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Application fees

Summer 2014 and 2014–15 Application Fees

A one-time application fee is required before the Housing Application can be accessed. The application fee for summer 2014 applicants and for 2014–15 applicants submitting applications before August 25, 2014, is $100. On August 25, 2014, the fee will increase to $250. Application fees will not need to be resubmitted by students who reapply for on-campus housing in the future, but the housing application fee is non-refundable. Application fees can be paid as the first step of the online Housing Application (accessed through the Mills Portal) or by cash, check, Visa, or MasterCard through the HMDS Office (by visiting Sage Hall 138 or calling 510.430.2127).

Housing and Meal Plan Refunds

2014–15 Housing and Meal Plan Refund Policy

Students may be automatically released from this agreement if they academically withdraw, take a leave of absence (terminating their registration), are academically disqualified, or attend an approved study abroad or domestic exchange program. Students in these circumstances will be released from their obligation to pay housing charges based on the policy below.

Students are considered to have begun the term of the License Agreement when housing keys are issued. If key pick-up has not taken place before the start of the second week of classes (weeks of classes begin on Wednesdays and end on Tuesdays) the License Agreement will be canceled and a $500 cancellation fee will be assessed.

All other decisions regarding release from this agreement are made by the Housing Policies and Procedures Committee. Requests for release based on compelling, unforeseen and documentable circumstances must be submitted in writing to the Housing Management and Dining Services Office. A decision on the written request will be made within 15 work days of its submission.

A $500 cancellation fee is charged to all students who are released from their housing agreements after the start of the occupancy period. Housing and meal plan fees are prorated, on a nightly basis, based on the date of check-out from the assigned residence and receipt of housing keys by HMDS. 

Additional information can be found in the Student Handbook.


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P: 510.430.2127
F: 510.430.2155
Last Updated: 5/22/14