All Housing applicants must have paid their enrollment deposits and 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. Deposits paid after deadline dates are not refundable.
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.
Once the Contract Year begins Incoming Residents will be considered to be Continuing Residents.
Continuing Residents’ Deposits
Continuing Residents must have a $250 Housing Deposit balance. This deposit will be considered refundable if residents fulfill the Housing Contract for the full duration of the Contract Year.
Housing reservation deposits will continue to be held until a resident moves out of University Housing.
Residents who fulfill the Housing Contract for the full Contract Year and who do not contract for the upcoming year will have the Housing Deposit refunded.
Residents who do not fulfill the Housing Contract for the entire Contract year will NOT receive a refund of the Housing Deposit. (See the Cancellation section to determine which circumstances constitute fulfillment of the Housing Contract.)
When Housing deposits are refunded the funds will be credited to the student's account within three (3) months of the fulfillment of the Housing Contract..
Students with signed Housing & Food Service Contracts who do not claim their Housing Assignment by the Housing Claim Deadline will forfeit their Housing Deposit (see Check-In Procedures).