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$500 Housing Deposit

The $500 housing contract deposit is required to be received by Roosevelt within two business days of the housing contract being submitted.  Students may call in, 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. Once you leave on campus housing you will get the deposit refunded to you as long as there were no damage charges and you do not have an outstanding balance on your student account. If you have a balance on your student account the deposit will be refunded to your account.

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


New students who were planning to live on campus for fall and cancel their housing contract by June 15 may receive a refund of the the housing deposit. Continuing students who were planning on living on campus in the full and cancel their housing contract by May 15 may receive a refund of 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.