Housing Application

Contract and Application

To live in University Housing, all students must sign a contract by completing our online housing application.

New applicants (students who have not completed a housing contract previously) will be asked to pay a non-refundable $35.00 fee. This fee covers the cost of a background check for each applicant. This is a one-time fee, so returning students who have previously lived with us do not have to pay this fee again.

All students must make a $250 prepayment. Failure to make the prepayment by the deadline below may result in loss of room and/or contract.  Prepayments will be released to the student’s bill as a credit at the end of summer/beginning of fall term.

Communication from our office is primarily sent to YSU email.  Please be sure to have your YSU email account set up and check it frequently.
 

NEW CONTRACTS/APPLICANTS

If you are a new applicant, you will need your YSU email and password to login to the application/contract portal. Please be sure to have this on-hand before you are ready to start the application. If you need assistance with your YSU email/password please reach out to ITS at 330.941.1595.
 
You will have the opportunity to complete a roommate profile as part of your application. Roommate profiles will be visible to other new applicants, and you can utilize the portal to communicate with one another to find a roommate match. Once you’ve found a potential roommate, the group leader will then be able to select the room for the group. The tutorial linked in the red box on this page will walk you through the roommate selection and room selection portions of the housing application.

Applicants must have a roommate group to fill a room.  If you do not have a roommate, you will be assigned a room and roommate over the summer.  Any partially filled rooms, may be assigned a roommate OR moved to a room where there is another vacancy.  You must pay the $250 prepayment by May 14th or your chosen room/roommate will be cancelled and a new room/roommate will be assigned when the prepayment is made.

If you apply after May 14th, you will be assigned a room/roommate based on the information you provided in your application.  No room or roommate will be assigned until you make the $250 prepayment.

Below is a timeline for the housing application process for new applicants.

Process

Date

Housing application opens for 2021-2022

February 1, 2021

Priority application deadline for new applicants

March 22, 2021

Priority room selection for new applicants

March 29-April 1, 2021

General room selection opens for new applicants

April 12, 2021

Deadline to self-select a room and make pre-payment*

May 14, 2021

First payment due

In August, determined by Bursar's Office

*Please note: The prepayment does not guarantee a specific room/roommate.  As decisions are made over the summer (by both students and the institution) it may be necessary to move students into new room and/or with new roommates.  All communication about needed changes will occur to students via YSU email.

RETURNING RESIDENTS

If you are a returning resident who has lived with us previously, you will have the opportunity to select your room and set up roommate groups. Applicants must have a roommate group to fill a room.  If you do not have a roommate, you will be assigned a room and roommate over the summer.  Any partially filled rooms, may be assigned a roommate OR moved to a room where there is another vacancy.

Below is a timeline for the housing application process for returning residents.

Process

Date

Housing application opens for 2021-2022

February 1, 2021

Priority application deadline for returning residents

February 26, 2021

Priority room selection for returning residents

March 8-11, 2021

Room selection opens for other returning residents

March 15, 2021

Deadline to self-select room and make the $250 prepayment*

April 30, 2021

Deadline to apply and make $250 prepayment

April 30, 2021

First payment due

TBD; typically first week of August

*Please note: The prepayment does not guarantee a specific room/roommate.  As decisions are made over the summer (by both students and the institution) it may be necessary to move students into new room and/or with new roommates.  All communication will occur to students via YSU email.

Cancellation Fees

  • Students who cancel their fall housing application before April 1 OR who cancel their spring-only housing application before December 15 | Cancellation Fee Amount: $0.00
  • Students who cancel their fall housing application after April 1 and before June 15 | Cancellation Fee Amount: $250.00
  • Students who cancel their fall housing application after June 15 and before August 1 OR who cancel their spring-only housing application after December 15 and before January move-in day | Cancellation Fee Amount: $300.00
  • Students who cancel their fall housing application after August 1 and before August move-in date | Cancellation Fee Amount: $350.00

Students who cancel their application after the halls have opened/their contracts have begun (see above dates) must complete the Request to Terminate Contract Form and will be subject to fees as described on that request form.


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