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Room fees and housing costs

Room fees

Beginning March 19 new students accepted to the university may apply online for on-campus housing at A nonrefundable prepayment fee of $250 (also payable online) is required at the time of application and is credited toward the student’s first-semester housing costs. New students accepted for the fall semester who cancel their housing assignment and contract on or before June 30, 2013, will be released from their contractual obligations. New students accepted for the spring semester have until Jan. 3, 2014, to cancel their housing assignment. After these dates, cancellations are not permitted and students will be held to the terms and conditions of their housing contracts.

Returning students will be allowed to cancel their contracts without penalty if a written request is received on or before March 22, 2013. After this date, cancellations are not permitted. Students are advised to carefully read the terms and conditions of their housing contracts prior to signing.

Housing contracts extend through the nine-month academic year or for a 12-month period, depending upon the type of residence hall assignment. Students are not released from their housing contract between semesters. Questions regarding housing contracts should be directed to VCU Residential Life and Housing via email at or by calling (804) 828-7666.

Housing costs

Half the yearly housing cost is charged to the student’s account each semester and is paid the same time that tuition and other fees are due. Additionally, students will be held responsible for the cost of any damages to their room, its furnishings and its common living area during their residency.


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