Assistance may be given to applicants to find suitable housing and accommodation. Applicants requiring assistance should present their needs to the Dean of Students early. The Dean is generally available on site on a daily basis. The College has some accommodation of its own depending on availability. The costs range from $180-200 per week for one bedroom apartment to $360 per week for 3 bedroom apartment. Cost includes electricity, phone and water. This accommodation has been assessed by SPBC and is adequate in regards to safety and location.
There are other types of accommodation in the city of Tauranga besides the ones assessed by the College. These can include:
- Flatting– This is shared rental accommodation and can vary from two to five bedroom houses with their own facilities. A student can expect to pay between $80 to $100 per week for a place in a flat. Costs for food, electricity , phone and water are in addition to this. There are several rental agencies that can be located by using an internet search engine and typing in “house rental Tauranga”. The Dean of Students may also be able to help applicants find local flatting situations.
- Boarding (Home-stay)- This is when a student lives with a family. This can vary between $150-$200 per week. Usually electricity, phone, water and food are included in the total cost. The Dean of Students may be able to assist students in finding local home-stay situations.