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Frequently Asked Questions

Browse the topics below to find answers to our frequently asked questions.

Your rental payment will include your base rental amount. Utilities are not included and are billed directly from the utility providers, City of Columbia and Ameren, and is the responsibility of the resident to set up. Renters’ insurance, if you have opted in through our preferred vendor for $14/month, will also be added to your ledger.
There is a $50 non-refundable application fee per applicant. There is a non-refundable administrative fee of $200 per unit at Courtyard Apartments. With approved credit, we are currently waiving the security deposit. The fees are due at the time of application.
At Courtyard Apartments, we require proof of your last 30 days of income. The income requirement is three times the monthly rental amount of your base rent. Through a third-party agency, all applicants receive a criminal background check and credit check.
Yes, renters’ insurance is required before you move in at the property. There are two options for renters’ insurance at Courtyard Apartments. You can either go through our preferred vendor, Foxen, or the resident can set up renter’s insurance separately through a provider of their choosing. It is typically easier to use our vendor, Foxen, but if you decide to use your own insurance company, please call the leasing office for more information.
At Courtyard Apartments, we do a criminal background check and credit check on all applicants at the community. We have a pass or fail system through our third-party screening company that links with our property management software. There are times where we will accept conditional approval. Please contact the leasing office for more information.
If you are a full-time student, you may use a Guarantor on your Application. Please contact the leasing office for more information.
Yes, you can sign a lease agreement with a guarantor if you do not meet the monthly income requirement. However, a guarantor cannot be used for an applicant that does not meet the approved credit requirements.
Once someone applies, expect 1-5 business days on the approval of the rental application.
We offer 3-month to 15-month leases. Please select a unit on our Floorplans page to see the lease term options with pricing.
This information is covered in the lease agreement. Please contact the leasing office for more details.