Damage deposits and refunds
A refundable $200 damage deposit must be on file with the Office of
Student Accounts prior to the issuance of keys to the room. No portion
of the $200 deposit will be refunded if the application is canceled more
than 30 days from the date it is signed; after August 1, regardless of
the date signed; or if requested more than 30 days after officially
checking out of the halls. A resident who does not check out in
accordance with the procedures described in the student handbook will be
subject to fines and/or forfeiture of all or part of his/her deposit.
After taking occupancy, if the applicant stays the entire contract
period and applies to return to the residence halls the following
academic year, his/her damage deposit will automatically be carried over
to the following academic year.
Room damage deposits may be refunded only on
written request to the Office of Housing and Residence Life. The
request for a refund must be received no later than 30 days after a
student officially stops living in the residence hall by checking
out or formally withdrawing the application.
The deposit will be refunded if:
- The resident follows the check-out policy outlined in the
- Room keys are properly checked in with the Office of Housing and
- No damages or excess cleaning charges are associated with the
room upon check-out.
- The resident does not have an outstanding balance on his/her
account with the university.
- The student fulfills the housing contract terms of residence and
does not cancel his/her reservation more than 30 days from the date
it is signed or after August 1.