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Housing & Meal Plan Costs


Residence Life Housing Costs
Residence Halls for traditional undergraduates

Term Single Room Double/Quad
Fall $4,222 $2,928
Spring $4,222 $2,928
Total $8,444 $5,856

Notes:  There will be a room charge of $217.00 (multiple occupancy) and $322.00 (single occupancy) per week for January Term for those students who are not in residence for both the Fall Term and Spring Term.

Prospect Apartments/Elm Park Apartments/Campus Houses 
On-campus; available to undergraduate, junior and senior priority

Term Single Room Double Room
Fall $4,983 $3,901
Spring $4,983 $3,901
Total $9,966 $7,802

Undergraduate Apartments and Houses:  Note:  For students not in residence in both Fall and Spring Terms, there will be a January Term room charge of $286 double/$322 single per week for Elm Park & Prospect Apartments and the houses.

Summer Housing is only available for students enrolled in classes or authorized internships.  Please call the Assistant Director of Administration and Assignment for more information.

Term Single Room Double Room Apt/House Single Apt/House Double
Summer Weekly Rate $322 $217 $322 $286


 Meal Plan Costs

Elmhurst offers a variety of great food at reasonable prices for campus residents and non-residents alike. Whether you're at the Frick Center Cafe, the E.C. Grille, or the Coffee Shop, you'll find fresh food prepared daily on the premises. Students who live on campus choose from three different meal plans, all flexible. At the end of the academic year the balance is not refundable.  

Term EC Light Cost Basics Cost* Bluejay Cost
Fall $1,445
January  $274 
$274 or $474  
Spring $1,445 
Total $3,164  
$5,312 or $5,512

*Standard Plan; The January plan is required for those in residence

Meal Plan Points
Apartment Plan: $450 for 450 points
Bluejay: 2,096 points per term or 131 points per week
Basics: 1,517 points per term or 94 points per week     
EC Light: 1,083 points per term or 67 points per week        

J-Term: 395 points per term or 98 points per week
J-Term Light: 207 points per term or 51 points per week

Selecting the right meal plan for me
When a student is awarded financial aid, their award is budgeted for the Basic Meal Plan.  If you have any doubt about what size plan to select, you may want to select a smaller plan.  Additional money can always be added to your chosen meal plan.  Unused points are not refundable.

Deadlines for Changing the Meal Plan Choice for the Coming Term
A meal plan can be changed only during specific periods and only for the coming term. 
Fall Plan: July 30, 2015
January Plan: December 11, 2015
Spring Plan: January 8, 2016
To change a meal plan, log into MyElmhurst, then MyHousing and MyDining and follow the directions.

Meal Plan for resident students in College Houses and Apartments
Apartment residents may purchase an optional Apartment Meal Plan. Apartment Meal Plans are for the full academic year and must be used up by the end of the academic year. All residents may add points to the meal plan by going online to TouchNet, or by going to the Office of Student Financial Services to pay with cash or with their student account credit balance.


Updated 9/28/15














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