Rates and Fees

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Fee Information
Appealing a Fee

Basic Room Costs

Room rates are set by the Board of Trustees. These fees fund the operation and maintenance of the residence halls. All housing fees will appear on the university bill that is sent to students by the Bursar's Office.  Starting with the 2016-2017 academic year the Residential Technology fee will be included as part of the Base Room Fee and will not appear as a separate fee.  These fees are being combined to simplify the Bursar bill.

Housing fees do not include a meal plan. All residents are required to have an on-campus meal plan with the exception of Apartment and Graduate residents. For more information regarding the meal plan options for required students, please visit the University Dining Services website or call 413-545-1362 for information on choosing a meal plan.

Room Rates for 2016-2017

Please note the following fee schedule for each room type across campus. 

The $126 Residential Technology Fee is now included in the total per semester housing fee that will appear on student bills. Housing fees listed below include the $126.

Shared Room (Double, Triple, Quad) - $3,329.50
Single Room - $4,386.00
Break Housing Hall Shared Room - $3,579.50
Break Housing Hall Single Room - $4,636.00
Single Room in North Apartments - $5,997.50
Sylvan Single - $3,998.50
Sylvan Shared - $3,038.50
CHCRC Apartment Single - $6,047.50
CHCRC Apartment Shared - $4,578.50
CHCRC Suite Single - $5,252.00
CHCRC Suite Shared - $3,980.00
CHCRC First-Year Single - $4,785.50
CHCRC First-Year Shared - $3,629.50
Lincoln Studio Apartments - $4,766.00
Lincoln 1-Bedroom Apartment - $5,502.00
Lincoln 2-Bedroom Apartment - $4,428.00
Cashin Break Housing Single - $4,248.50
Cashin Break Housing Shared - $3,288.50

Fee Information

Residential Technology Fee

This mandatory fee is used to provide telecommunication services and networking services in your residence hall. Starting with the 2016-2017 Bursar bill, the $126 fee is included in the Base Room Fee.  There is not a separate fee.

Break Housing

There is an additional $250.00 fee per semester for all residents in Brett, Johnson, Prince and Cashin halls which is included in the Break Housing Room Rate. All students residing in Brett, Johnson, Prince or Cashin will be billed the fee and may remain in their residence hall room during Thanksgiving, Wintersession and Spring Breaks.

Graduate students living in Lincoln Apartments are eligible to continue their residency through the summer months, which is billed at a monthly rate.

Unauthorized Move Fee

Students who move without prior approval from either Residential Life Student Services or the Residence Director into a vacant space will be assessed an unauthorized move fee of $150. The student who is officially assigned to that room will also be billed a fee of $150 for allowing the unauthorized move to occur.

Blocked Room Fee

Any student who has created a situation in the room he/she is assigned that prohibits another student from successfully checking into that assigned space will be assessed a blocked room fee of $150. Creating a "block" includes but is not limited to: spreading out one's belongings on both sides of the room, both sets of furniture or pieces of furniture being occupied by one resident, not allowing an assigned student to move into the space in his/her room, etc. The blocked room fee can be assessed at any point during the academic year including wintersession if Residential Life determines a room is not ready for a new resident.

Improper Check Out Fee

Failure To Vacate
Any student who fails to vacate their residence hall by the posted closing time for Thanksgiving, Wintersession, Spring Break or Spring Closing will be assessed a $150 improper check out fee.

Failure to Remove Belongings and Return Key
Any student who fails to check out properly between semesters or prepare the vacant space in their room for the following semester will be assessed an improper check out fee. An official check-out includes removing all of your belongings from the space and turning in your key to the Residential Service Desk. The fee is determined by the date the room is prepared for occupancy and/or by the date of the official check-out by the fall resident. The fee schedule is listed below:

Room Prepared/Check-Out Performed on or during:
The Early Arrival Period for Spring: $175 fee
Opening Day: $250 fee
Opening Week (through Saturday): $400 fee

Any student who fails to prepare the room and/or participate in a proper check out after opening week will incur a $400 improper check out fee and additional charges based on the housing fee refund schedule.

Appealing a Fee

Students wishing to appeal charges associated with housing assignments such as room rent, early arrival, or cancellation fees, may complete a Billing Appeal Form. Please complete the form, provide a personal statement and any additional documentation, and mail, fax, or deliver the appeal to 235 Whitmore Administration Building. A letter will be sent, informing you of the decision, within 10 business days of receipt of the appeal. For additional information about appealing a fee, contact Residential Life Student Services at (413) 545-2100.

The following are examples of helpful documentation when submitting a billing appeal:

Medical
• Dated Hospital or Discharge Forms
• Doctor's Note
• Bill for Medical Services related to the appeal

Financial
• Dated Termination Paperwork
• Proof of Unemployment Benefits
• Dated letters confirming a change in Financial Aid award, include previous award as well for comparison.
• Any document indicating extreme financial circumstances
• Budget that shows current financial situation drastically better