Housing & Residence Life Fees

Note: Fees are subject to change. All fees are approved by the Board of Governors. 

Housing Application Fee and Residence Room Deposit Terms

  • A non-refundable Housing Application Fee of $25.50 is required to complete your application.
    • Housing Applications for the September Only (Sept-Dec) OR the Academic Year (Sept-Apr) semesters are due by July 1*.  
    • Housing Applications for the January Only (Jan-Apr) semester are due by December 1*.
    • Housing Applications for the May semester (May-August) are due April 1*.
      • Housing applications for the Spring Intercession (May & June) are due April 1*.
      • Housing applications for the Summer Intercession (July & August) are due June 1*.
  • In order to receive a Housing Offer, the student shall pay UNBC the sum of $250.00 as a Residence Room Deposit.

Housing & Residence Life Refund Policy

  • If the student decides not to attend UNBC and/or no longer requires a room, the student must inform UNBC Housing and Residence Life at housing@unbc.ca from their UNBC student email account before August 1 if they applied for the September ONLY (Sept-Dec) or Academic Year (Sept-Apr) semesters. For applicants applying to the January ONLY semester (Jan-Apr), the student must inform UNBC Housing and Residence Life before December 1. For applicants applying to the May/Spring semesters (May-Aug/May & June), the student must inform UNBC Housing and Residence Life before April 1. For applicants applying to the Summer Intersession (July & Aug), the student must inform UNBC Housing and Residence Life before June 1. Upon written notification from the student, UNBC will return the student's Residence Room Deposit. 
  •  After the cancellation deadlines listed above, should a student decide that they no longer require a room, the student must inform UNBC Housing and Residence Life at housing@unbc.ca from their UNBC student email account in order to officially cancel their Housing Application. The student will forfeit their Residence Room Deposit in this instance. 
  • After the first day of classes and/or upon occupying the room, should the student decide not to attend UNBC and/or no longer requires a room, the student must inform UNBC Housing and Residence Life by submitting the Notification of Intent to Move Out form. Upon submission of the Notification of Intent to Move Out form, the student will receive a pro-rated refund (calculated from the date notification is received plus 30 days) of their Housing and Residence Life fees paid. The student will forfeit their entire Residence Room Deposit and Housing Application Fee in this instance. 

New International Applicant Terms 

  • New international students (excluding exchange students) applying to live in UNBC Residence, both Undergraduate and Graduate level, must agree to have a $1,000 International Housing Deposit reallocated from the existing $7,500 International Student Admission Deposit. The $1,000 International Housing Deposit will be applied towards any applicable Residence Fees once the student arrives at the UNBC Residences. 
    • Note: The $1,000 International Housing Deposit is allocated from the $7,500 International Student Admission Deposit. No additional payment is required - with the exception of the Housing Application Fee of $25.50 and Residence Room Deposit of $250.00.
  • The refund policy for the $1,000 International Housing Deposit is different than the refund policy for the $7,500 International Student Admission Deposit.
    • The full International Housing Deposit amount will be refunded if new international students are denied their study permit. Students will have to provide official documentation from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) indicating that their application for a Study Permit was denied. If this cancellation request is received before August 1, for September Only (Sept-Dec) and  Academic Year (Sept-Apr) applicants OR December 1 (for January Only (Jan-Apr) applicants OR April 1 for May (May-Aug) and Spring (May & June) applicants OR June 1 for Summer (July & Aug), new international students are also eligible for a full refund of their Residence Room Deposit. After August 1, new international students who are denied their study permit will only be eligible to receive a refund of their International Housing Deposit with proper documentation. 
    • No refunds of students' Residence Room Deposit, and International Housing Deposit will be provided once a student has moved into Residence, or after the Housing cancellation deadline noted above has passed, and/or if the student failed to provide proof of Study Permit Denial. 
  • For more information about UNBC's Refund Policy for Undergraduate and Graduate International Students, please refer to the International Student Refunds - Policies and Information page.

2022 May/Spring/Summer Intersessions:

  • $25.50 – Housing Application Fee
  • $150.00 – Non-Refundable Late Housing Application Fee
  • $250.00 – Residence Room Deposit
  • $48.00 – Residence Life Fee (per semester) 
  • $27.50 – Residence Infrastructure Fee (per semester)
  • $212.00 – Parking (per semester and if requested) 
  • $106.00 – Parking (per Intersession and if required) 
  • $2526.00 – 4 Bedroom Suite Rental (per bedroom per suite for May semester) 
  • $1263.00 – 4 Bedroom Suite Rental (per bedroom per suite for each Intersession) 
  • $25.50 – Nightly 4 Bedroom Suite Rental (per bedroom per suite between semester dates) 

2022/2023 Academic Year (Sept-Apr):

 The Application Fee ($25.50) and Residence Room Deposit ($250.00) are due during the application process. September semester residence fees will be due on or before the first day of Move-In in September and January semester residence fees will be due on or before the first day of Move-In in January.

  • $25.50 – Non-refundable Housing Application Fee
  • $150.00 – Non-Refundable Late Housing Application Fee
  • $250.00 – Residence Room Deposit
  • $49.50 – Residence Life Fee (per semester) 
  • $28.50 – Residence Infrastructure Fee (per semester)
  • $2458.00 – 5-Day Meal Plan Fee (per semester) 
  • $2755.00 – 7-Day Meal Plan Fee (per semester) 
  • $218.00 – Parking Fee (per semester and if requested) 
  • $2602.00 – 4 Bedroom Suite Rental (per bedroom per semester)