fees and breakdown

Fees & Breakdown

2022/2023 Academic Year Dates

September 4, 2022 to April 27, 2023

* costs last updated during April 29, 2022.

All Payments for Residence are Made through your Student Residence Portal or In Person.

Visit your Residence Portal and click the My Fees tab to view and pay for all of your fees for Student Residences.  We currently take Visa, Visa Debit, Mastercard, and Mastercard Debit, both in person and on the Portal.

We are not currently able to take cash, wire transfers, e-transfers, or internet banking bill payments as payments for your Residence Fees.

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Modern Single Room

option #1

$500 - First Payment to Reserve Room

$7,600 - Remainder of Rent Payment (on August 1, 2022) 

= $8,100 In Total (You save $200)

option 2

 

$500 - First Payment to Reserve Room

$3,650 - Second Rent Payment (due September 26, 2022)

$4,150 - Third Rent Payment (due January 23, 2023)

= $8,300 Total 

for fall or spring semester option

 

$500 - First Payment to Reserve Room

$3,550 - Remainder of Rent Payment
(due on August 1 or December 1)

= $4,050 in Total 

 

      

Modern Double Room (Apartments and Townhouse)


option #1

$500 - First Payment to Reserve Room

$4,300 - Remainder of Rent Payment (on August 1, 2022) 

= $4,800 In Total (You save $200)

option 2

$500 - First Payment to Reserve Room

$2,000 - Second Rent Payment (due September 26, 2022)

$2,500 - Third Rent Payment (due January 23, 2023)

= $5,000 Total

for fall or spring semester option

$500 - First Payment to Reserve Room

$1,900 - Remainder of Rent Payment
(due on August 1 or December 1)

= $2,400 Total 

 

     

Traditional / Dorm - Single Room

option #1

 

$500 - First Payment to Reserve Room

$7,300 - Remainder of Rent Payment (due August 1, 2022)        

= $7,800 in Total (You save $200)

option 2

 

$500 - First Payment to Reserve Room

$3,500 - Second Rent Payment (due September 26, 2022) 

$4,000 - Third Rent Payment (due January 23, 2023)

= $8,000 Total

for fall or spring semester option

 

$500 - First Payment to Reserve Room

$3,400 - Remainder of Rent Payment  (due on August 1 or December 1)

= $3,900 Total


All Room Styles - Deposits, Fees & Payment Dates

$50 Residence Application Fee (Non-Refundable)

$500 Room Confirmation Fee (Goes Towards Rent - Non-Refundable)

  • Resident must pay the following room confirmation fee and fees to VIU, in addition to non-refundable application fees: Residence room confirmation fee of $500 due on the deadline specified by VIU. 

Residence fees are payable in accordance with the options below. Instalment payment options are provided for Academic Year residence fees and include a $200+tax administration fee for Option 2. 

All payments are due by 12am on the specified payment date or a $50+tax late payment fee will be applied.


Meal Plan (Currently in Redevelopment)

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

To purchase, see VIU Card

Additional Services to Consider!

Linen Package - $280 plus taxes

If you don’t feel like packing up all your gear, we can make sure it is already here for you! Our new Linen packages have everything you need to get started settling into residence life.

  • 1 Foam Pillow
  • 2 Pillow Slips
  • 2 Flat Sheets
  • 2 Fitted Sheets
  • 1 Fleece Blanket
  • 1 Bath Mat
  • 2 Bath Towels
  • 2 Hand Towels
  • 2 Face Clothes
  • 1 Fiber Fill Comforter

2022/2023 Academic Year Dates

September 4, 2022 to April 27, 2023

*Does not include Orientation (prior to commencement of Fall Semester)*

Semesters & Terms

Semester Move-In Day (9 am) Move-Out Day (11 am) Total Days in Term
Academic Year (Fall and Spring) September 4, 2022 April 27, 2023 235
Fall Semester September 4, 2022 December 22, 2022 109
Spring Semester January 4, 2023 April 27, 2023 113
Summer Semester May 1 August 18 97

Term & Break Extensions

Term & Break Extension Start End Fees Days in Term
Residence Orientation Program  TBA TBA $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 $850

Important Notes

  • There is a $50 non-refundable application fee per application 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 fees by any posted or emailed deadline will result in the forfeiture of your room assignment.
  • All residence fees do not include early move-in, early move out, or Orientation programs.
  • Charges will continue until all assigned keys are returned to the Front Desk. All cancellations or early-move outs 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.