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There may be exceptions to your specific financial need and/or question. If so, do not hesitate to reach out at housing@fitchburgstate.edu. Please provide your full name, student id (if applicable) and your preferred phone number.


Housing Deposit: New/Transfer Students

If you're a new/transfer student who needs to make a Housing Deposit as a portion of the Enrollment Deposit, you can do so under admissions.


Housing Deposit: Commuter Students

If you're a currently enrolled commuter student who would like to become a residential student pay the $150 housing deposit. Payment methods are listed below:

  • Pay in-person (OneCard, Cash or Cashier Check/Money Order)
  • Pay by credit card.
  • Place the fee on your OneCard and email housing@fitchburgstate.edu from your @student.fitchburgstate.edu account that the funds are available to be processed.
  • Mail cashier check/money order to:

Housing and Residential Services
Fitchburg State University
160 Pearl Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420

  • Complete the Housing Occupancy Agreement and Housing Application in Web4.


Housing and Dining Bill


Damage Fees


Cancellation Process/Occupancy Agreement Releases

You are encouraged to visit the Office of Financial Aid to discuss the impact of leaving on-campus housing on your award if you will still be enrolled at the university.

  • Graduation
    • Confirmation of your name being on the graduation list of the prior semester must occur.
  • Academic Enrollment in the following outside of a 30 mile radius of the university physical address, 160 Pearl St. Fitchburg, MA 01420:
    • Student teaching
    • Practicum/Internship
    • Nursing Practicum
    • Study/Internship abroad (through the Office of International Education)

If cancelling housing for one of these reasons, you will be asked to provide the name and email address for your Fitchburg State site coordinator/supervisor and they will be send a form to verify your involvement.

This form must be completed by your specified staff member by the Friday before the first day of class of the Spring 2022 to confirm your enrollment before the cancellation will be accepted.

The supervisor will be confirming the following:

  • Internship location
  • Dates of the academic enrollment experience
  • Academic credit bearing

The category identified below results in the forfeit of the housing deposit.

  • Voluntary withdrawal from the university
    • Leaving the university
    • Transferring to another school
    • Leave of absence (medical or otherwise personal)

Cancellation Fees

No refunds will be made after the 10th week of classes, for a fractional part of the week, or if the student is removed from housing for disciplinary reasons.

Payment methods are listed below:

  • Pay in-person (OneCard, Cash or Cashier Check/Money Order)
  • Pay by credit card here
  • Place the fee on your OneCard and email housing@fitchburgstate.edu from your @student.fitchburgstate.edu account that the funds are available to be processed.
  • Mail cashier check/money order to:

Housing and Residential Services
Fitchburg State University
160 Pearl Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420

All information below can be found through Web4>THD4 under Cancellations.

Cancellation Schedule for Current Fitchburg State Students - Fall Semester Only

  • Cancellation requests received by April 15 - receive a refund of the housing deposit. ∙ Cancellation requests received by April 16–June 30 - forfeiture of the deposit and being assessed a $50.00 cancellation charge.
  • Cancellation requests received by July 1–July 31 - forfeiture of the deposit and being assessed a $150.00 cancellation charge.
  • Cancellation requests received by August 1–Opening - forfeiture of the deposit and being assessed a $250.00 cancellation charge. Opening is defined as the opening day of the residence halls on the academic calendar.

Cancellation Schedule for New/Transfer Fitchburg State Students

  • Cancellation requests received by July 15 - receive a refund of the housing deposit.
  • Cancellation requests received July 16–August 27:
    • If not attending Fitchburg State – forfeit of $150 housing deposit
    • If continuing as a Fitchburg State student but not living on campus - forfeiture of the deposit and being assessed a $150.00 cancellation charge.

Buy-Out Fees - Spring Semester Only

Buy-Out payment must be received and completed by the Friday before the first day of class. Payment methods are listed below:

  • Pay in-person (OneCard, Cash or Cashier Check/Money Order)
  • Pay by credit card
  • Place the fee on your OneCard and email housing@fitchburgstate.edu from your @student.fitchburgstate.edu account that the funds are available to be processed.
  • Mail cashier check/money order to:

Housing and Residential Services
Fitchburg State University
160 Pearl Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420

All information below can be found through Web4>THD4 under Buy-Outs.

The deadline to complete this process is the Friday before the first day of Spring classes. Buy-Out payments made without Housing & Residential Services written approval are invalid.

All residents are encouraged to review the Housing Occupancy Agreement signed during the application process, contact the Department of Housing & Residential Services and their assigned Financial Aid Counselor to discuss the Buy-Out Process.

Residents often change their decision after the consultation because of greater knowledge of additional options and the direct financial impact on their personal budget and/or financial aid awards from the university. 

The Buy-Out Fee must be paid in full before the process can be completed. The Buy-Out fee consists of two parts:

  • 35% of Room Charge
  • 35% of Meal Charge

This charge may be credited to the purchase of a meal plan for the semester the Buy-Out is in effect.

Buy-Out Fees for Meal Plans at 35%

Freedom Meal Plan

$659.75

15 Meal Plan

$640.50

10 Meal Plan

$602.00

5 Meal Plan

$330.05

Buy-Out Fees for Residential Assignments at 35%

Aubuchon Hall Double

$1,398.25

 

Russell Towers Premium Single

$1,614.90

Cedar House

$1,672.30

 

Russell Towers Double

$1,293.25

Mara 1 Double $1,398.25   Russell Towers Double Suite $1,398.25

Mara 1 Premium Single

$1,722.00

 

Russell Towers Single Suite

$1,617.70

Mara 8 Premium Single

$1,837.50

 

Simonds Hall Premium Single

$1,882.65

Mara 8 Single

$1,681.75

 

Simonds Hall Single

$1,766.80

Mara 8 Double

$1,461.75

 

Townhouse Apartments

$1,766.80

Russell Towers Designed Single

$1,530.73

 

 

 


Financial Aid

Visit the Office of Financial Aid to discuss the impact of leaving on-campus housing on your financial aid award.

  • Inquire if you have enough aid to cover your Buy-Out Fee
  • If sufficient aid is available a Title IV form must be on file
    • Financial Aid Counselor must email housing@fitchburgstate.edu to indicate Title IV form is on file and Buy-out Fee can be covered. 

Typical reasons for Buy-Outs include:

  • Moving off campus to an apartment
  • Living at home
  • Practicum/student teaching assignment/internship within a 30 miles radius of the university physical address, 160 Pearl St. Fitchburg, MA 01420


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