolled Full-Time for the Desired check-in semester
    Married before the first day of school

    EXAMPLE
    Mary is applying for Spring. She has paid and completed the application. She is enrolled for Winter AND Spring full-time.

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    Second Priority
    REQUIREMENTS
    Never lived in TVA before OR Previous TVA Resident on university-approved internship.
    Paid Application Fee
    Completed Application by the deadline
    Enrolled Full-Time for the Desired check-in semester
    Married before the first day of school

    EXAMPLE
    Sione is applying for Spring. He has paid and completed the application. He is on LOA for Winter and is enrolled for Spring full-time.
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    Third Priority A
    REQUIREMENTS
    Previous TVA Resident
    Current Full-Time Student
    Paid Application Fee
    Completed Application by the deadline
    Enrolled Full-Time for the Desired check-in semester

    EXAMPLE
    Allen has lived in TVA before and is applying for Spring. He has paid and completed the application. He is enrolled for Winter AND Spring full-time.
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    Third Priority B
    REQUIREMENTS
    Previous TVA Resident
    Paid Application Fee
    Completed Application by the deadline
    Enrolled Full-Time for the Desired check-in semester

    EXAMPLE
    Emma has lived in TVA before and is applying for Spring. She has paid and completed the application. She is on LOA for Winter and is enrolled for Spring full-time.
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    Not on Waitlist
    Those with ANY of the following will not be on the waitlist:
    Did not pay Application Fee
    Did not complete Application
    Not enrolled for the Desired check-in semester
    Enrolled Part-Time for the Desired check-in semester
    Married after the first day of school

Internships may affect your application. The following is a general guide to internships and TVA, but many factors may affect your status. All students participating in an internship and interested in TVA should contact the TVA Manager, Office Manager, or the TVA Assignment Coordinator to receive specific information about their situation. You may contact them through email (housing@byuh.edu), by phone (808-6785-3534), or by visiting the office. While our student workers strive to learn all the information they can about TVA, it is best to speak to the TVA Manager, Office Manager, or the TVA Assignment Coordinator about your internship.

Students that are registered as a full-time student for the semester before the desired check-in the semester are given first priority. If you are on a university-approved internship for the semester before the desired check-in the semester and registered full-time for the desired check-in semester, you will be considered in the First-priority along with others in that group, even if the internship does not count for enough credits. All internships must be a University Approved Internship and registered with the University to be considered for TVA applicants.

If you are on an internship while living in TVA, it must be an on-island internship and be a University Approved Internship and registered with the University.

Invitations
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    General Info
    Invitations to accept a TVA assignment will be sent to qualifying applicants beginning 2 to 3 months before each semester by email.

    Residential Life will communicate with applicants through their BYU-Hawaii email, so checking your email regularly is extremely important.

    If you receive an invitation, you will have 48 hours to accept your invitation online on the Housing Portal or respond to the email that you do not accept. If you do not accept online or respond to the email within the 48 hours, your application will be deleted. If you are not invited to live in TVA for your desired check-in semester, it is your responsibility to update your application for the next semester before the deadline to remain eligible.

    Any changes to your marriage date or number of children may affect your check-in date. Inaccurate information could result in the termination of your TVA Invitation.
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    Security Deposit
    A $300 Security deposit will be due at the time of invitation. The security deposit must be paid by credit card online during the application process. Please save up for this expense before you are invited.
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    Apartment Size
    At the time of invitation, you will be offered an apartment size. What you are offered is what you will get. If you are offered multiple choices, you will be able to select your desired size in the invitation acceptance process. Your desired apartment size is not a guarantee for that apartment size. The Residential Life Office will take your preferences into consideration when making assignments. However, it is not possible to guarantee your preferences. Assignments are made based on family size and are subject to availability. The goal is to get you into TVA to enjoy all the blessings associated with TVA. Two and three bedroom apartments are reserved for families. To be fully eligible for a two or three bedroom apartment, you must have children. Expecting couples are not fully eligible for two bedrooms until their baby is born. Although studios will first be assigned to those who request it, if your family size is 2, please know that by accepting this TVA Invitation, you are also accepting the possibility of being assigned to a studio.

    Final apartment size assignments will be given one month before check-in. Specific building and room assignments will not be given until you check-in.
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    Selecting a Check-In Date
    You must be married before you can check in. All students must be married and check in before the first day of school.

    The anticipated check-in date is based on the availability of apartments and your marriage date. Applicants are responsible for their own housing prior to their anticipated check-in date.

