Housing & Meal Plan Rates 2015-2016

Housing Rates

Double room: $2035/semester
Single room: $2485/semester

* The room rate listed above does NOT include two required fees for on-campus living:

  • $75 per semester: Internet Use Fee
  • $15 per semester: Social Programming Fee

*Fees are subject to change by the Board of Regents.

Residents who live in the halls for at least one semester, are enrolled in 12 credits or more, and maintain a 3.75 cumulative grade point average are eligible to receive a single room for the price of a double as an incentive for academic achievement or $150 on their general u-card if they are in a double room (See High GPA).

Meal Plans

All students living on campus are required to purchase a meal plan each semester. Students can select from one of the meal plan choices listed below. The dining dollars can be used for coffee and other grab and go items at any Sodexo retail location (University & City College campuses). All meals in Rimrock Café are set up as all-you-care-to-eat and allow students to select from a variety of food options. Please note that meals must be used within each week. Dining dollars will carry from Fall semester to Spring, but will need to be used by the end of the Spring semester.  City College students that live in the residence halls can  utilize their board meals for lunch at City College.

Block meal plans listed below allow a student the freedom of having a certain number of meal to use throughout the semester. Block meals do not need to be used in a week long period, rather they are designed to allow the student to use them at their leisure. The dining dollars associated with block meal plans is the same as others, transferring from Fall to Spring, but not into the next year. Block meals can be used by guests of the student who wish to eat in the all-you-care-to-eat dining facility as well.

Although it is not an all-you-care-to-eat option, students can select from a variety of meal options during the lunch hour and utilize their meal plan rather than paying cash or using dining dollars. Please note that meals must be used within each week. Dining dollars will carry from Fall semester to Spring, but will need to be used by the end of the Spring semester.

Meal plans can be changed for the semester only through the second Friday of the semester. Meal plans can only be changed once per semester.

Platinum Block Meal Plan
$1,599 per semester – 140 meals per semester with $175 dining dollars

Gold Plan
$1,599 per semester – 19 meals/wk with $50 dining dollars

Silver Plan
$1,521 per semester – 14 meals/wk with $75 dining dollars

Nickel Block Meal Plan (Sophomore and Above Students Only)

$1,499 per semester – 95 meals per semester with $275 dining dollars

Bronze Plan
$1,499 per semester – 11 meals/wk with $125 dining dollars

Copper Plan
$1,410 per semester – 9 meals/wk with $150 dining dollars

Comparisons to Off Campus
Housing in Billings

As students consider on campus living, we encourage them to look closely at what their costs might be to live off campus. A brief overview of these cost comparisons includes:

Cost for On Campus Living

Double Room $2,050/semester (4 months)
Resnet $75
TOTAL $531.25/month

The room rates include free laundry access, free cable TV with over 70 channels, 24-hour computer room access (as long as the front desk is open), wireless internet access in each room, 24-hour security camera, plus access to the fitness room located in Petro Hall, engaging community relationships, intentional programming by the hall staff, free membership in the Residence Hall Association.

Cost Estimates for Off Campus Living

(1 and 2 bedroom apartments and houses):

Rent $375 - 750/mo
Security Deposit $150 - $350
Phone Hook-up $25 - $65
Utility Deposit $150 plus
Phone Bill $40/mo
Utilities $75 - $150/mo
Laundry $30/mo
Travel to Campus $60/mo
Cable TV $60/mo
High Speed Internet $60/mo
TOTAL $720 - $1,170/mo

students choosing their lunches in the dining hall

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