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Housing Application Process

2014–15 Housing Application Process

Room assignments are made on a first-come, first-served basis. To be eligible for a room assignment, students must submit a validated application. Validation requires a $300 Advance Tuition Payment and a completed online Housing Preference

Room and Board Rates

The 2014–15 rate for room and board is $5,590 a semester ($11,180 a year). All students who reside in residence halls, Langlow House, FLAC House, or Greek residences are required to purchase a university meal plan. Under the university’s A La Carte food service program, students may use their board plan any time university dining services are open. Meal service is not provided over extended vacation periods (Thanksgiving, and winter, spring, and summer breaks).

Refund Policy

Room charges for new incoming students are nonrefundable after 5 p.m. on the first day of classes. Board charges are refunded on a partial basis for those students who withdraw from campus housing before the completion of a term. Additional information about the room charge refund policy is available from the Office of Residence Life.

Internet Access

Each student will be provided an Internet connection in his/her room. All residence halls and most academic buildings also offer wireless connectivity. Service and access fees are included in the room and board rate.

Further Information

Admitted students who submit the $300 Advance Tuition Payment will be given access to the online Housing Preference Form on their Cascade accounts. Housing placements are made in the order of when validated applications are received. Please contact the Office of Admission with questions about the application process or the application itself. Feel free to call 800.396.7191 or 253.879.3211, or send an e-mail message to

The Office of Residence Life is happy to answer any specific questions you have about the facilities or the residence life program in general. Feel free to call 253.879.3317, send an e-mail message to, or browse our website at