The Catholic University of America

Spring Only

Housing Application

 

The Spring Only housing application is available for undergraduate students who did not live on campus the previous fall semester.

Please keep in mind the University requires all freshman and sophomore students to live in campus housing. More information is available in the Student Housing Policy on the University Policy page.

Information on available housing options for graduate, law, and non-traditional students is available here.

 

Housing Deposit

The $500 Housing Deposit must be submitted in order for the Spring Only Application to become available in Cardinal Students. The Housing Deposit will be applied towards a student's Spring semester housing charges.

There are three options for payment of the Housing Deposit. 
 
Payment Location Payment Method Time to Post to Student Account^ Availability
Online (CardinalPAY)* E-check** or Credit Card♦ Immediately Anytime
Cashier's Office (Leahy Hall) Cash

1-2 Business Days

Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Enrollment Services (Father O'Connell Hall W200) Paper Check~ 1-2 Business Days Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
^Access to the Spring Only Application is granted once payment is posted to a student's account
*Select Housing Deposit payment (ignore "unavailable"), not tuition and fees
**Preferred method of payment; select Spring 2017 term for payment
♦Credit card payment carries a 2.75% convenience charge; select Spring 2017 term for payment
~Checks should be made payable to The Catholic University of America. Include the student's full-name and CUA ID number on the memo line of the checkThe University does not accept postdated checks or starter checks.
 
CardinalPAY: Students can access CardinalPAY under the "Finances" section of their Student Center screen in Cardinal Students. A parent, guardian or other authorized payer can also submit payment on the student’s behalf via CardinalPAY. Payment via CardinalPay grants immediate access to the Spring Only Application in MyHousing. Cash or check payments may take 1-2 business days to post to a student’s account.
 

Refunds: The $500 Housing Deposit is generally non-refundable unless the student is not required to live in campus housing and does not accept an offered space. If a student that is not required to live on campus requests to withdraw their housing application prior to accepting a space, the request will be approved and the deposit refunded or reallocated to the student's account.

Cancellations: Requests to cancel housing will be reviewed according to the terms of the Residence Hall and Dining Services Agreement. Approved Housing Cancellation Requests may incur a Housing Cancellation Fee per Section H of the Agreement. For cancellations made before Spring room charges are accrued, the Housing Deposit will be applied to the Housing Cancellation Fee. Entering an off-campus lease after requesting and receiving a campus housing assignment is not an accepted reason for cancellation of the Agreement. Students should review off-campus housing options before accepting a campus housing assignment.

The Priority Application Date for all spring housing applications is November 15th.

 

Assignments for Juniors/Seniors

Beginning in early December assignments will be made on a space available basis. An assignment will be made using the preferences listed on the Spring Only Application. However, it is possible an assignment may not be available within those preferences. Since Juniors and Seniors are not required to live on campus they will receive 2-3 business days in which to accept the offered space. Once assignments are confirmed they will be available in Cardinal Students>Student Self-Serivce>MyHousingIf the space offered is not accepted, they will have the opportunity to receive a second offer when another space becomes available. If they decline or do not respond to the second offer, they will be removed from the Waitlist. 

 

Assignments for Freshmen/Sophomores

Beginning in early December assignments will be made on a space available basis. Since Freshmen and Sophomores are required to live on campus an assignment will be made using the preferences listed on the Spring Only Application. However, it is possible an assignment may not be available within those preferences. Once assignments are made they will be communicated via email and available at myhousing.cua.edu.

 

Graduate/Law/Non-Traditional Student Housing

For Spring 2017, information for graduate, law, and non-traditional students and how to apply is available here.