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 Fall Only OR the Academic Year terms are due by July 1*.  
    • Housing Applications for the Winter Only term are due by November 1*.
    • Housing Applications for the May semester (April-August) are due April 1*.
      • Housing applications for the Spring Intercession (April-June) are due April 1*.
      • Housing applications for the Summer Intercession (July-August) are due June 1*.
  • In addition, in order to receive a Housing Offer, the student shall pay UNBC the sum of $250.00 as a Residence Room Deposit.
* Any Housing applications submitted after their respective deadlines as mentioned above may not be guaranteed.

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 before or on Sunday, August 1, 2021 via email if they applied for the Fall 2020 Only or 2020 - 2021 Academic Year terms. For applicants applying to the Winter 2022 Only term, the student must inform UNBC Housing and Residence Life before or on Sunday, November 1, 2021. Upon written notification from the student, UNBC will return the student's entire Residence Room Deposit. 
  •  After the cancellation deadlines listed above, should a student decides that they no longer requires a room, the student must inform UNBC Housing and Residence Life via email in order to officially cancel their Housing Application. The student will forfeit their entire Residence Room Deposit in this instance. 
  • After the first day of classes and/or upon occupying the room, should the student decides 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 of their Housing and Residence Life fees paid (calculated based on the duration of a student's stay). 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 Master's 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. As such, 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 cancellations request was received before or on Sunday August 1, 2021 (for Fall 2021 Only and 2021-2022 Academic Year applicants) OR Sunday, November 1, 2021 (for Winter 2022 Only applicants), new international students are also eligible for a full refund of their Residence Room Deposit. After Saturday, August 1, 2021, new international students who are denied their study permit will only be eligible to receive a full refund of their Residence Room Deposit and the full International Housing Deposit. 
    • 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 Masters International Students, please refer to the International Student Refunds - Policies and Information page.

2021 Spring/Summer:

  • $25.50 – Housing Application Fee
  • $250.00 – Residence Room Deposit
  • $47.00 – Residence Life Fee (per semester) 
  • $25.00 – Residence Infrastructure Fee (per semester)
  • $208.00 – Parking (per semester and if requested) 
  • $104.00 – Parking (per Intersession and if required) 
  • $2476.00 – 4 Bedroom Suite Rental (per bedroom per suite for May semester) 
  • $1238.00 – 4 Bedroom Suite Rental (per bedroom per suite for each Intersession) 
  • $25.50 – Nightly 4 Bedroom Suite Rental (per bedroom per suite between semester and intersession dates) 

2021/2022 Academic Year:

Fees will be added to your student account mid August and will be due on September 6th.

  • $25.50 – Non-refundable 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)
  • $2375.00 – 5-Day Meal Plan Fee (per semester) 
  • $2662.00 – 7-Day Meal Plan Fee (per semester) 
  • $212.00 – Parking Fee (per semester and if requested) 
  • $2526.00 – 4 Bedroom Suite Rental (per bedroom per semester)