Application Fee, Deposit, and Contract Information

Application Fee and Housing Deposit

In order to request either a room or an apartment, you will need to have a current housing application on file. To complete the application process, a non-refundable application fee of $50 must be submitted. All university housing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, contingent upon the date of housing application and the application fee receipt. Housing applications cannot be processed without the application fee. The $200 deposits must remain on file at all times during occupancy or to reserve a space for an upcoming semester. The application fee is recommended to be paid online when filling out your housing application, it can be paid to accounting services in-person.  The housing deposit can be paid via Self-Service or in-person.

Applying for Family, Double, and Efficiency Apartments

Submitting an application for the family, double, or efficiency apartments does not guarantee a student an apartment. Residential Living maintains a waiting list for family, double, and efficiency apartments based on the date the application and application fee are received.  Please note that all of the apartments are always in high demand and spaces are limited. We strongly recommend that students interested in these areas apply at their earliest convenience. Students can apply to live in the double and efficiency apartments before their 21st birthday, but must be 21 years old at the time of occupancy.

Due to the waiting list, it is recommended that students also apply for the residence halls as well to ensure that a space is reserved for them.  Students may contact Residential Living for updates on their status at any time.  We do not give out a student's numerical position on the wait list since it may not correlate to actual apartment availability and this can change on a daily basis. Any student on the waiting list must also maintain their current contact information (email and phone number) with Residential Living at all times. Failure to do so may result in that student's name pushed to the bottom of the list, if an apartment becomes available, and we are unable to contact that student.

Deposit Refunds

The $50 application fee must be paid prior to the student application being submitted. The $200 Housing Deposit must be paid prior to the first day of classes and may be included in the student's financial aid award. If you would like to pay in advance with a credit card please contact our Student Accounts Office. If the student does not occupy their on-campus residence as reserved, then the $50 application fee will be forfeited.  The additional $200 deposit may be refunded after reservations have been canceled in writing, from the Residential Living Office, by the following dates or the deposit is forfeited:

  • August 1 prior to the fall registration
  • December 15 prior to spring registration
  • May 1 prior to the first summer registration
  • June 1 prior to the second summer registration. 

Housing Contract and Deposit Refund

All students entering for the fall & spring semesters must sign a Residential Living agreement for the entire academic year.  Students entering in the spring semester will sign a Residential Living agreement for the spring and summer sessions. Students who move out of Residential Living before the contracted time has lapsed and withdraw from the university will forfeit the $200 Housing Deposit and will be billed for any additional charges or damage costs to the room. Students who move out of Residential Living without proper authorization and remain enrolled in the university will not receive a refund of the deposit and all room, board, and damage charges will remain on the student's account. Students who fulfill the year-long contract may request a refund of the Housing Deposit, less deductions for unnecessary wear and damage, at the completion of the required occupancy.  Once all charges for damages are complete, and if there is no balance on the student account, a refund will be mailed to the address provided on the deposit refund request form.  All housing deposits must be requested within one year of move-out.  Any deposit not requested within one year of their final move out will be forfieted to the university.

Housing Cancellation

You must claim your reserved room or apartment prior to the first day of classes or your housing reservation will be cancelled.  If you will be arriving late, the reservation can be held with prior approval if you notify the Office of Residential Living in writing prior to the beggining of classes.  Any student who fails to claim their reserved space will be considered a "no show", the housing deposit and room assignment, will be forfeited.

Registered for Classes

All students must be registered for classes prior to August 1 during the fall semester or December 15 for the spring semster.  Failure to register for classes before these deadlines without notification given to the Office of Residential Living, in writing,  will be subject to having their housing assignment cancelled for the semester.  Upon registeration, the student will be given an assignment based on their registeration date instead of their application date.