Housing & Meal Plan Rates 2013-2014
Double room: $1900/semester
Single room: $2300/semester
*The Room cost includes the $75 ResNet fee
*Fees have not been approved by the Board of Regents and are subject to change.
Residence Hall Information Technology/Internet Fee is assessed to all students living on campus.
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).
All students living on campus are required to
purchase a meal plan each semester. Students can select from one of the four meal plan choices listed at right. The dining dollars can be used for coffee and other grab and go items. 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.
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 first week and a half of the semester. Meal plans can only be changed once per semester.
$1,440 – 19 meals/wk with $50 dining dollars
$1,370 – 14 meals/wk with $75 dining dollars
$1,350 – 11 meals/wk with $125 dining dollars
$1,270 – 9 meals/wk with $150 dining dollars
*Fees have not been approved by the Board of
Regents and are subject to change.
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||$1,825/semester (4 months)|
The room rates include free laundry, free cable TV, 24-hour computer room access (as long as the front desk is open), wireless internet access in each room, 24-hour security camera with security on call plus access to the fitness room located in Petro Hall.
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|
|Utilities||$75 - $150/mo|
|Travel to Campus||$50/mo|
|High Speed Internet||$60/mo|
|TOTAL||$690 - $1,140/mo|