Housing and Dining Billing

Charges for your room, meal plan, and Hawkeye Dollars will be billed in full in August for the fall semester, January for spring semester, and June for summer housing.  If your room assignment or meal plan changes, any credits or charges will be added to the next month’s UBill. Payments for University Housing and Dining costs are only payable through your UBill.   

You can pay your UBill online through your MyUI account. To view other methods of payment, contact the University Billing Office for more information. 

Your housing contract states that you are responsible for paying your bill in full when billed. Failure to pay your U-Bill may result in the removal from campus housing.  If you cannot pay your bill, schedule an appointment with our Contracts and Assignments staff in 4141 Burge Hall to discuss your circumstances. 

Room Rates

Your room rate is per person for the full academic year.  Room rates are based on the number of occupants and amenities in each room, with additional costs for a shared/private/single user bathroom, and/or shared kitchen. All room rates include heat, electricity, air conditioning, water, cable TV, internet, and garbage services. Rates cover the academic year, including Fall and Spring Breaks.

If you want to stay in the residence halls over Winter Break between fall and spring semesters, you must sign up and an additional charge will be added to your university bill.

Each semester you live in the halls, you also have $100 in Hawkeye Dollars added to your Iowa OneCard. Hawkeye Dollars can be used at a variety of locations on campus for laundry, vending machine or convenience store purchases.

2022-23 Room Rates (per person)

Please Note: Costs in this chart are for the two-semester academic year.

Meal Plan Rates

All students living in the residence halls are required to purchase either a Gold or Black meal plan. Students living in a room with a University-supplied kitchen may have the option of a Hawkeye meal plan. Meal plan adjustments may be made online in the first few weeks of each semester.  

2022-2023 Meal Plan Rates

Room and Meal Plan Refunds

Refunds are only granted a) if approved for a contract release, and b)the student has completely moved out and returned keys. Final amount refunded may be impacted by room damage, key replacement, or other fees. Credits may take 1-2 billing cycles to appear on the university bill. All housing contract cancellations will be subject to the schedule below.

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