Student Housing Frequently Asked Questions

I am interested in student housing,  when can I apply?
You can apply now! You must be planning to attend full-time and be accepted into a degree program (matriculated). If you are a new student, you must apply for Admission first and then complete the housing application. Currently enrolled students need only to complete the housing application.

What is the cost for student housing?
The cost of housing for the 2014-2015 academic year is $3250 per semester for a double. Singles are $3800 per semester. Students living in East Hall must also purchase a meal plan.

What is the meal plan cost and options?
All students living in East Hall will be required to purchase a minimum meal plan at a cost of $1550 per semester which includes unlimited, all-you-care-to-eat access to The Courtyard. This is the on-campus dining facility located in the McVean Student Center. Additional meal plan options are available for residence students.

Is a deposit required?
Yes!  An annual $250 deposit is required to reserve your space in the residence hall. It is important to reserve you space as availability is limited!  The deposit is refundable only if housing is not offered.

Can financial aid be used to cover the cost of student housing?
Absolutely!  In addition to tuition and fees, most types of Financial Aid can be used to cover living expenses including campus housing and meal plans. Jefferson’s Financial Services office will notify you of your eligibility for aid after review of your application. It is important to have your payment plan in order prior to moving in, contact Financial Services directly if you have questions!

Are cable TV and Internet included in the total cost?
Yes!  Wireless high-speed Internet and cable television connections are included in the room cost. There is also a wireless printer and computer nook for resident student access.

Can I bring my car?
Yes, you may bring your vehicle, parking is right next to East Hall, a very short walk!  Students must register their vehicles with Campus Safety & Security.

Can I request a roommate?
Yes you may!  When you complete the Student Housing Application, there is an option to request a roommate.  Although there are no guarantees, we will honor as many requests as we can based on review of current applications, criteria and space.  Please note – in order to be assigned a roommate, both parties, at a minimum, must have a completed application, request each other on the application and deposit on file.

How will housing accommodations be determined?
Housing will be available on a first-come basis. A deposit is required in order to reserve a room!   A waiting list will be developed for students who sign up after East Hall reaches capacity.

How big is the student housing building?
East Hall will accommodate 294 students, eight of whom will be resident assistants located on each floor.

How many people are in each room, and are the rooms furnished?
Jefferson’s modern suite-style residence hall format accommodates 4-6 students per unit, with students living in single or shared bedrooms. Each unit is fully furnished.

What type of bed sheets will I need for East Hall?
East Hall bed mattresses are designed for Twin Extra Long Mattress bedding sheets. They are commonly referred to as twin XL, TXL, extended twin or extra long twin sheets.  Please review our checklist of recommended items to bring (and not to bring)!

What other facilities are located in the student housing complex?
In addition to suites, East Hall will include classrooms, as well as laundry rooms, student lounges and study rooms on each floor.  The charge to use washers/dryers is included in the room cost.  With a short walk across the street, students can access the gym facility. 

Who will staff the building?
The residence hall will have 2 live in residence life directors and 8 student resident assistants. The Dean of Students even has an office located in East Hall. From 8am to 5pm the front desk is manned by Res Life Student workers. Security then takes over from 5pm to 8am.

Are pets allowed?
There are no pets of any kind allowed in the residence hall with the exception of service animals.

Is my spouse or child able to live with me?
East Hall accommodates full time, matriculated Jefferson students; no families or children.