Rent Payment & Scholarships

Payment Amounts

Payment amounts depend on the type of co-op or apartment you are in.

Academic Year Payment Dates and Amounts

Summer Payment Dates and Amounts

Deferred Payments

If you need a deferred payment arrangement, please fill out a payment arrangement request through the BSC member portal.  The security deposit may not be deferred. Central Office personnel will review your extension request and, if not approved, you may appeal to AdCom (Administrative Committee). Do not assume that late fees will be waived if you make a payment arrangement.  It is your responsibility to call to see if the extension is approved and if late fees are waived or not.

Scholarships

The Co-op offers many need-based scholarships.  Current members can apply for these during the present semester to receive a rent reduction the following semester.  More information about scholarships will be posted when it is available.

Payment Policies

The BSC policy governing payments is as follows:

Credit Card: Mastercard/Visa/Discover

The BSC accepts MasterCard/Visa/Discover credit card payments through the member portal. Payments are subject to verification and must be made on or before payment dates to avoid late fees.

Central/House Level Compensation

If you hold a Central or House level position, you are required by law to complete an Employment Eligibility Verification (INS) and be safety trained. You compensation will not be released to your account until both the INS form and safety training have been completed.

Late Fees

If you do not pay on or before a payment day, an initial late fee of $20.00 will be assessed.

If your account is still delinquent two weeks after a payment day, then an additional $40.00 late fee will be assessed.

Late fees will not be assessed if your payment is received by 8:00 am PST, in the Central Office door slot the day after payment day.

Checks

When you provide a check as payment, you authorize us either to use information from your check to make a one-time electronic fund transfer from your account or to process the payment as a check transaction. When we use information from your check to make an electronic fund transfer, funds may be withdrawn from your account as soon as the same day you make your payment, and you will not receive your check back from your financial institution.

Returned Checks

Checks & Echecks returned for any reason will be charged a $25.00 fee. 

15-Day Notice

If you owe more than $100.00 after the 1st & 2nd payment day or more than $75.00 after the 3rd payment day, you will receive a 15-Day Notice of pending membership and contract termination. If you receive a 15-Day Notice, you must either pay in full or make alternate payment arrangements to avoid membership and contract termination.

3-Day Notice

3-Day Notices are issued after a member fails to comply with the initial 15-Day Notice. 3-Day Notices are processed and served by BSC lawyers. When a 3-Day Notice is sent to a member, the member will be charged $100.00. Failure to pay rent within 3 days will result in eviction. Please be aware that if you receive more than one 3-Day Notice within any eighteen-month period, your contract will not be renewed.