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$500 Housing Deposit

The $500 housing contract deposit is required to be received by Roosevelt within 15 (fifteen) business days of the housing application and contract being submitted.  Students may make a payment to Student Accounts or pay online through RU Access. 

The housing deposit is required one time when you first apply for housing. Then as long as you remain in on campus housing you will not need to re-submit your housing deposit.  After any damage charges have been assessed, the housing deposit will be released to your account at the end of the following semester you leave on campus housing. For example, if you leave on campus housing at the end of Spring 2015, your $500 housing deposit will be released to your account at the end of the Fall 2015. If you have a balance on your student account the housing deposit will go towards that balance. If students have no balance on their student account, then the $500 housing deposit will be refunded to them.

Students applying in January to live on campus that spring are still required to submit a housing deposit.


New and continuing students who were planning to live on campus for fall and cancel their housing contract by June 15 for continuing student and July 15 for new students may receive a refund of the the housing deposit. 

Students will need to submit their request to cancel their housing contract in writing to the Office of Residence Life at

Cancellations may take up to six weeks to process depending on the time of year they are submitted.