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 2014-2015 academic year.

Two-Year Campuses
Campus Deposit/prepayment required with contract Deadline for refund of deposit/prepayment*
UW-Baraboo/Sauk County $35 application fee.
Security deposit is $250.
Application fee is non-refundable. Security deposit is refundable until July 15.
UW-Barron County $350 deposit (unfurnished)
$400 deposit (furnished)
May not be refundable, depending on demand.
UW- Fox Valley $485 security deposit no refund
UW-Marathon Co. $150 deposit July 1 Partial refund
UW-Marinette $200 deposit July 1 $175 partial refund
UW-Marshfield/Wood County $35 application fee.
Security deposit is $250.
Application fee is non-refundable. Security deposit is refundable until July 15.
UW-Richland $200 deposit May not be refundable.
Four-Year Campuses
Campus Deposit/prepayment required with contract Deadline for refund of deposit/prepayment*
UW-Eau Claire $75 deposit May 1
UW-Green Bay $225 deposit May 1 for freshmen only
UW-La Crosse $75 deposit May 1 (June 1 $50 partial refund)
UW-Madison $50 deposit See the Division of University Housing Contracts
UW-Milwaukee $50 deposit  and $100 prepayment
Kenilworth Square Apartments:$300 deposit
Residence Halls: June 1 $50 partial refund
Kenilworth Square Apartments: June 1 $250 partial refund
UW-Oshkosh $150 prepayment June 15 $125 partial refund
UW-Parkside $50 deposit June 1 partial refund
UW-Platteville $150 prepayment May 1 $100 partial refund
UW-River Falls $175 deposit May 1 partial refund $140.00
UW-Stevens Point $125 prepayment July 1 partial refund
UW-Stout $125 prepayment May 1 partial refund
UW-Superior No deposit or prepayment current No deposit or prepayment current
UW-Whitewater $125 deposit May 1

* 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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