Rates

Definitions

  • 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
  • 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 2019-20

KU Student Housing will have NO INCREASE for the most popular room type for 2019-20, the two-person room in a renovated residence hall. Residential dining has also a zero percent increase for the 14 meals per week plan.

Housing rates are per person, per academic year. All utilities are included (wired and wireless internet, laundry, heating, cooling, water, electricity, trash and recycling, security features). 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 from KU Dining (pdf). Financial aid and scholarships can be applied to student housing and dining charges.

19-20 rates chart

 

KU Dining plan

Dining plans (pdf) from KU Dining are required for the residence hall contract. Dining for scholarship halls are included in the above housing rate chart. However, both scholarship hall and apartment living residents may purchase a KU Dining plan. Those with a dining plan may eat at any of more than 20 dining locations across campus and the dollar-value amount will be debited from the plan. Funds leftover at from fall semester roll over to the spring semester. Additional funds can be loaded anytime.

Rates 2020-21

Rates for KU Student Housing are approved by the Kansas Board of Regents. Historically, rates for coming year have been presented to the Regents for discussion in October or November. Regents have typically voted on rates during the December meeting.

Housing rates are per person, per academic year. All utilities are included (wired and wireless internet, laundry, heating, cooling, water, electricity, trash and recycling, security features). Spring semester costs are one-half the academic year amounts listed. Students with a KU residence hall contract are required to choose a KU Dining plan. Financial aid and scholarships can be applied to student housing and dining charges.

20-21 rates chart

 

Payment plan options

For more information about no-interest monthly payment plans and deadlines, consult Student Accounts & Receivables.

KU Student Housing participates in the program administered by Nelnet. Signing up for this service 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 Nelnet 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.


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More than $200,000 in annual scholarships to returning residents
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
$4 million alumni gift funded Krehbiel Scholarship Hall
Options include suites, private bedroom with shared bath, two-person rooms, scholarship halls, and apartments
Oswald and Self residence halls opened in 2015
One bill covers all costs: room, food, utilities, and wireless Internet
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities