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Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about what life is like at RISE on 9th. We’ve answered some of the questions we get asked the most.

› What's included in the rent?

When you stay at RISE on 9th in Columbia, your rent covers more than just a roof over your head. Your payment includes many of your amenities and utilities, including high speed Wi-Fi and a cable package with the SEC Network—allowing you to watch your Missouri Tigers when you can’t make it to the game. Trash, sewer, and water are also included in the rent. RISE on 9th pays for electricity and bills each resident individually, helping you avoid the hassle of collecting bill money from your roommates.

› Do apartments come furnished?

Your apartment is not just simply furnished—it is styled with well-crafted pieces that have a timeless style with a modern edge. Your space includes a living area with a contemporary couch or sectional sofa, media stand, and coffee table. Your bedroom comes with a bed with memory foam mattress and underbed storage and desk and desk chair. We even provide contemporary barstools that provide kitchen island seating.

› What is an "individual lease?"

Generally, when a group of renters sign a lease, they are all responsible for delivering one check to the landlord, which means someone is responsible for collecting the money and writing a single check. To make things easier for University of Missouri students, we use individual leases, which means everyone makes payments separately. This ensures that no one else is responsible if one roommate fails to pay for the month.

› Will I need a co-signer?

In most cases, only the residents of our Columbia, Missouri apartments will need to sign the lease. However, if the potential resident doesn’t meet specific requirements on the background and credit check, a cosigner, also called a guarantor, may be required to sign a Guaranty Form.

› What does “guarantor” mean?

A guarantor is a person who signs a Guaranty Form and agrees to be financially responsible if a resident cannot pay the rent. In most cases, the guarantor for residents of our Columbia apartments are parents or guardians.

› What is the cost for application fees and security deposits at RISE on 9th?

Before residents can lease a RISE on 9th unit, they need to complete an application, which includes a background check for the resident and credit check for the guarantor. The $50 non-refundable application fee is due at the time of applying. For more specifics, please contact our leasing office to learn how to reserve your spot today.

› Are pets allowed?

Yes! Your furry friends are absolutely welcome at your Columbia apartment. Contact our leasing office for details regarding our pet policies.

› Is there roommate matching at RISE on 9th?

Yes there is! To make the leasing process easier and more convenient, we provide roommate matching, which connects groups and individuals interested in living at RISE on 9th. For example, if you are a single resident and would like to be connected with roommates, or if you have a group but need one more person, our roommate matching will help fill your needs.

› What types of security does RISE on 9th have?

We have made safety and security the top priority at our off-campus apartments. To help you live in a welcoming, comfortable environment, we have a state-of-the-art keycard access system. This ensures residents have complete access to the building and their apartment while maintaining reliable security.

Other security measures include a front-desk check-in, regular security patrols, and surveillance of communal areas. We also have a 24/7 management presence in case any after-hours issues should arise. When you lease one of our Columbia apartments, you’ll rest easy knowing that safety is a top priority.

› Will my guests be able to visit?

Absolutely! Your friends and family are always welcome at RISE on 9th, and to ensure convenient access, you will be provided with a smartphone app that lets you grant access to specific individuals.

› Is there parking for my car?

To make driving and parking around Columbia and The University of Missouri more accessible, we have provided a two level parking facility for our residents. This safe and secure area has reserved parking, so if you are going to have a vehicle in the coming school year, call now to reserve your spot.

› Who has access to RISE on 9th amenities?

Thanks to keycard access and 24/7 security, only RISE on 9th residents and their guests will be able to access the amenities and communal areas at our Columbia apartment building.

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