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Department of Housing and Residence Life

Cost

Housing Rate Information

Housing at the UTRGV Residence Halls is available for UTRGV students, faculty, staff, and participants of University-sponsored programs. Individuals seeking housing accommodations at the University must sign a Reservation Agreement identifying either a 9-month fall/spring lease period or a 3-month summer lease period. Space in our residence halls is reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

Select holidays and breaks are not included in the agreement, as the residence halls officially close and meal plans are inactive. Residence halls are officially closed during Thanksgiving, Winter, and Spring Breaks. Students requesting to stay on campus during these breaks must fill out a Break Housing Agreement and will be charged for the duration of the break. Residents of The Village Apartments may remain on campus during these closing times.

Freshman Housing Policy

In support of the educational mission of the University and the value of on campus residency to the academic success and social development of students, freshmen having earned fewer than 30 semester credit hours (excluding credit hours accumulated through Advanced Placement and concurrent enrollment), who are enrolled for nine or more semester credit hours during the fall and/or spring semesters are required to reside in a University-owned residence hall.

Students who meet one or more of the following criteria are exempt from the freshman housing requirement.

  • Married
  • Parent
  • Permanent U.S. residency is within a 60 mile radius of the University
  • Be residing with an immediate family member (parent/legal guardian/sibling) living within a 60 mile radius of the campus
  • At least 21 years old
  • Completed over 30 semester credit hours (excluding Concurrent Enrollment and AP credit hours)
  • Other (Note: Please provide a detailed explanation and appropriate supporting documentation that demonstrates your need to be exempted from the mandatory freshman housing policy)

All students requesting exemption must submit a form. Requests to be exempted from the Freshmen Housing Policy must be supported through documentation.

Housing Exemption Form

Housing Deposit

A $150.00 housing deposit is required for students applying for the 1st time to UTRGV on campus housing. Housing Applications without the Housing Deposit will not be processed.

This is partially refundable and is used to replace any broken items or pay for excessive cleaning after your stay. Once a staff member has inspected your room/apartment, they will determine whether or not you will be charged. Deposits stay on file the entire time you live on campus and rollover from year to year. The refundable portion of the deposit will be returned after your last semester living on campus.

The refund may be forfeited for a number of reasons including, but not limited to: violation of check-out procedures; improper checkout; damage to facilities; or need for additional room/apartment cleaning.

Payments

Students are to complete payment of all room and meal fees according to the payment schedule they selected on their application under their my.utrgv.edu account. Selection “Payment in full” requires the room and meal balance to be paid in full prior to moving in. The “Installment Plan” divides room and board costs into equal payments, with the first payment due prior to moving in. Installment Plan requests will incur a non-refundable $40.00 setup and handling fee per payment. The installment plan is not available for summer terms and full payment must be made before checking in.

Making a Payment

Payments can be made online in Assist through myUTRGV, https://my.utrgv.edu.

To pay in person you must visit the Payments & Collections office.

Payments & Collections
Student Services Building
Cashiers 956-665-2715

Room Charges- Fall & Spring Semesters

  • Students moving in for the fall semester are required to live on campus for fall and spring semesters representing a 9-month contract.

Residence Hall / Apartments

Room Type

Fall Semester Room Charges

Spring Semester Room Charges

Total Room Charges
(Fall + Spring)

Heritage/Troxel Hall

Double

$1,826/semester

$1,826/semester

$3,652

Heritage/Troxel Hall

Single

$2,739/semester

$2,739/semester

$5,478

Unity Hall

Double

$2,076/semester

$2,076/semester

$4,152

Unity Hall

Single

$3,115/semester

$3,115/semester

$6,230

The Village

Four-bedroom

$2,433/semester

$2,433/semester

$4,866

The Village

Two-bedroom

$2,947/semester

$2,947/semester

$5,894

The Village

One-bedroom

$3,705/semester

$3,705/semester

$7,410

Casa Bella

Double

$1,900/semester

$1,900/semester

$3,800

Casa Bella

Single

$2,380/semester

$2,380/semester

$4,760

  • All rates are subject to change pending approval from UT System Office
  • As a condition of living on campus, All students residing on campus are required to select one of the available meal plans for each semester to be used for on campus dining.
  • A meal plan is required for all freshman residents regardless of which building they reside at the Edinburg campus.

Meal Plan Options

Available to Freshman and Upperclassmen:

Meal Plans

Dining Dollars Per Semester

Board Rates per Semester

Total
(Fall + Spring)

17 Meals/Week

$50 Dining Dollars

$1,274/semester

$2,548

14 Meals/Week

$75 Dining Dollars

$1,235/semester

$2,470

10 Meals/Week

$100 Dining Dollars

$1,164/semester

$2,328

Unlimited Meal Plan

$25 Dining Dollars

$1,542/semester

$3,084

All rates are subject to change pending approval from UT System Office.

Available to Upper Classman Only:

Meal Plans

Dining Dollars per Semester*

Board Rates/Semester

Total
(Fall + Spring)

7 Meals/Week

$100 Dining Dollars

$1,151/semester

$2,302

125 Block

$100 Dining Dollars

$1,307/semester

$2,614

115 Block

$150 Dining Dollars

$1,262/semester

$2,524

90 Block

$200 Dining Dollars

$1,188/semester

$2,376

Additional 10 Block

$69.27/semester

The Village Dining Dollars: $300/semester

$600

Casa Bella Dining Dollars: $200/semester

$400

All rates are subject to change pending approval from UT System Office.

* Dining Dollars can be used in the Food Court and/or Convenience Store in the Student Union.

Housing Dining Services

The University Cafeteria, part of the University Center Complex, is conveniently located southeast of the Residence Halls. All residents must purchase the minimum required meal plan per semester. An all-you-care-to-eat dining program is available in the Vaquero Dining Hall. This great food value is available to the entire campus community.

http://utrgvdining.sodexomyway.com