Texas Tech University

Deposits and Contract Terms

Application Fee and Initial Deposit

A $50 non-refundable Application Fee is required at the time of application. A $400 Initial Deposit is due at the time of application. The Initial Deposit will automatically be applied after the spring portion of the contract is completed, or the student may choose to roll this payment over to the next fall contract period during Priority Room Selection in October. Refund of the $400 Initial Deposit, due to cancellation prior to occupancy, is determined in the following chart. Students are required to contract for a Dining Plan in addition to a room.

Once the contract has been signed, even if it is after the cancellation dates below, it becomes a binding agreement, a contract between the student (and his/her Guarantor, if required) and the University. All cancellation requests must be submitted to University Student Housing in writing by the student.


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Initial Deposit Cancellation Schedule (Prior To Occupancy)

ContractDeadlineRefund
Fall and SpringApril 1, 2018$400.00
Fall and SpringMay 1, 2018$300.00
Fall and SpringJune 1, 2018$200.00
Fall and SpringJuly 1, 2018$100.00
Fall and SpringAfter July 1, 2018$0.00
Spring OnlyNovember 1, 2018$400.00
Spring OnlyDecember 1, 2018$200.00
Spring OnlyJanuary 1, 2019$100.00
Spring OnlyAfter January 1, 2019$0.00

Contract Term

Students must select the contract term for the period of occupancy that they intend to reside in the Residence Halls. The following contract terms are available:

ContractOccupancy PeriodAvailability
Academic Year
Residence Hall
August 19, 2018 – May 15, 2019All classifications
Academic Year
Apartment/Suite
August 19, 2018 – May 15, 2019Sophomore classification or above
12 MonthAugust 19, 2018 – August 10, 2019Sophomore classification / 21 year or above in West Village or All Classifications in Coleman Hall only
Spring 2019January 13, 2019 – May 15, 2019Spring 2019 New admits

Additional Deposit

Residents who reserve space in Carpenter/Wells, Murray Hall, Gordon Hall, Talkington Hall, West Village, or Honors Hall are required to pay a $250 Additional Deposit, in addition to the $400 Initial Deposit. It is due at the time a contract is completed. This fee is non-refundable if the contract is cancelled at any time before the end of the contract period.

Both the Initial Deposit and the Additional Deposit will automatically be applied as a credit after the spring portion of the contract is completed, or the student may choose to roll this payment over to the next fall contract period during Priority Room Selection in October.