Housing Costs

2014-15 Per Semester Costs

Financial AidThe room rates that are reflected below are those which have been approved for the 2014-15 year. They are subject to change without notice. They do not indicate that each type of space is available. All assignments to specific room types are made at the sole discretion of the Housing & Residence Life office.

  • Housing Deposit - $250.00 per year.  Students are contracted for the entire year, and must apply if they need to request to be released from their contract for any reason prior to the end of the contract period (academic year).  The year long contract does not include the Intersession Break period, when housing is available at an additional cost and by application only in specified residence halls. 
  • Due dates for returning students are March 31st for the following fall semester.
  • New students’ deposits (to guarantee a space on campus) are due by May 1st for the following fall semester.
  • Housing deposits are non-refundable.

Midtown Prices

Fairfield, Litchfield, Newbury Total Cost/sem (Room & Board)
Single $3628.00 $6067.50*
Double $3216.00 $5655.50*
Triple $3021.50 $5461.00*
*  Fairfield residents are required to have the Platinum meal plan.  Litchfield and Newbury students are assigned the Ultimate plan, but may opt to switch to the Platinum plan.  The total cost listed here is figured with the Ultimate plan cost.    

Westside Prices

Centennial Total Cost/sem (Room & Board)
1 bedroom, 1 bed suite $4385.50 $6717.00
1 bedroom, 2 bed suite $3863.00 $6194.50
2 bedroom, 4 bed suite $3497.00 $5828.50
Grasso Total Cost/sem (Room & Board)
1 bedroom, 1 bed apartment   $4192.00  $5289.50
1 bedroom, 2 bed apartment $3863.00   $4960.50
2 bedroom, 4 bed apartment $3497.00 $4594.50
Pinney Total Cost/sem (Room & Board)
1 bedroom, 1 bed apartment $4714.00 $5811.50
1 bedroom, 2 bed apartment $4192.00 $5289.50
3 bedroom, single in 5 bed apartment $4192.00 $5289.50
3 bedroom, double in 5 bed apartment $3821.00 $4918.50

Other Residence Hall Fees (per semester)  
Social Fee $22.50
Telecom Fee $80.00

 

Meal Plans

Please read carefully below. 

 

Ultimate Dining Meal 
Plan
Students living in Litchfield or Newbury have the Ultimate Dining Plan.  Ultimate Dining gives unlimited access during the hours of operation at the Midtown Marketplace, 5 guest passes, and $150 in Flex Points per semester.  (Ultimate Diners may use the One Swipe exchange at the Westside marketplace, but may only swipe once during a "meal period". )

 

$2237.00
Platinum Meal 
Plan
Students living in Centennial and Fairfield are assigned the Platinum Meal Plan.  The Platinum Plan gives diners 10 meals per week, as well as $550 Flex Points and 5 guest passes each semester.  Students on the Platinum Plan may opt to up-grade to the Ultimate meal plan if desired, but may not opt down to the Gold or Blue plans.  Students living in Grasso and Pinney may also upgrade to the Platinum Plan if desired.

$2229.00
Gold 
Meal 
Plan
The Gold Plan gives 7 meals per week during the hours of operation at the Midtown and Westside Marketplaces, plus $530 in Flex Points per semester.  Students in Pinney and Grasso, as well as commuters, faculty, and staff, can opt to purchase the Gold Plan.

 

$1640.00
Blue 
Meal 
Plan
Students living in Grasso and Pinney are required to have the Blue Plan.  On this plan, students have any 75 meals during the hours of operation at the Midtown and Westside Marketplaces, plus $230 in Flex Points per semester.  Again, commuters, faculty, and staff can opt to purchase the Blue Plan.

 

$995.00 

 View more detailed information about WCSU Dining Services.


 

Cancelling on-campus housing

Students who leave Western Connecticut State University and University housing are required to notify the department of Housing & Residence Life to officially withdraw from housing.  Those students are also required to formally check out with the resident director of their building before they will be considered withdrawn. 

If you have a need to cancel your Housing Contract for any reason, yet remain enrolled at WCSU, you must make a written request to do so.  Students who enroll for the academic year in housing may cancel their contract prior to May 31st without penalty.  After May 31st, the cancellation request will be reviewed by a committee to determine if you will be released from your contract, or will remain responsible for the room and full payment. 

Students who enroll beginning with the spring semester will have until December 1st to cancel their contract without penalty.  Again, after December 1st, the cancellation request will be reviewed by a committee to determine if you will be released from your contract. 

Please see the information on the year-long contract for complete details of how this contract impacts you.

 

Board of Regents Withdrawal Policies

The Housing Deposit is a Non-Refundable deposit.

Upon withdrawal from the University, the housing refund will mirror the University refund policy for tuition and fees as such:

  • 100% refund, less the housing deposit, for withdrawal up to and including the first day of University-wide classes as defined by the published university calendar.
  • 90% of the balance, less the housing deposit, will be refunded during the first week of university-wide classes.
  • 60% of the balance, less the housing deposit, will be refunded during the second week of university-wide classes.
  • 40% of the balance, less the housing deposit, will be refunded during the third and fourth weeks of university-wide classes.

Upon withdrawal from University Housing but remaining enrolled:

  • Up to and including May 31, 100% of the housing charges, less the housing deposit, will be removed from the student’s account.
  • No refunds for students who withdraw from housing but remain enrolled on or after June 1 (academic year) or December 1 (spring term – for those students who plan to enter housing for the first time in spring), unless otherwise approved through the Housing Contract Cancellation policy.

Food Service Fee

Meal plans are refundable, on a prorated basis, upon withdrawal from university housing or the University.

 

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