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Best value? Living on campus

Living on campus is a valuable connection to KU and can be less expensive than off-campus. Flexible, year-round contracts mean you can study abroad or choose an internship.

Advantages

  • All inclusive rate: internet, laundry, heating, cooling, water, electricity, recycling, security features.

  • Financial aid and scholarships can be applied to student housing charges. Student Housing also awards scholarships each year for returning residents.

  • Flexible payment plans and flexible contract that allows you to study abroad or take an internship with no subleasing hassle.

  • Wide variety of dining options for all on-campus residents.

  • Personal attention from professional staff who live in the halls to help connect you to KU.

Understand Your Options

  • Bed space: This code is used in room selection. As an example, here is bed space ELL-1048a:
    • ELL is the building identification (Ellsworth Hall). All hall abbreviations are listed in the "building names" section below.
    • 1048 is the room number.
    • "a" is the bed space. This does not necessarily correspond to a particular bed within the room.
  • Bunked bed: Two single beds stacked one above the other. Typically halls with bunked beds do not have enough space in the room to separate them.
  • Lofted bed: A bed raised on supports high enough to allow the use of the floor below.
  • 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, although some halls are single gender by suite.
  • Apartment: Two- or four-bedrooms with living room, full kitchen, and bathroom. Two or four students per apartment. Stouffer also has a 6-person apartment option for freshmen only. (Stouffer Place Apartments, Jayhawker Towers, and McCarthy Hall)
  • Private apartment: Each resident has a private bedroom and private bathroom. Shared living room and full kitchen. (Stouffer Place Apartments)
  • Gender Inclusive Housing: Students share a suite regardless of their sex, gender identity, or gender expression.

Residence Hall Types

  • 1-person room: Single person in a room, community bath. (Hashinger, Corbin, Gertrude Sellards Pearson)
  • 2-person room: Two people in a room, community bath (Corbin, Gertrude Sellards Pearson, Ellsworth, Hashinger)
  • 2-person room with bath or 2-person studio: Two people share one bedroom and one 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)
  • 3- or 4-person room: Three or four people in a room, community bath. (Corbin)
  • 4-person suite: Four people share living room; two people share a bedroom; community bath. (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)
  • 4-person apartment: Four people share a four-bedroom apartment. Each person has private bedroom, private bath. Shared living room and kitchen. (Stouffer Place)
  • 6-person apartment: Six people share a four-bedroom apartment. Four residents share two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Two of six residents have private bedroom, private bath. Shared living room and kitchen. (Stouffer Place)

Scholarship Hall Types

  • 8 halls are traditional: Battenfeld, Douthart, Stephenson, Grace Pearson, Sellards, Pearson. Miller and Watkins are also traditional halls, but the residents are assigned to 7-person kitchens rather than all-hall kitchen and dining. 
  • 4 halls have suites: KK Amini, Margaret Amini, Krehbiel, Rieger.

Apartment Types

  • 2-person option with private bedroom (Jayhawker Towers)
  • 2-person option with private bedroom, shared bath (McCarthy Hall)
  • 2-person option with private bedroom, private bath (Stouffer Place)
  • 4-person option (Jayhawker Towers)
  • 4-person option with private bedroom, shared bath (McCarthy Hall)
  • 4-person option with private bedroom, private bath (Stouffer Place)

This guide gives the abbreviations for Student Housing buildings that you will see during room selection. Room selection is done through the myKU housing portal.

Building Names and Abbreviations
AbbreviationBuilding Name
AMIK.K. Amini Scholarship Hall
BATBattenfeld Scholarship Hall
CORCorbin Hall
DOUDouthart Scholarship Hall
DOWDowns Residence Hall
ELLEllsworth Hall
GPHGrace Pearson Scholarship Hall
GSPGertrude Sellards Pearson Hall
HASHashinger Hall
JTAJayhawker Tower Apartments - Tower A
JTBJayhawker Tower Apartments - Tower B
JTCJayhawker Tower Apartments - Tower C
JTDJayhawker Tower Apartments - Tower D
KREKrehbiel Scholarship Hall
LEWLewis Hall
MARMargaret Amini Scholarship Hall
MSMMarie S. McCarthy Hall Apartments
MILMiller Scholarship Hall
OSWOswald Hall
PEAPearson Scholarship Hall
RIERieger Scholarship Hall
SELSellards Scholarship Hall
SLFSelf Hall
STOStouffer Place Apartments
STEStephenson Scholarship Hall
TEMTemplin Hall
WATWatkins Scholarship Hall

Residence Halls 2021–2022 Rates

You can sort or search this table to find information about room type and rate. Just click the arrow by the bold type in the heading to sort the column. Total academic year rates are shown, as well as the amount that will be billed to your KU Enroll & Pay each semester.

These all-inclusive rates are per person, per academic year. Financial aid and scholarships can be applied directly to student housing and dining charges.

