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Housing Billing, Deposits and Refunds

By submitting a housing deposit and housing application, a student commits to a full academic year Housing License Agreement. Room and board charges are posted to a registered student's account on a semester basis. Additional charges for items such-as lock-outs, lost keys, missing ID cards, or other damage are posted as-needed throughout the year. It is the responsibility of the student ensure their student account remains current through the course of their academic career. 


Incoming students:
Freshmen and transfer students who wish to reside in housing pay a $375 housing deposit that is non-refundable after May 1st. The first 1,150 incoming freshmen and transfer students who deposit by May 1st will be able to secure housing.

Any deposit that is refunded will go back to the student via the method it was paid, unless there is an existing balance on the account, at which point it will go towards the balance.

Returning students wishing to participate in the fall Housing Selection process must pay a $325 housing deposit by March 6th each year. The first 1,150 returning students who complete a housing application AND pay the non-refundable housing deposit will be eligible for housing selection.


A student who wishes to cancel his/her housing assignment prior to move-in, must complete the Housing Assignment Cancellation form to avoid responsibility for any charges. 

Once a student has accepted the key to their room, they are bound by the terms of the Housing License Agreement. Students wishing to release themselves from the terms of the License must complete a Release of Housing License Request Form. Students whose requests are approved and live within 100 miles from the University will have 24 hours to vacate their room and return their room key. Students whose requests are approved but live over 100 miles from the University will have 48 hours to vacate their rooms and return their room key. 

A student who wishes to cancel their meal plan prior to add/drop, must send an email to Commuter students wishing to cancel their meal plan after the add/drop date will be subject to cancellation rules.

Please note that once your meal plan has been canceled, all remaining Pirate Bucks will be forfeited.

Housing Prorations 

Room changes are prorated daily. Students changing rooms to a different room type (i.e. from a triple to a double) will be required to pay the new room rate at a prorated price. 

Students released from housing will have their housing prorated at 20% per week, beginning after the last day of add/drop, each fall and spring semester. After these five weeks, the student will be responsible for the full cost of their room, unless withdrawing for a medical reason. 

Number of calendar days after the last day of add/drop  Amount of Refund
Before and including the last day of add/drop     100%
Day 1-7 80%
Day 8-14 60%
Day 15-21 40%
Day 22-28 20%
After 29th Day  0

Meal Plan Prorations 

Meal Plans are prorated on a weekly basis. Meal plan changes may only take place during the add/drop period. Meal Plan 2 is never prorated.


All refunds are processed by the Bursar's office in Bayley Hall. The Department of Housing & Residence Life does not accept or issue checks in the office.

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