The cost for housing varies based on the type of room in which a student lives and whether or not he or she is required to have a meal plan.
There are three principle expenses associated with campus housing:
- Housing Deposit: $500
When a student applies for housing an initial deposit of $500 is due with the application. This $500 acts as a security deposit and carries over all the semesters the student remains in campus housing.
Deductions will be taken from the deposit every semester a student lives in housing. Per the Housing License Agreement, $75 is taken out of every student's housing deposit every semester a student lives in housing for general building maintenance.
Additional cleaning or charges for damages are also deducted from the Housing Deposit. Students do not need to pay a new deposit as long as they continue living in campus housing, they just need to replenish their deposit balance.
Continuing residents from the Fall semester must replenish their deposit balance to a minimum of $250 before moving in for the Spring, and all students' deposit balances must be at $500 before moving in for the Summer or Fall academic term. The $500 Housing Deposit cannot be applied to a students' rent.
- Rent: Approximately $3.600-$7,090 per semester for Fall or Spring, Approximately $1,850-$3,600 per semester for the Summer.
Rent is based on the type of room a student assigns himself or herself to. The rent prices are based on the number of roommates a student has in their room.
If a student is paying for housing out of pocket, rent is due in full for the semester before a student may move into campus housing.
If a student plans to pay for housing with financial aid he or she must work with directly with the Financial Aid Department to have the cost covered and Financial Aid must verify the student's coverage with the Housing Department before the student may move into campus housing.
The price breakdown is as follows:
Residents Under 21 Years of Age: Residence Halls
||Fall or Spring
||Dorm Private Full Bath
||Dorm Private Half Bath
||Dorm Private No Bath
||Dorm Double Full Bath
||Dorm Double Half Bath
||Dorm Double No Bath
||Dorm Shared Full Bath
||Dorm Shared Half Bath
||Dorm Shared No Bath
Residents Over 21 Years of Age: Apartments
||Fall or Spring
||Private Studio with Kitchen
||Private Studio NO Kitchen
||Private Room w/in Unit
||Double Studio with Kitchen
||Double Room Within a Unit
||Double Converted Living Room
||Shared Studio (3 People)
||Shared Studio (4 People)
- Meal Plan (If Applicable): $1,950 per semester for Fall or Spring, $900 per semester for the Summer.
Freshman first-year students are required to have a meal plan for the first year they live in campus housing. Meal plans are also required for all residents living in The Commodore, International House, Howard Brodie, Auguste Rodin, and Clara Gil Stephens.
Fall and Spring Semester Meal Plans
For the Fall and Spring semesters all meal plans cost $1,950 per semester and only vary in the number of meals per week a resident has in the cafeteria and the amount of Knight Kash a resident has for the semester. Meals in the café and Knight Kash are both loaded to the student's ID card. Knight Kash is money that a student can spend at restaurants that accept Knight Kash located around Academy of Art University academic and housing facilities.
The three meal plans for the Fall and Spring semesters are:
|Meal Plan Name
||Number of Meals Per Week in the Cafeteria
||Amount of Knight Kash for the Semester
Summer Semester Meal Plan
For the Summer semester the meal plan costs $900. There is only one meal plan offered during the Summer semester. The summer meal plan offers a student 19 meals per week in the cafeteria and no Knight Kash.