Application Process



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How do I apply for Housing?

To apply complete a housing application and submit it with the required deposit to the FIU Housing Office. The $150.00 deposit and processing fee must be submitted to the Housing Office with the application. The $100.00 serves as a security deposit refundable in full, less any damage charges, at the end of the Housing Agreement period. The $50.00 is a processing fee. This is a one time fee assessed with initial application, or reapplication where a break in on-campus residency has occurred.

PLEASE NOTE: No cash or credit cards accepted. Payments must be made in United States funds by check, money order, or traveler's checks.

While applicants may request certain types of units or special programs, all assignments are based on available space. As single rooms are rarely available for new students, most residents have one or more roommates. The most typical unit is a two bedroom apartment with four students sharing a common living/dining area, small kitchen, and bath. All assignments are made on a first come first serve basis. Early application is encouraged as space is limited.

What happens after I apply?

Applicants are issued a Housing Agreement for a type of unit at the current approved rate. Once the student signs and returns the Agreement, it is binding for the FALL and SPRING semesters. Students entering for the Spring or Summer semesters sign a one semester Agreement only.

In order to initiate a cancellation of the Housing Agreement, the student must complete a cancellation form. The Housing Agreement may be canceled if one of the following conditions are met:

  • the student withdraws from
  • the University the student participates in an academic program which requires residence outside the Dade/Broward area
  • the student is dismissed or suspended for academic reasons
  • the student graduates and does not continue as an enrolled student in another program
The University will assess a $100.00 cancellation fee for the cancellation of the Agreement upon approval. For further information about cancellation procedures refer to the Housing Agreement.