University Housing Rates

Resident hall rates for housing and meals range from $4,165–$5,406 per semester, based on the 2018–2019 academic year.

There are several factors in determining the cost of housing and meals:

  • Choice of building and room style
  • If the building is open over winter and spring breaks 
  • Choice of meal plan (meals per week)
  • Choice of BoomerMeal package (declining dollar balance)

The housing contract is for both fall and spring semesters. Rates include a residence hall association activity fee of $12 per semester, or $24 per academic year.

Purchasing both a meal plan and BoomerMeal package is required when living in community style or suite style housing.

Community-style housing
Housing option Semester rate Yearly rate
Freudenberger 2, 3 and 4-Person  $2,910 $5,820
The New Residence Hall - Determined Spring 2020 ---- ---
Wells 2 and 3-Person $2,910 $5,820
Wells 4-Person suite $3,130 $6,260
Woods $2,910 $5,820
Suite-style housing
Housing option Semester rate Yearly rate
Blair-Shannon 6-Person (closed for breaks) $3,130 $6,260
Hammons or Hutchens 2-Person $3,933 $7,866
Hammons or Hutchens 4-Person $3,430 $6,860
Kentwood 1-Person $3,648 $7,296
Kentwood 2 and 3-Person $3,130 $6,260
Kentwood 2-Person Super Double $3,538 $7,076
Scholars $3,430 $6,860

Apartment rates

Apartments are for upperclassmen and transfer students. Although it is common for students to have a meal plan, they are not required to have one when living in apartments. Contracts are for the fall and spring semesters. Current apartment students may sign separate contracts for summer.

Monroe Apartments
Room types Fall rate Spring rate
1-Person Apartment $3,444 $3,444
2-Person Apartment $3,342 $3,342
4-Person Apartment $3,133 $3,133
Sunvilla Tower
Room types Fall rate Spring rate
2-Person Apartment $2,945 $2,945
3-Person Apartment  $2,817 $2,817
3-Person Apartment - Private Room/Shared Bath $3,072 $3,072
4-Person $2,690 $2,690

Meal plan options

Meal plans are used at any of our three dining centers: Blair-Shannon, Garst, and Kentwood. Each time a student visits a dining center a meal is deducted from their weekly balance using their BearPass ID. The weekly balance resets Monday morning before breakfast. Meal plans can be raised or lowered during the first three weeks of each semester. After the third week, meal plans can only be increased until the start of the next semester.

Meal plan Semester Yearly
Unlimited meal/week $1,213 $2,426
19-Meals/week $1,133 $2,266
14-Meals/week $1,114 $2,228
10-Meals/week $1,100 $2,200

BoomerMeal options

BoomerMeals are a dollar for dollar declining balance plan, similar to a debit account and are loaded onto the student's BearPass ID. Each time a purchase is made, those dollars are subtracted from the balance. BoomerMeals are accepted at any dining location on campus and carry over from summer to fall and from fall to spring. Students also earn bonus dollars depending on the tier of BoomerMeals that are selected.

Price Bonus Total Value
$260 $20 $280
$205 $15 $220 
$155 $15 $170