does the rent include?
Your rental payment will include rent, cable television, high speed
internet, water, sewer, and trash. The only utility we do not cover
is electricity. The Edge will pay the electric company directly,
and residents will reimburse the property meaning you do not have
to set up any utilities in your own name! If you have
roommates, the bills are divided evenly, so you do not have to
worry about your roommate paying you for the utilities since every
resident has their own account. Forced hot air for heating and
central air for air conditioning do function using an electric
component and will be included in your electric
2. What is an individual lease?
Individual leasing means each resident will sign their own lease
agreement at Edge Merrimack River for one, two, and four bedroom
apartments. If one of your roommates moves out of the community for
any reason, you do not have to worry about having to cover their
portion of rent. Each resident will qualify accordingly and have
their own lease agreement. We do allow two people to sign a lease
for a one bedroom apartment.
3. What are the amenities offered?
We will offer a 4,300 sq. ft. fitness center, club house, game
room, bike storage and 14 study rooms! The community is controlled
access meaning that the exterior doors are locked at all times and
only residents have key fobs to enter the community. Guests must
use the call box at the main entrance to be granted access to the
property by the resident.
4. Is there a shuttle?
Yes! Edge Merrimack River will have a shuttle that will take
residents to and from campus during the week. *Subject to change
during finals week/school break.
5. Are the apartments furnished?
Edge Merrimack River will furnish all apartments at the property.
The living room area will include a sofa, coffee table, end
table and media center with SMART TV. The bedrooms will include a
bed frame, desk and desk chair, and dresser. The private bedroom
floorplans will have a full size XL mattress and the shared bedroom
floorplan will have a twin size XL mattress. All apartments
also include the appliances such as a washer and dryer,
refrigerator, dishwasher, stove, microwave, and garbage
6. Will The Edge have Community
Yes! Community Assistants are student workers who will live and
work at Edge Merrimack River in our office and will serve as
liaisons to the residents. They get to know their residents and
plan programs that will help the residents learn and grow.
Community Assistants serve as leaders who provide student residents
with academic and social support and guidance.
7. How long is the lease term?
Edge Merrimack River offers one year lease terms with the option to
renew your lease.
8. Is there a roommate matching
When you sign your lease agreement, you will complete a roommate
matching form where you can document who your roommates will be. If
you do not have preferred roommates, you can use our roommate
matching service where we will place you with the best possible
roommate(s) based upon your roommate matching profile.
9. Can I request a specific
You can express a preference to which apartment you would like. The
earlier you sign your lease, the more options you have! We will try
our best to accommodate all requests during placement.
10. What is a guarantor?
Since most residents are full-time students, a guarantor will most
likely be needed to qualify. A guarantor can be your parent, aunt,
uncle, older sibling, etc. All residents are screened for a
criminal background and your guarantor’s credit report will be
screened based on our rental criteria. Guarantors must earn 3xs the
monthly rental amount. Your guarantor is not needed in person to
apply or to sign your lease; we can send the paperwork to
guarantors electronically. Not everyone will need a guarantor, but
some will if they do not have the income to qualify on their
11. Can I sign a lease without a
Yes, you can sign a lease agreement without a guarantor. If you
plan to qualify on your own, you have to earn 3xs the monthly
rental amount per month. You will also have to pass the criminal
background and credit screening based upon our rental criteria.
There are also other ways someone can qualify to live at the Edge
Merrimack River. We take proof of bank statements, trust funds,
income documentation, and in some cases financial aid.
12. What paperwork is
required to secure a room/apartment at Edge Merrimack
Since Edge Merrimack River offers individual leases, each resident
is required to complete the rental application, roommate matching
form, the lease agreement and a copy of a government issued I.D.
Your guarantor will have to complete the guarantor application,
guaranty agreement and a copy of a government issued I.D. Payment
of upfront leasing fees also apply.
13. Does Edge Merrimack River allow
No, the Edge Merrimack River will not allow pets.
14. How do I pay my rent?
We offer many different payment options for you to choose from. You
can set up monthly ACH payments or pay rent by check or money order
in the office. You can also make a credit/debit card payment
online; however there is a convenience fee if you pay online using
15. What if I need
maintenance is my bedroom or apartment?
Once you move in, you can submit a service request online or simply
call the leasing office. If there is a maintenance emergency, we
will provide an after-hours maintenance emergency phone number.
16. Can I smoke on
No, the property is a non-smoking community.