Graduate, Law, and Non-Traditional Student Housing
Frequently Asked Questions
On-Campus Housing for Graduate/Law and Non-Traditional Students
Per the University Student Housing Policy: On-campus housing generally is not available for graduate, law, or non-traditional students, but may be provided on a case-by-case basis upon subject to the availability of suitable housing as determined by the University. Non-traditional student status is defined in the University's Student Housing Policy. The Office of Housing Services also offers guidance and support to graduate, law, and non-traditional students seeking off-campus residence. For more information please visit the Student Housing Policy on the University Policy webpage.
On-Campus Housing Availability - Academic Year 2016-17
For Academic Year 2016-17 there is limited space availability in campus housing for graduate, law, and non-traditional students. Interested students may apply beginning March 14, 2016, 12 p.m. EST. Assignments will be made in the order that applications are received based on space availibility.
The $500 Housing Deposit must be submitted in order for the housing application to become available in MyHousing. The Housing Deposit will be applied towards a student's first semester housing charges.
|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.|
Refunds: The Housing Deposit is generally non-refundable unless the student is not required to live in campus housing and does not select a space in the lottery or accept an assignment offer. If a student that is not required to live on campus requests to withdraw his/her application prior to selecting 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 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 houisng asisgnment is not an accepted reason for cancellation of the Agreement. Students should review off-campus housing options before selecting a campus housing assignment.
Application Processes 2016-17
Academic Year Housing
Continuing Students should submit the $500 housing deposit and a Grad/Law/Non-Traditional Student Waitlist Application by logging in to Cardinal Students using their Username and Password and navigating to student self-service>MyHousing.
New Students should submit the $500 housing deposit and a Grad/Law/Non-Traditional Student Waitlist Application by logging in to Cardinal Students using their Username and Password and navigating to Student Self-Service>MyHousing A Guide to Applying Online can assist you with this process. New students should have received their Cardinal Station login information in the mail. If you have misplaced your Username and Password, please call the CUA Computer Help Desk at (202) 319-4357 for assistance. Housing Services will offer assignments on a rolling basis.
Spring Only Housing (Appication Available in October)
After submitting the Spring 2017 housing deposit, interested students can submit a Grad/Law/Non-Traditional Student Wailtist Application by logging in to Cardinal Students using their Username and Password and navigating to Student Self-Service>MyHousing A Guide to Applying Online can assist you with this process. New students should have received their Cardinal Station login information in the mail. If you have misplaced your Username and Password, please call the CUA Computer Help Desk at (202) 319-4357 for assistance. Housing Services will offer assignments on a rolling basis.
Off-campus Resources Specifically for Graduate/Law/Non-Traditional Students
- Religiously Affiliated Housing Options (for both clergy/religious and lay students)
- CUA Law School Housing Resources
- International Student House
- John Paul II Institute Housing Resources
Housing Services maintains the following services to assist you in navigating the off-campus housing market:
The Off-Campus Housing Resources website allows registered users to search for rental or for sale properties, find furniture, and participate in message boards. CUA students can also search for roommates on this site.
The Off-Campus Housing Resource Center located in Housing Services offers pamphlets and brochures on local apartment complexes, apartment guides, housing resources, and more. A computer station is also made available for students to search online listings.
The Off-Campus Housing Coordinator is available to meet with individuals or small groups to provide consultation to learn more about navigating the off-campus housing market. Contact Housing Services to make an appointment.
The annual Off-Campus Housing Fair will be held in the Pryzbyla Center Great Room on Wednesday, April 6, 2016. This fair brings apartment complex managers to campus, along with vendors who offer services for apartment living.