Make Calculated Decisions

One of the biggest perks about living on campus is that it’s typically one of the more affordable options. Housing costs are all-inclusive, so you’re not going to be surprised by a spiked utility bill or worry about missing a payment. 

Each of our halls has different amenities options that affect the cost. Now is your chance to decide what environment will better serve your needs, personality type, and budget. Consider things like whether you’d like roommates, suitemates, or to have your own apartment. Do you want to live in a space with communal areas? Do you value outdoor living? Weigh your options as you compare housing costs in the table below.

Housing Cost Comparison

Note: Costs are subject to change from one academic year to the next. While you can use this as a guide for planning, you should anticipate slight increases.

Building
Room Type
Occupancy
Semester Cost
Summer Cost
Meal Plan (DB)
 
Room
Single
$5,871
--
$1,660
Room
Double
$4,625
--
$1,660
Room
Triple
$3,116
--
$1,660
4 br. Suite
Single
$5,088
--
$1,660
4 br. Suite
Double
$4,532
--
$1,660
 
1 br. Apartment
Single
$6,489
--
$470
1 br. Apartment
Double
$4,532
--
$470
2 br. Apartment
Double
$3,116
--
$470
1 br. Apartment
Single
$6,489
--
$470
1 br. Apartment
Double
$4,532
--
$470
2 br. Apartment
Single
$5,253
--
$470
 
Studio
Single
$6,695
$3,440
$470
Studio
Double
$4,687
--
$470
1 br. Apartment
Single
$8,170
$2,987
$470
 
Studio
Single
$7,545
$4,970
$470
Studio (Small)
Single
$7,066
$4,635
$470
4 br. Apartment
Single (lg rm)
$4,481
$4,532
$470
4 br. Apartment
Single (sm rm)
$4,378
$3,760
$470
 
Studio
Single
$7,056
$4,635
$470
1 br. Apartment
Single
$7,545
$4,970
$470
2 br. Apartment
Single
$6,798
$4,532
$470
4 br. Apartment
Single
$5,717
$3,760
$470
 
 
 
 
 
Studio (Master)
Single
$7,356
$3,825
--
Studio (Deluxe)
Single
$7,200
$3,705
--
Studio (Standard)
Single
$7,056
$3,485
--
2 br. Apartment
Single
(master)
$6,898
$3,255
--
2 br. Apartment
Single (Standard)
$6,798
$3,155
--
3 br. Apartment
Single
(master)
$6,798
--
--
3 br. Apartment
Single (Standard)
$6,698
--
--
4 br. Apartment
Single (master)
$5,917
$2,715
--
4 br. Apartment
Single (Standard)
$5,817
$2,615
--

Meal Plan Requirement

As an on-campus resident, you will automatically be enrolled in one of two Declining Balance (DB) meal plans each semester. Apartments with full kitchens require a lower Declining Balance plan than those without— such as Leo Goodwin Sr. and The Commons.

Note: Your Account Billing Statement will list your meal plan as Declining Balance.

What is Declining Balance?

All students living in on-campus housing are enrolled in a mandatory declining balance (DB) meal plan for the Fall and Winter semesters.

Your Declining Balance plan is loaded onto your Shark Card and works like a debit card that can be used at any on-campus Shark Dining location. All DB meal plan transactions are tax-free and any remaining balance at the end of the Fall Semester will roll over to the Winter Semester. Any remaining balance at the end of the Winter Semester will expire, and no longer be available.

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