The cost for housing varies based on the type of room in which a student lives and whether or not he or she is required to have a meal plan.
There are three principle expenses associated with campus housing:
Housing Deposit: $500
When a student applies for housing, an initial deposit of $500 is due with the application. This $500 acts as a deposit and carries over all semesters the student remains in campus housing. Per the Housing License Agreement, $75 is taken out of every student's housing deposit each semester a student lives in housing for general building maintenance. Students are responsible for replenishing their housing deposit each semester so that the balance is always $500.
Additional cleaning, damages, conduct-related fines are also deducted from the Housing Deposit. Students do not need to pay a new deposit as long as they continue living in Campus Housing; they just need to replenish their deposit balance. For more information on Housing deductions and charges, please review the Housing License Agreement.
Meal Plan (If Applicable)
Meal plans cost $2671 per semester for Fall and/or Spring and $1,399 for the Summer semester. Meal plans are also required for all residents living in The Commodore (825 Sutter St.), Howard Brodie (655 Sutter St.), Auguste Rodin (1055 Pine St.), International House (860 Sutter St), and Clara Gil Stephens (620 Sutter St.).
Dining services at Academy of Art University are provided by Sodexo. The Sutter Street Café provides restaurant style accommodations for students. All meals are made to order and are placed via a touch screen menu. The I-House Café and the Rodin Café are the other two options that provide a more traditional atmosphere to residence hall dining, including daily specials and grill menus. For more specific information on meal plan options and cost, please visit our Dining Services homepage.