FAQ

common questions about Republic at Lubbock

What is The Republic?

It’s a high-quality Lubbock apartment community designed especially with Texas Tech University students in mind. The Republic features a variety of spacious, furnished cottages plus a full set of community features such as a large saltwater pool, luxurious clubhouse, 24-hour fitness center, study and game lounges, and much more. All just minutes from campus.

Is The Republic part of Texas Tech University?

The Republic 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 The Republic 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 cottage are empty, you only pay the rate for your bedroom.

What is included in the rate?

Each resident at The Republic pays a flat rate that includes:

  • Complete set of furniture
  • Wi-Fi in each cottage, plus Ethernet port in each bedroom
  • Trash removal
  • Washer and dryer in each cottage
  • 24-hour on-site management
  • Community features – pools, fitness center, tanning, etc.
  • Optional prepaid utility and covered parking packages are also available.

Are private bathrooms available?

Yes. All cottages at The Republic feature a private “in-suite” bathroom for each bedroom. Select cottages also feature an additional 1/2 bath.

Are the apartments furnished?

Yes, all apartments at The Republic include a furniture package including a full-size bed, dresser, bedside table, desk and chair in each bedroom, a sofa and armchair, end table, coffee table and entertainment stand in each living room. Plus, all residences also include a dining table and chairs and/or counter stools. To see a sample of the furniture and other finishes, please visit our model residences.

How big are the cottages?

The cottages range from approximately 1,395 square feet (2 bedroom) to 2,362 square feet (5 bedroom). Select cottages also feature large walk-in closets.

When do the contracts start and end?

The standard term is August 18, 2018 to August 2, 2019, with payments made in 12 equal installments. Limited alternate dates may be available; please inquire with our staff.

Can I pay by credit card?

Yes. Residents can pay online 24 hours per day, by credit card or ACH electronic checking. The Republic 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.

Will my financial aid cover charges at The Republic?

Your living costs at The Republic 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 The Republic. Normal payment deadlines will continue to apply.

Is The Republic open to non-students?

Most of the residents at The Republic are students at Texas Tech. The per person contracts are also designed with students in mind; nonetheless, The Republic 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 cottage-mates, non-students must apply together with enough cottage-mates to fill the desired cottage.

What kind of safety and security are provided?

The Republic offers electronic controlled access to each cottage, plus locking bedroom doors. Each cottages offers a security system; monitoring can be arranged by residents. Entrance gates to the community are generally closed at night and can be opened for residents and guests to enter. Community courtesy patrols are provided at select times, plus security cameras are located in numerous areas. Management staff are also on-site 24×7 and can be reached by a 24-hour phone number.

What are the policies on pets, smoking and guests?

The Republic is a pet-friendly community, with some restrictions. All pets must be registered with management and a pet fee and deposit paid; dogs must be kept on leashes when outside. All indoor areas of The Republic are smoke-free.  Guests are welcome at all times, subject to the consent of cottage-mates and security considerations. Overnight guests are welcome, with limits on the number of days and guests. Guest parking is limited.

Can I park my vehicle at The Republic?

TThe Republic offers free parking for all residents, with optional reserved covered parking available. Limited free guest parking is available as well.

What other transportation options will I have?

The Citibus “North Indiana” shuttle route stops right in front of The Republic every 9 minutes when school is in session, 7am to 7pm. Texas Tech is just minutes away.  Plus, SafeRide shuttle service is available nightly from 10pm to 4am.

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.