    In your invitation, you will be offered a tentative check-in date. You cannot check-in BEFORE the tentative check-in date but you can check-in on or after. You can select a different date during the invitation acceptance process. Please note that if the date you select is before the date on your invitation letter, the Residential Life office will reschedule it to the correct date.The Residential Life reserves the right to change the check-in date or time based on the availability of the apartment. We will contact you with any changes.
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    Welcome Email
    Once your date is approved, you will receive a welcome email detailing all the information you need to know to check-in. To check the status of your acceptance, you can check the Housing Portal at any time.

    Housing Portal → Secure Housing → Temple View Apartments → Check Status
Checking In
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    General Info
    To check in, report to the TVA Office, 55-550 Naniloa Loop at your assigned check-in date and time. Once you arrive at the TVA office, you will participate in an hour-long orientation, then be given keys to your new apartment.

    Because of the time it takes to get an apartment ready for check-ins, you will not be allowed to check in before the date and time assigned. If you arrive at the office and it is closed, please call the on-call number at (808) 782-2319.

    Express check-in is available for those who participate in the Express Orientation before the check-in day. Dates and times for this event will be included in your welcome email. If you do attend Express Orientation, your check-in time will be cut down to 15 minutes! On your check-in day you will only need to have your key made and then you can go to your apartment.

    You will need to complete the following requirements within one month of checking into TVA. We recommend that you do these things as soon as possible to avoid any delays or complications with your account.

    1. Update Student Medical Benefits
    2. Update Marital Status at the Registrar’s Office
    3. Spouse ID Card Required
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    Update Student Medical Benefits
    To ensure you’re on the right plan and to update your elections if needed, contact the Student Medical Benefits office by phone 808-675-3512, or email studentmedbenefit@byuh.edu.
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    Update Marital Status at the Registrar’s Office
    To update your marital status from Single to ‘Married’, submit your marriage certificate to the Registrar’s Office. You can check your status on your mybyuh account. Go to Student Center → Personal Information → Demographic Information
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    Spouse ID Card
    To provide you with two keys to your apartment, both spouses must have BYU-H issued ID cards. If your spouse does not already have an ID, you will have one month from the date of check to obtain one. Those who do not obtain a card will not be able to renew their contract and stay in TVA longer than a semester. You will also not be issued temporary keys after the deadline.

    How to obtain an ID card if Spouse is not a student:

    1. Go to the Registrar’s office with Marriage Certificate and Driver’s license. Register for ID.
    2. Go to the Human Resources office to obtain card.
Cancelling Your Contract
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    General Info & Processing and Late Termination Fees
    Residents who would like to terminate their contract can post their contract for sale through their Housing Portal. Processing and Late Termination Fees will apply if you decide to sell your contract and it is replaced. If your contract is not replaced, you will be held liable to the full terms of the contract.

    1. Sign on to the Housing Portal
    2. Click ‘Manage Housing’
    3. Click ‘Sell Semester Contract’
    4. Complete Process
    A $25 processing fee will automatically be applied to the resident's account. If they post their contract BEFORE the first day of the contract, The University will attempt to replace the contract by offering the space to the next eligible student on the TVA waitlist. Students are not permitted to offer the room until authorized by the Residential Life office.

    If they post their contract after the first day of the contract or the Residential Life office is unable to find an eligible student on the waitlist, they should attempt to replace the contract on their own through advertising their contract and finding another eligible student to purchase the contract. The Residential Life office will notify you by email if they are unable to find an eligible student on the waitlist.

    Once authorized, the student may offer the apartment to an eligible buyer (See Eligible Buyer below). If they suggest an eligible buyer, the contract will be made available to the Buyer and the Buyer will have 2 working days to buy the contract. We advise students to advertise their contract by word of mouth or on social media. You may post on the Official Residential Life Facebook Page or other unofficial pages, such as BYUH Off-Campus Housing (Unofficial) or Buy/Sell @ North Shore Community and BYUH.

    The Housing Office will process and post the contract within 7 working days of the sale request. Additional fees may be associated with the sell, depending on when the contract is posted for sale. See below for more information. Students terminating their contract during the semester of the contract will be required to vacate Temple View Apartments within 7 days of their request to terminate via the housing portal. The student is not allowed to occupy the apartment after this time. In serious cases where a student is required to discontinue from the University due to circumstances including but not limited to Honor Code or Academic Suspension, a student may be required to check out immediately or before the 7 allotted days.

