Deposit/Contract Fee

Aerial photo of Dejope Hall and Lake Mendota

Deposits/contract fees are a required part of the legal transaction for a University Residence Halls contract. The deposit/contract fee along with a signed contract means that you have entered into a legally binding agreement with the Division of University Housing.

University Residence Halls contract deposits/fees are a separate and different payment than the Admissions enrollment deposit.

Academic Year 2017-18

Contracts for Academic year 2017-18 will require a $300 deposit. Review the cancellation policy in the 2017-18 contract that specifies what must be met to qualify for a cancellation and details of the forfeiture schedule, if applicable. Your fourth quarter bill will be reduced by the deposit you have made.

Academic Year 2018-19

Freshmen & Transfers

Contracts for Academic Year 2018-19 will require a $50 non-refundable contract fee in addition to a $250 deposit that is paid when the contract is signed. Review the cancellation policy in our 2018-19 contract that specifies what must be met to qualify for a cancellation and details of the forfeiture schedule, if applicable. Your fourth quarter bill will be reduced by the deposit you have made.

Returning Residents & Current UW-Madison Students

Contracts for Academic year 2018-19 will require a $300 deposit. Current UW-Madison students who have previously lived with University Housing are not subject to the $50 non-refundable contract fee. Review the cancellation policy in our 2018-19 contract that specifies what must be met to qualify for a cancellation and details of the forfeiture schedule, if applicable. Your fourth quarter bill will be reduced by the deposit you have made.