A KU dining plan is required for a residence hall contract.

Residence Halls 2021–2022 Rates
Room TypeHallAcademic Year TotalPer Semester Rate
1-Person Small RoomGSP$7,100$3,500
1-Person Room with SinkHashinger$8,200$4,100
1-Person RoomCorbin$8,200$4,100
1-Person RoomGSP$8,200$4,100
2-Person RoomCorbin$7,100$3,500
2-Person RoomGSP$6,100$3,050
2-Person Room with SinkEllsworth$6,100$3,050
2-Person Room with SinkHashinger$6,100$3,050
2-Person Large Room with SinkHashinger$6,100$3,050
2-Person Room with BathEllsworth$6,600$3,300
2-Person Room with BathLewis$6,600$3,300
2-Person Room with BathTemplin$6,600$3,300
2-Person Room with BathOswald$7,900$3,950
2-Person Room with BathSelf$7,900$3,950
2-Person Suite or Studio with BathEllsworth$6,600$3,300
2-Person Suite or Studio with BathLewis$6,600$3,300
2-Person Suite or Studio with BathTemplin$6,600$3,300
2-Person with Bath, Private BedroomDowns$9,900$4,950
2-Person with Bath, Private BedroomOswald$9,900$4,950
2-Person with Bath, Private BedroomSelf$9,900$4,950
3-Person RoomCorbin$7,100$3,550
4-Person RoomCorbin$7,100$3,550
4-Person SuiteGSP$6,600$3,300
4-Person Suite with BathEllsworth$6,800$3,400
4-Person Suite with BathLewis$6,800$3,400
4-Person Suite with BathTemplin$6,800$3,400
4-Person Suite with BathOswald$8,800$4,400
4-Person Suite with BathSelf$8,800$4,400
4-Person, 2 Bath, Shared BedroomsDowns$7,900$3,950
4-Person Suite, 2 BathDowns$9,200$4,600
4-Person Suite, 2 Bath, Private BedroomDowns$10,200$5,100
4-Person with Private Bedroom, Private BathStouffer$11,050$5,525
6-Person, Shared Bedroom with BathStouffer$9,200$4,600
6-Person, Private Bedroom, Private BathStouffer$10,200$5,100

Scholarship Halls 2021–2022 Rates

Scholarship halls are the best financial value because “schol hallers” cooperatively cook and clean in exchange for the lowest room cost.

You can sort or search this table to find information about the type of hall and the rate. Just click the arrow by the bold type in the heading to sort the column. Total academic year rates are shown, as well as the amount that will be billed to your KU Enroll & Pay each semester.

These all-inclusive rates are per person, per academic year. Financial aid and scholarships can be applied directly to student housing and dining charges.

Dining costs for Miller and Watkins Halls vary, as members of each of their seven-person kitchens determine their own food budgets.

Scholarship Halls 2021–2022 Rates
HallAcademic Year TotalPer Semester RateDining
Miller$2,850$1,425varies by kitchen
Watkins$2,850$1,425varies by kitchen
Battenfeld$4,300$2,150$2,314
Douthart$4,300$2,150$2,314
Stephenson$4,300$2,150$2,314
Grace Pearson$4,300$2,150$2,314
Sellards$4,300$2,150$2,314
Pearson$4,300$2,150$2,314
KK Amini$4,750$2,375$2,314
Margaret Amini$4,750$2,375$2,314
Krehbiel$4,750$2,375$2,314
Rieger$4,750$2,375$2,314

Apartments 2021–2022 Rates

You can sort or search this table to find information about the type of apartment and the rate. Just click the arrow by the bold type in the heading to sort the column. Total academic year rates are shown, as well as the amount that will be billed to your KU Enroll & Pay each semester.

These all-inclusive rates are per person, per academic year. Financial aid and scholarships can be applied directly to student housing and dining charges.

Dining plans are optional for apartments. However, KU Dining offers a $425 plan. Students may add $425 to their KU card and use it for dining at any campus location.

Apartments 2021–2022 Rates
Room TypeHallAcademic Year TotalPer Semester Rate
2-Person with Private BedroomJayhawker Towers A$8,800$4,400
2-Person with Private BedroomJayhawker Towers B$6,700$3,350
2-Person with Private BedroomJayhawker Towers C$6,700$3,350
2-Person with Private BedroomJayhawker Towers D$8,800$4,400
2-Person with Private BedroomMcCarthy$12,050$6,025
2-Person with Private Bedroom, Private BathStouffer$12,050$6,025
4-PersonJayhawker Towers A$5,100$2,550
4-PersonJayhawker Towers B$3,900$1,950
4-PersonJayhawker Towers C$3,900$1,950
4-PersonJayhawker Towers D$5,100$2,550
4-Person with Private BedroomMcCarthy$11,050$5,525
4-Person with Private Bedroom, Private BathStouffer$11,050$5,525