• Bed space: This code is used in room selection. For instance, ELL-1048a means that ELL is the building identification, 1048 is the room number, and "a" is the space, not actual bed assignment
  • All-female housing: Guest policies are more specific.
  • 1-person room: Single person in a room, community bath.
  • 2-person room: Most common type. Two-people in a room, community bath (Corbin, Oliver, Gertrude Sellards Pearson, Ellsworth, Hashinger)
  • 2-person room with bath or 2-person studio: Two people share one room and bath. (Downs, Ellsworth, Lewis, Templin, Oswald, Self)
  • 2-person suite with bath: Two people share living room, bedroom and bath. (Lewis, Templin)
  • 2-person with bath, private bedroom: Two people share bath. Each has private bedroom. (Downs, Oswald, Self)
  • 4-person suite: Four people share living room; two people share a bedroom. (Gertrude Sellards Pearson)
  • 4-person suite with bath: Four people share living room and bath. Two people share a bedroom. (Ellsworth, Lewis, Templin, Oswald, Self)
  • 4-person suite, 2 bath: Four people share living room, two baths, two bedrooms. (Downs)
  • 4-person, 2-bath, shared bedrooms: Four people share two baths, two bedrooms. (Downs)
  • 4-person suite, 2-bath, private bedroom: Four people share living room, two baths. Four private bedrooms. (Downs)
  • Community bath: Bathroom shared with other residents on a wing of 18 to 20 rooms.
  • Wing: A division of a floor. Most floors have two wings with separate wings for women and men. Downs, Lewis and Templin Halls are single gender by suite.
  • Apartment: Two- or four-bedroom apartments with living room, refrigerator and stove, and bathroom. Two or four students per apartment. (New Stouffer Place, Jayhawker Towers and McCarthy Hall)
  • Private apartment:Two- or four-bedroom apartments with living room, refrigerator and stove, and bathroom. Each resident has private bedroom and private bathroom. (New Stouffer Place Apartments)
  • Gender Inclusive Housing: Students share a suite with fellow students regardless of their sex, gender identity, or gender expression.

Rates 2018-19

Housing rates are per person, per academic year. All utilities (laundry, heating, cooling, water, electricity, trash and recycling, security features) are part of the rate. Additionally, the rate includes 40 mbps level data service (wired and wireless internet). Spring semester costs are one-half the academic year amounts listed. Students with a KU residence hall contract are required to choose a dining plan. Financial aid and scholarships can be applied to student housing charges. A limited number of single rooms are available in each residence hall community. Call 785-864-4560 for information.

18-19 rates chart

Dining plan rates

Dining plans are a required component of the residence hall contract and optional for scholarship hall and apartment living residents. Spring-only semester dining rates, including the Dining Dollars, are one-half the academic year amounts listed.

All Access Dining Plan, $4,410
Unlimited residential dining; 1 Retail Pass per day; $250 per year in Dining Dollars; 20 guest meals; 2 Parent/Guardian Meals.
14 Meals Dining Plan, $4,266
14 meals per week; $300 per year in Dining Dollars; 12 guest meals; 2 Parent/Guardian Meals.
10 Meals Dining Plan, $3,684
10 Meals per week; $400 per year in Dining Dollars; 8 guest meals; 2 Parent/Guardian Meals.
50 Block Dining Plan, $425
50 Meals for the academic year. Optional plan for apartment residents. Residence hall students may purchase the 50 block in addition to their 14 Meals or 10 Meals dining plan.

The 14 Meal and 10 Meal dining plans reset weekly every Monday morning. For the All Access and 50 Block plan, one Retail Pass is allowed per day. One Jaywalk Meal is allowed per day for all plans. Half of guest passes are available each semester and must be used before the end of the semester. 2 Parent/Guardian Meals are available per month. Half the Dining Dollars amount is available at the start of the fall semester and any unused amount will roll over to the spring semester for those with active dining plans. The deadline to change a dining plan is 5 p.m. Friday on the second week after classes begin each semester. Residents may add blocks of meals at any time. For information, including how to add cash to individual Beak ‘Em Bucks accounts, see KU Dining Services.

Payment plan options

For more information about no-interest monthly payment plans and deadlines, consult Student Account Services.

KU Student Housing participates in the program administered by Tuition Management Systems (TMS). Signing up for TMS allows for a monthly payment plan for students and their families to cover tuition, Student Housing charges, and campus fees. There is a flat fee for each semester. Contact TMS at 1-800-722-4867 to enroll by phone.

Please note that the monthly equivalent of housing fees are broken down in the rates chart tab.

Although KU Student Housing does not charge late fees, enrolling in the payment plan before the payment due date will avoid other late payment fees. Students who choose TMS make their payments directly to Tuition Management Systems, P.O. Box 94634, Cleveland, OH 44101-4634. Monthly bills will be sent directly by TMS until the account is clear although KU Student Account Services will continue to send monthly Enroll & Pay e-bill notifications regarding your KU account.

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Academic success: More than 94 percent of first-time, full-time freshmen in student housing enroll for the next semester
5,100 residents choose student housing each year
Residence hall rates are almost $2,000 less per year than the national average for public schools
— College Board
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