2023 – 24 Per Semester Costs
The room rates that are reflected below are those which have been approved for the 2023-24 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 breaks outside of the academic semester when housing is available at an additional cost and by application only in specified residence halls. The cost is generally equivalent to the daily rate for a Midtown double room.
- Due dates for returning students are in March 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.
- All students living on campus are REQUIRED to have a meal plan. (See below for default plans and options)
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|Fairfield, Litchfield, Newbury || ||Total Cost/Sem. (Room & Board) |
|Single (Newbury and Litchfield Halls – typically reserved for ADA purposes) ||$4,740.00 ||$7,640.00 |
|Double ||$4,315.00 ||$7,215.00 |
|*Newbury Hall will be partially open for the 2023-2024 academic year. Elevators are currently being replaced and will be offline until approximately October. For this reason, housing is available on the 2nd and 3rd floors only. || || |
|Midtown students are required to be 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. || || |
*Centennial Hall will be offline for the 2023-2024 academic year due to potential renovations. We will work to have it online as soon as possible.
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|1 bedroom, 1 bed suite (typically reserved for ADA purposes) ||$5,685.00 ||$8,585.00 |
|1 bedroom, 2 bed suite (typically reserved for ADA purposes) ||$5,066.00 ||$7,966.00 |
|2 bedroom, 4 bed suite ||$4,585.00 ||$7,485.00 |
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|Centennial students are required to be assigned the Platinum plan, but may opt to switch to the Ultimate plan. The total cost listed here is figured with the Platinum plan cost. || || |
|Grasso || || |
|1 bedroom, 1 bed apartment (typically reserved for ADA purposes) ||$5,449.00 ||$7,149.00 |
|1 bedroom, 2 bed apartment (typically reserved for ADA purposes) ||$5,047.00 ||$6,747.00 |
|2 bedroom, 4 bed apartment ||$4,612.00 ||$6,312.00 |
|Grasso students are required to be assigned the Blue plan, but may opt to switch to any of the other available plans. The total cost listed here is figured with the Blue plan cost. || || |
|Pinney || || |
|1 bedroom, 1 bed apartment (typically reserved for ADA purposes) ||$6,043.00 ||$7,743.00 |
|1 bedroom, 2 bed apartment (typically reserved for ADA purposes) ||$5,534.00 ||$7,234.00 |
|3 bedroom, single in 5 bed apartment ||$5,449.00 ||$7,149.00 |
|3 bedroom, double in 5 bed apartment ||$4,993.00 ||$6,693.00 |
|Pinney students are required to be assigned the Blue plan, but may opt to switch to any of the other available plans. The total cost listed here is figured with the Blue plan cost. || || |
Other Residence Hall Fees (per semester)
|Social Fee ||$22.50 |
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Please read carefully below.
All meal plans and costs currently listed are subject to change. Meal counts replenish each Friday. Flex Points are accepted at all locations, including the Daily Grind.
Meal plans ARE NOT ACTIVE during the following break periods: Thanksgiving Break, Intersession/Winter Break, and Spring Break. Any available food services during these breaks are cash operations. Meal plans and Flex Points do not apply.
|Ultimate Meal Plan ||This meal plan offers: |
- Unlimited/All-you-can-eat option on both campuses (21 meals per week)
- 3 Guest passes
- $100.00 in Flex dollars
Platinum Meal Plan
|This meal plan offers: |
- Unlimited/All-you-can-eat option on both campuses (15 meals per week)
- 3 Guest passes
- $250.00 in Flex dollars
|Blue Meal Plan ||This meal plan offers: |
- 10 Meals per week: All-you-can-eat option on both campuses
- 3 Guest passes
- $150.00 in Flex dollars
Specific meal plans are available for commuter students, faculty, and staff who might want them. For more information on those plans or questions about the current resident meal plans, View more detailed information about WCSU Campus Dining.
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 June 30th without penalty. After June 30th, 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.
Students who request cancellation after the first day of classes, if they are approved for cancellation, will receive a pro-rated refund for their meal plan. However, there is no refund for housing costs when a student cancels housing after the start of classes.
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, but not 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 June 30, 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 July 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.
Pursuant to Board of Regents Policy, BR 16-069, students who have their Housing Contract cancelled for judicial/disciplinary reasons will be responsible for paying for the duration of the semester in which their contract was cancelled and are not entitled to a refund.
Food Service Fee
Meal plans are refundable, on a prorated basis, upon withdrawal from university housing or the University.