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A $500 pre-payment is required when a student submits a signed Housing Contract to the Residence Life office.  The pre-payment will be credited toward your first semester housing costs on your student account.  This pre-payment is an out-of-pocket expense. It cannot be covered by financial aid from federal, state, institutional or private sources, including loans, as those funds are not typically disbursed to students until the school year begins. We regret that we are not able to waive or defer the pre-payment for any student.

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In early August, 2014 the Fall 2014 tuition and housing charges will post on the student’s account and the $500 Housing Pre-payment will credited to the student’s account, prior to the first billing for the fall semester. 
 
If a contract is cancelled, your $500 housing prepayment is refundable only until June 1, 2014.  Refund requests* must be in writing and submitted to the Residence Life office by email, fax or mail.
Residence Life Office Contact: Residence Life Office Hours:

Address: 731 South Plymouth Court,
               1st Floor
               Chicago, IL 60605-1996  

Phone:    (312) 369-7803
Fax:        (312) 369-8074
Email:     residencelife@colum.edu 

Monday through Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm,
Please note that credit card payments are credited back to the credit card.
*Refund requests may take a minimum of 7 - 10 business days to be issued