Paying for Housing


In order to receive a priority number and a place on campus, a $150 refundable security deposit and a $100 non-refundable application fee needs to be paid via credit card (MasterCard, American Express, Discover Card) online after the application. Otherwise, cash, check, or money order can be given directly to the Office of Housing and Residence Life. Checks and money orders must be payable to Valdosta State University and cannot be a starter check.

Housing Cost

To pay the actual cost of living on campus, residents must pay through the Bursary Office. Two separate payments are needed from residents in nine month contracts at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters. For residents in Centennial (12 month contracts) pay three separate payments at the beginning of fall, spring, and summer. The Financial Aid office does not automatically allocate funds for the summer semester. In order to allocate funds for the summer, residents will need to contact Financial Aid. View the Rates and Features Chart for the costs of living on campus.

If you receive financial aid and you will not be taking summer classes, then you will need to plan to put aside any excess funds from Fall and Spring to pay for your summer housing.

If you receive certain loans, i.e., Stafford or Parent Plus, regardless of whether you are taking summer classes, you may request that these loans be divided up for the entire academic year. You will need to submit that request in writing to the Office of Financial Aid.

Holds and Fees Holds may be placed on resident's accounts for various reasons such as failure to pay housing costs, room damage fee, community damage fee, lost or stolen key fee, etc. For lost or stolen keys, residents can only pay at the Bursary Office. For damages, cash, check, or money orders are accepted by the Office of Housing and Residence Life.