    Processing and Late Termination Fees


    Sale Submitted DateTermination Fees
    Before
    July 1, 2019 (Fall 2019 semester)
    November 1, 2019 (Winter 2020 semester)
    March 1, 2020 (Spring 2020 semester)
    $25 Processing Fee
    As of the date above and the contract is replaced before the start of the contract$25 Processing Fee + $400 Late Termination Fee
    As of the date above and the contract is replaced after the start of the contract$25 Processing Fee + $400 Late Termination Fee + Rent prorated to the date of replacement
    As of the date above and the contract is NOT replaced$25 Processing Fee + Full terms of the contract

    If the contract cannot be replaced, the residents will remain financially responsible for the full terms of the contract. The resident will be responsible to pay the full amount for the room and meals even if he/she may not physically reside there or use the meals. Transcripts will be held for non-payment.
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    Replacement
    A replacement occurs when an eligible student buys a contract that is being sold by a resident. If a contract is replaced, the seller of the contract will be charged the associated processing and late termination fees.
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    Eligible Buyer
    A student is eligible to replace a contract if they are married or have a dependent under the age of 18 as of the day of their check-in and admitted Full-time BYUH Student (with at least 1 face-to-face class). If they have not already done so, they must apply to the TVA waitlist.

    A student who has exceeded their ‘Semesters in Residence’ are not eligible to buy a contract.

    A student who has already signed a contract for the same semester is not eligible to replace a contract as he/she already has a contract with the university.
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    Before the first official day of the semester (or first housing day for Summer/Winter Break):
    Before the first day of the semester (or first housing day for summer break) contracts are room assignment specific. The contract is considered replaced if the resident’s specific room assignment is taken over by another student.

    Accessible Rooms: If the university wishes to place another resident into a room that is being sold, the university must buy the contract from the resident, and the new resident will assume responsibility for the contract. If the room being sold is an accessible room and the university needs the room to accommodate another resident due to need, the university is not required to buy the contract. The resident selling the contract will be reassigned to a comparable room and will assume responsibility to sell the new specific room assignment instead.

    A resident who is unable to sell their contract should expect to check-out if he/she will not reside there, as it will terminate their responsibility for the physical condition of the room for the duration of the contract.
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    After the first official day of the semester (or first housing day for Summer/Winter Break):
    Contracts are no longer room assignment specific. The university reserves the right to use the room as needed. If the university reallocates your room after the first day of the semester or break, the contract is not considered replaced by the university.

    A resident who is unable to sell their contract should expect to check-out if he/she will not reside there, as it will terminate their responsibility for the physical condition of the room for the duration of the contract. The resident will have 7 days to vacate the bed space. The resident may not occupy the bed space past the 7 days once the request to sell has been submitted.
Married On-Campus Housing (TVA) FAQs
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    What do I do if I want to leave TVA for a semester and then come back?
    You would need to cancel your contract on the housing portal first. You can always reapply on the housing portal, but you would be put at the lowest priority on the waitilist because you have lived in TVA before. The reason for this is we want everyone to have the opportunity to live in TVA housing that would like to.
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    How does rent work in TVA? When do I pay?
    Rent charges are due in full at the beginning of the semester (the same day tuition is due). Residents who are unable to pay the full semester rent should contact Financial Services for the deferred payment option.
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    Will my rent change?
    Rental rates are subject to change. Rent increases occur every academic year.
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    I am a new tenant in TVA. When will my rent be charged?
    The rent will be charged onto the Primary resident’s student account with-in 2 business days of check in.
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    How do I transfer within TVA?
    Residents may apply for transfers at any time during the year. However, the transfer period only occurs during summer breaks. Residents must apply at least one semester before their desired transfer date. Anyone can apply for a transfer however, transfers will first go to families that are increasing in size and emergency situations. If a transfer occurs during the academic year it is because of an emergency situation.
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    I have applied for a transfer. Why have I not been transferred yet?
    The transfer request form found on the Housing Portal does not guarantee that you will be moving to another apartment. We may not be able to move you at all. Transfers are only done during Summer Break.
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    If I am leaving for an internship will I decrease my chances of getting back into TVA?
    Yes, you would be put at the lowest priority on the waitilist because you have lived in TVA before. The reason for this is we want everyone to have the opportunity to live in TVA housing that would like to.
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    Can students move into TVA halfway through the semester?
    Students can only move into TVA after check-ins are over if there has been a cancellation and they have been invited to live in TVA.
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    Can I check in early? Can I check-out late?
    We do not provide early check-ins or late check-outs. Please contact the TVA office if you need to change your check-in date.