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
Application fee is non-refundable. Security deposit is refundable upon contract cancellation through July 15.
UW-Barron County $350 deposit (unfurnished)
$400 deposit (furnished)
May not be refundable, depending on demand.
UW- Fox Valley Security deposit equal to one month’s rent Refundable after end of lease
UW-Marathon Co. $150 deposit Partial refund upon contract cancellation by July 1
UW-Marinette $200 deposit $175 refunded upon contract cancellation by July 1
UW-Marshfield/Wood County $35 application fee
$250 security deposit
Application fee is non-refundable. Security deposit refundable after full lease is completed.
UW-Richland $200 application fee Security deposit equal to one month’s rent Application fee is refundable. Security deposit is non-refundable.
Four-Year Campuses
Campus Deposit/prepayment required with contract Deadline for refund of deposit/prepayment*
UW-Eau Claire $75 deposit Refundable upon contract cancellation through May 1
UW-Green Bay $200 deposit + $25 processing fee Deposit is refundable upon contract cancellation through May 1 for freshmen only.
Processing fee is non-refundable.
UW-La Crosse $75 deposit Refundable upon contract cancellation through May 1 ($50 partial refund upon contract cancellation through June 1)
UW-Madison $50 deposit See the See the Division of University Housing Contracts
UW-Milwaukee $100 prepayment
Kenilworth Square Apartments: $300 deposit
$50 partial refund upon contract cancellation through June 1.
Kenilworth Square Apartments:
Fall semester $250 refunded upon contract cancellation through before June 1. June 1-July 31 $150 refund upon contract cancellation. August 1 onwards, $50 refunded upon contract cancellation.
Spring semester $150 refunded upon contract cancellation before December 1. December 1 onwards, $50 refunded upon contract cancellation.
UW-Oshkosh $150 prepayment June 15 $125 partial refund
UW-Parkside $50 deposit Non-refundable
UW-Platteville $150 prepayment $100 partial refund upon contract cancellation through May 1
UW-River Falls $100 deposit + $35 processing fee Deposit refundable upon contract cancellation through May 1. Processing fee is non-refundable.
UW-Stevens Point $125 prepayment $100 partial refund upon contract cancellation through July 1
UW-Stout $125 prepayment Partial refund upon contract cancellation through May 1
UW-Superior No deposit or prepayment current No deposit or prepayment current
UW-Whitewater $125 deposit Full refund upon contract cancellation through 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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