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Frequently asked questions

How do I apply for housing?

The housing application is only available online in the TJC Housing Portal. In your Apache Access Student Home page, you can also find the link in Menu > Student > Campus Life > Apply for Housing. To access the housing portal, log in with the same username (your A#) and password that you use for Apache Access. From the menu (top-left corner) click on Housing Application. Choose the term you want to apply for. If you need assistance, call us at 903-510-2345 or email us at

Each housing application will include application instructions that will provide essential information. Please make sure you read the instructions completely before paying the application fee and submitting the application.

The non-refundable $130 application fee must be paid online in the application. Once paid, the Background Check step will become available. Make sure to click on the link provided in this section. It will take you to an external website containing the online background check form. Your application file will remain incomplete without submitting a background check. Incomplete applications will not be approved and cannot be considered for room placement.

It normally takes 2-7 business days for the background check to complete. We review completed background checks each Wednesday. If the background check report is clear (no misdemeanors or felonies on record) your application can be approved.

An approved application does not guarantee a room assignment.  You can apply for housing and your application can be approved before you enroll for classes. However, to be considered for room placement, you must be enrolled in at least 12 class hours for the Spring 2024 semester. We cannot assign you into an on-campus room for the Spring semester if you are not already enrolled in 12 or more class hours. If you have not already registered for your classes at the time you submit your housing application, it is recommended that you make this one of your next steps. If you have no (or low) class hours when we reach the placement phase for your application file, your application will be bypassed.