3. Housing Reservation Deposits

New Incoming Residents’ Deposits

  • 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).