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Family Housing

Teachers College maintains three options for students to live on campus with their families: Bancroft, Grant, and Sarasota Halls. Housing rates vary based on the size and location of the apartment. Heat, hot water, local phone with caller ID and voicemail, internet access and cable television service are included. Residents of Grant and Sarasota are responsible for monthly electricity and long distance charges. All units are fully furnished and must remain that way.


To be eligible for family housing, students must demonstrate that the applicant and the individual(s) with whom the applicant is applying to reside together share a qualifying family relationship. Qualifying family relationships under current policy include the following:

  • marriage
  • presence of minor or dependent child
  • domestic partnership (a long-term relationship between the two adults)

Relationships that do not qualify for family housing status include: parents, grandparents or siblings of applicants, other than a minor sibling for whom the resident is the legal guardian.

All persons applying for family housing must submit proper documentation along with their application. The following are acceptable forms of documentation (Please note all forms must be in English or professionally translated into English):

  • Copy of a current marriage certificate.
  • In the case of a single parent, birth certificate(s), adoption papers, or other appropriate documentation of legal guardianship.
  • Notarized affidavit declaring that the applicants share a domestic partnership.

Those who apply as Domestic Partners must include one of the following with the signed affidavit included in the housing application:

  • Copy of a joint lease naming and signed by both applicants and their landlord
  • Joint tax returns for one calendar year immediately preceding the application
  • Notarized letter on bank letterhead signed by a bank officer indicating a joint saving and/or checking account for at least one calendar year
  • Affidavit of Domestic Partnership from New York City or any city, which registers unmarried couples who are in a committed, ongoing family relationship

Grant and Sarasota Halls

Located at 514 and 512 W 122nd Street respectively, Grant and Sarasota Halls are six-story buildings with four apartments on each floor. The street side apartments have an entry foyer, living room, bedroom, eat-in kitchen, and bathroom. Court-yard-side apartments have a long hallway with the bedroom, eat-in kitchen, bathroom, and living room opening into the hallway.

Room TypeDescription Semester Cost
One Bedroom Apartment Private apartment with eat-in kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. Each unit is furnished with: Full size bed, desk, desk chair, armoire/closet, chest, floor lamp, microwave and refrigerator $8,860-$10,893

Bancroft Hall

Located at 509 W 121st Street, Bancroft Hall is a mixture of single and family housing. Family options include: One and Two bedroom apartments. 

*Pets are not permitted in Bancroft Hall

Room TypeDescription Semester Cost
One Bedroom Apartment Fully units furnished with a double bed, desk, desk chair, dining table & chairs, refrigerator, microwave, floor lamp, chest of drawers, and wardrobe. $10,569-$11,028
Two bedroom apartment Fully units furnished with one double bed, one twin bed, desk, desk chair, dining table & chairs, refrigerator, microwave, floor lamp, chest of drawers, and wardrobe. $12,063