fees and breakdown

Fees & Breakdown

2020/2021 Academic Year Dates

September 8, 2020 to April 28, 2021

*Does not include winter closure in December (between Fall and Spring Semester) or Orientation (prior to commencement of Fall Semester)* See below for a cost breakdown

* costs last updated during April 2020

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Due to COVID safety guidelines we are only offering Single Rooms (Modern/Traditional) at this time

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Modern - Single Room 


option #1

 

$500.00 - First Payment to Reserve Room

$7,200.00 - Remainder of Rent Payment (on August 1) 

= $7,700.00 In Total (You save $200.00)

option 2

 

$500.00 - First Payment to Reserve Room

$3,950.00 - Second Rent Payment (on August 1)

$3,350.00 - Third Rent Payment (on November 14)

= $7,800.00 in Total (You save $100.00)

option #3

 

$500.00 - First Payment to Reserve Room

$5,012.50 - Second Rent Payment (on September 26)

$2,387.50 - Third Rent Payment (January 23)     

= $7,900.00 in Total 

for fall or spring semester option

 

$500.00 - First Payment to Reserve Room

$3,350.00 - Remainder of Rent Payment
(due on August 1 or December 15)

= $3,850.00 in Total 

                             

Traditional / Dorm - Single Room


option #1

 

$500.00 - First Payment to Reserve Room

$6,700.00 - Remainder of Rent Payment (on August 1)        

= $7,200.00 in Total (You save $200.00)

option 2

 

$500.00 - First Payment to Reserve Room

$3,700.00 - Second Rent Payment (on August 1) 

$3,100.00 - Third Rent Payment (on November 14)

= $7,300.00 in Total (You save $100.00)

option #3

 

$500.00 - First Payment to Reserve Room

$4,700.00 - Second Rent Payment (on September 26)

$2,200.00 - Third Rent Payment (January 23)     

= $7,400.00 in Total

for fall or spring semester option

 

$500.00 - First Payment to Reserve Room

$3,100.00 - Remainder of Rent Payment  (due on August 1 or December 15)

= $3,600.00 in Total

 

 


All Room Styles

$500 Room Deposit (Non-Refundable)

$100 Residence Application Fee (Non-Refundable)

Due Upon Acceptance


Meal Plan (Currently Not Available Due to COVID)

Students in all room styles have the option of accessing the VIU Food Services Meal Plan.

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2020/2021 Academic Year Dates

September 8, 2020 to April 28, 2021

*Does not include winter closure in December (between Fall and Spring Semester) or Orientation (prior to commencement of Fall Semester)*

Semesters & Terms

Semester Move-In Day (9:00 am) Move-Out Day (11:00 am) Total Days in Term
Academic Year (Fall and Spring) September 6 April 29 237
Fall Semester September 6 December 24 109
Spring Semester January 5 April 29 111
Summer Semester May 1 August 18 97

Term & Break Extensions

Term & Break Extension Start End Fees Days in Term
Academic Year
Winter Break
December 24 January 5 $200 flat fee 17
Residence Orientation Program September 2 September 7 $250 flat fee 5
Before Move-In Day or After Move-Out Day As agreed with VIU As agreed with VIU $30/day or portion As agreed with VIU

Summer Term

Summer fees are paid monthly with the balance due 10 days prior to the start of the next month.

Building Rate Per Month
Traditional Single $695

Important Notes

  • There is a $100 non-refundable application fee to apply for a space on VIU Student Residences
  • Currently residence only offers rooms based on the above dates and term sessions. Partial terms are not available.  Students may apply for the fall term only but preference will be given to students who apply for the full academic year. If you require special accommodation please contact us at residence@viu.ca.
  • Students will be given the opportunity to give room preferences. However, all students will be assigned to a room based on availability. Unfortunately, we will not be able to accommodate everyone's room preferences.
  • Residence fees vary by residence area and room type. All fees are subject to the terms and conditions outlined in the student residence agreement. Rates may be subject to change without notice.
  • Failure to pay any residence fee by any posted or emailed deadline will result in the forfeiture of your room assignment.
  • All Resident fees do not include early move-in, early move out, orientation programs or winter break.
  • Student’s will be allowed to store their belongings in their room over the winter break but will not have occupancy of the room. Student’s wishing to occupy the room must submit the Winter Break Application form and pay a $200 fee.
  • Charges will continue until all assigned keys are returned to the Front Desk. All cancellations or early-move out’s will be subject to the cancellation charges outlined in the Student Residence Agreement.
  • There is a $38 service charge on returned cheques and a $50 late payment fee assessed on all late payments.