Contracts, Fees and Payment
Payments and Fees
A $35 registration fee is due at the time of registration. All other housing fees are transmitted to Student Accounts and are due by the date set by the Bursar's Office. Rent is charged once per semester. Fall rent is typically due in August, and spring rent in December or January. Summer rent is dependant on the specific summer session. Please visit the Bursar's Office for more information.
Residents will be held responsible for any fees incurred and/or services rendered, such as early check in, bike locker rental, property damage, the East Campus Village cleaning service, lock change due to lost key, room condition and improper checkout. All charges will be transmitted directly to the resident's student account and must be paid by the date established by the Bursar's Office.
All transactions will be made through Student Accounts in the UGA Bursar's Office. Credit card payments can be made online. Make checks payable to the University of Georgia. Do not remit any payments to the University Housing Assignments Office. Please visit the Bursar's Office for more information.
The housing contract is a legally binding agreement between the resident and the Board of Regents and the University System of Georgia that secures a living space. In addition to defining the terms and conditions of occupancy, the contract includes more than a dozen other sections pertaining to areas such as Georgia law, the Student Code of Conduct, the student handbook and our residential community guides. In other words, it’s a pretty big deal.
Because we expect each resident to read and review their contract carefully prior to its execution, we provide a period of time during the process that allows students to review their contract. During this period, residents are encouraged to get parents involved in the decision-making process regarding their housing agreement. Students should plan ahead for prices and payment, location and potential changes in living arrangements that may arise over the course of the year.
By executing your contract online, you are agreeing to the terms of the housing contract and making a commitment to live on campus and pay rent for the entire academic year, and in some cases, the summer. Of course, University Housing provides more flexibility in our contract than in a typical off-campus lease. We encourage students who seek out study abroad opportunities or internships that may take them outside of Athens and those provisions are included in the section of your contract detailing proper termination. Failure to properly terminate a housing contract could result in some pretty big consequences, including fees or flags on your student account, which could impact your ability to register for classes or receive a copy of your transcript after graduation.
Proper planning and review of your contract will help ensure that you are comfortable with your living space and understand the terms of occupancy. As always, if you have any questions about the contract, please feel free to contact the Housing Assignments Office by email or telephone at 706-542-1421.