FAQ

What is Woodlands of Tuscaloosa?

It’s a high-quality community designed especially with University of Alabama students in mind.

Is Woodlands of Tuscaloosa part of University of Alabama?

Woodlands of Tuscaloosa 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 Woodlands of Tuscaloosa 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 apartment are empty, you only pay the rate for your bedroom.

Can I pay by credit card?

Yes. Residents can pay online 24 hours per day, by credit card or ACH electronic checking. Woodlands of Tuscaloosa 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.

Are the residences furnished?

Yes. To see a sample of the furniture and other finishes, please visit our model residences.

What size are the beds?

The beds are Full XL. It may be hard to find sheets this size, so we recommend Queen-size sheets.

What should I do about furniture I want removed?

If you’re bringing your own furniture and won’t need some of the furniture that comes with the apartment, please fill out the furniture removal request. Our ability to remove furniture is based on available storage space.

What are the policies on pets, smoking and guests?

Woodlands of Tuscaloosa 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 Woodlands of Tuscaloosa?

Yes, Woodlands of Tuscaloosa offers ample parking for residents. Limited guest parking is also available – please inquire.

Will my financial aid cover charges at Woodlands of Tuscaloosa?

Your living costs at Woodlands of Tuscaloosa 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 Woodlands of Tuscaloosa. Normal payment deadlines will continue to apply.

Is Woodlands of Tuscaloosa open to non-students?

Nearly all the residents at Woodlands of Tuscaloosa are students at University of Alabama. The per-person contracts are also designed with students in mind. Nonetheless, Woodlands of Tuscaloosa 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.

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.