All accepted applicants who require housing and have paid their enrollment deposits must also pay a $250 housing reservation deposit at or before the time they complete the online Housing Application.
Applicants to the University who have paid the $250 housing reservation deposit but who decide not to attend Biola, to postpone enrollment, or not to reserve housing should request a refund of the housing reservation deposit in writing to the Housing Office.
Request for a refund must be received by the appropriate deadline:
Fall applicants, on or before July 1
Interterm/Spring applicants, on or before January 15
Request for a refund must be made in writing to the applicant’s Admissions Counselor.
Failure to give written notice of cancellation or postponement by the dates above will result in forfeiture of the housing reservation deposit.
Continuing Residents’ Deposits
Housing reservation deposits will continue to be held until a resident student graduates, withdraws from the University or permanently moves out of University housing.
Residents who withdraw from the University between semesters may request a refund of the housing reservation deposit from the Housing Office. Request for a refund must be received by the appropriate deadline. Failure to give written notice of cancellation by the dates below will result in forfeiture of the housing reservation deposit.
On or before July 15 if withdrawing for Fall semester.
On or before January 15 if withdrawing for Spring semester.
Request for a refund must be made in writing.
E-mail: undergraduate [dot] housing [at] biola [dot] edu use “Housing Cancellation” in the subject line
Housing Manager, Student Services Building
13800 Biola Avenue
La Mirada CA 90639
Residents who withdraw from the University during fall or spring semesters will have their deposits credited to their student account within 60 days of their withdrawal date.
Residents indicate that they will permanently leave housing either by not contracting for the upcoming academic year or by cancelling their current contract according to the stipulations in Contract Cancellation.
Housing reservation deposits will be refunded as a credit to the student’s account.
Students who leave the University temporarily (enroll in an off-campus study program, plan to re-admit) should request a refund of their housing deposit. The deposit will need to be paid again when the student returns to housing.
Students with signed Housing & Food Service Contracts who do not claim their Housing Assignment by the Housing Claim Deadline will forfeit their Housing Deposit unless they are withdrawing (see Check-In Procedures).