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Housing Rates

Housing Rates include gas, electricity, garbage pick-up, and Internet service (up to 200 GB/month).

Damage deposits / billing: An advance security or damage deposit is not required. However, you are held responsible for the terms and conditions of your housing contract, which states that you will be charged by Bursar if excessive cleanup is required after you vacate the residence and/or if damages beyond normal wear and tear have occurred.

Billing Cycles:

  • Undergraduate residents: Students are Bursar-billed in August for fall-semester housing, and in December for spring-semester housing.
  • Graduate / professional students holding 12-month housing contracts: Students are Bursar-billed each month. The first month's rent generally appears on the August Bursar bill.
  • Summer housing residents: Full payment is requested at the time of application.

2020-2021 Housing Rates

Please note that housing rates and contract periods have been modified to accommodate the adjusted academic calendar. Housing contracts are valid for the entire academic year and become binding when you sign the contract.


Residence Halls, Program Houses*, and West Campus Houses:


Single $9,986/year
Super Single (Limited Availability) $10,647/year
Double $8,819/year
Townhouse Double $9,986/year

* Each Program House may charge an additional program fee to support the many activities and events that define the community.

Program House

Activities Fees
Akwe:kon $70 
Ecology House $60
Holland International Living Center (HILC) $40
Just About Music (JAM) $70
Latino Living Center (LLC) $65
Multicultural Living Learning Unit (McLLU) $40
Risley Residential College $100
Ujamaa Residential College $50
Language House $100
Loving House $30
Equity & Engagement Community $0

Cooperative Residences:
The following are annual rates for 2019-2020 for the cooperative residents.  Co-op housing rates are determined by operating costs for each house, and vary by community and sometimes by room. Contact any co-op in which you have interest for specific room rates.


Single Double Triple Meal/Staples Plan
Prospect of Whitby $5,550 $5,210  N/A  $900 
660 Stewart $8,080  $6,300-7,290 $6,300  $290 
Triphammer Cooperative $5,800-$6,250  $5,800  $4,770  $1,000 
Von Cramm Hall $4,800  $4,200  $3,600  $1,020 
302 Wait Avenue Cooperative  $6,680-$7,100  $6,400-$6,440  N/A  N/A 
308 Wait Terrace  $7,450-$7,770  $6,910-$7,060  N/A  N/A 
Wari Cooperative  $6,520-$7,630  $7,100  N/A  N/A 
Watermargin  $4,050-$7,860  $3,330-$3,930  N/A   $1,100 

2020-2021 Graduate/Professional Student Housing Rates:

Hasbrouck Community Single Student Options 12-month contract
Studio apartment   $1,100/month 
1-Bedroom apartment, furnished $1,220/month 
1-Bedroom apartment, unfurnished $1,155/month
Large Single in 2-bedroom townhouse, furnished $750/month 
Regular Single in 2-bedroom townhouse, furnished $505/month 

Hasbrouck Community Family Options

12-month contract
Studio apartment, furnished $1,100/month
1-Bedroom apartment, furnished $1,220/month
1-Bedroom apartment, unfurnished $1,155/month
2-Bedroom apartment - 3rd floor, furnished $1,230/month
2-Bedroom townhouse, furnished $1,255/month
2-Bedroom townhouse, unfurnished $1,200/month