Housing Deposits and Prepayments

Each campus requires a housing deposit or prepayment to reserve the student's space. Generally, deposits serve the purpose of a security deposit, and prepayments are applied toward a housing payment.

The student may apply for housing at more than one campus while making a final decision about where to attend college. However, each campus will refund the deposit or prepayment depending on its policy.

The following table indicates:

Contact the campus housing office for more information.

This information is accurate for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Two-Year Campuses
Campus Deposit/prepayment required with contract Deadline for refund of deposit/prepayment*
UW-Baraboo/Sauk County

$35 application fee

$250 security deposit
The security deposit is refundable until the lease is signed
OR
The security deposit is refundable after the lease has ended
UW-Barron County

$350 deposit (unfurnished)

$400 deposit (furnished)
The security deposit is refundable until the lease is signed
OR
The security deposit is refundable after the lease has ended
UW- Fox Valley

$520 security deposit for a 4 bedroom & 2 bath (Phase 1)

$530 security deposit for a 4 bedroom & 2 bath (Phase 2)

$620 security deposit for a 2 bedroom & 1 bath

$680 security deposit for a 1 bedroom & 1 bath

$645 security deposit for a Studio

The security deposit is refundable until the lease is signed
OR
The security deposit is refundable after the lease has ended
UW-Marathon Co. $150 deposit Marathon Hall resident handbook, termination of contract link, http://uwmc.uwc.edu/campus/marathon-hall.
UW-Marinette $200 deposit Student housing contract refund and forfeiture link, http://marinette.uwc.edu/campus/housing/apply.
UW-Marshfield/Wood County

$35 application fee

$250 security deposit
The security deposit is refundable until the lease is signed
OR
The security deposit is refundable after the lease has ended
UW-Richland $200 deposit Cancellation Prior to Occupancy of Room: For contract cancellations received in writing before July 1, $165.00 of the deposit will be refunded. A $35.00 non-refundable processing fee will be applied.
Four-Year Campuses
Campus Deposit/prepayment required with contract Deadline for refund of deposit/prepayment*
UW-Eau Claire $75 deposit

Students have until May 1 each year to cancel their housing contract and receive a refund of their $75 room reservation deposit.

Under no circumstances will the $75 deposit be refunded after May 1 each year.

Please note that even if students are released from their housing contract, they do not receive a refund of their $75 housing deposit.

UW-Green Bay $225 deposit Refund and forfeiture policy link, https://www.uwgb.edu/housing/on-campus/terms/contract.asp#rlhcContractChanges.
UW-La Crosse $75 deposit There is a $25.00 charge for cancelling your on-campus housing application AFTER May 1. If you cancel after June 1, you will lose the $75.00 housing fee discussed in this step.
UW-Madison $50 deposit Housing contract terms and conditions for cancellation fees and refunds, https://www.housing.wisc.edu/residencehalls-assignments-contract.htm
UW-Milwaukee

$100 deposit for dorms

$300 deposit for apartments
Residence hall contract guide book for contract cancellation deposit forfeiture, http://uwm.edu/housing/
UW-Oshkosh $150 deposit Refund and forfeiture policies housing contract link, https://housing.uwosh.edu/students/my-housing/housing-contract-room-rates
UW-Parkside $50 application fee Contract information link, https://www.uwp.edu/live/offices/residencelife/contract.cfm
UW-Platteville $150 deposit Residence hall handbook of policies for contractual considerations for refund and forfeiture http://www.uwplatt.edu/files/residence-life/reslife-docs/room-signup/contract_terms.pdf
UW-River Falls

$35 processing fee

$100 deposit
Processing fee is non-refundable; contract cancellation link https://www.uwrf.edu/ResidenceLife/ContractRates/HousingContractCancellation.cfm.
UW-Stevens Point $125 deposit A portion of it is refundable if you cancel your housing contract on or before July 1 prior to the fall you will be joining us (December 15 for those applying for the spring semester).
UW-Stout $125 deposit Housing contract stipulations, http://www.uwstout.edu/housing/Policies/Forms.cfm.
UW-Superior None

Cancellations after July 1 will be charged $150.

Cancellations after August 15th will be charged $500.

Cancellations after possession of the room/start of the academic year will be a $500 charge plus the prorated weekly rate.

UW-Whitewater $125 deposit Housing contract deposit refund and forfeiture, https://www.uww.edu/housing/assignments/housingcontracts.

* Requests for a refund of the housing deposit must be made in writing by you, the student. Deposits may be completely or partially refunded, depending on campus policy.

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