A $75.00 deposit/application fee must accompany the Residence Hall Housing application, of which $25.00 is a non-refundable application fee and $50.00 is a security deposit.
The completed application with accompanying deposit/application fee places the prospective student on the reservation list. The security deposit will reserve accommodations for the fall and spring semesters of each academic year, or the remaining portion thereof, if the entering date occurs after the opening date for the fall semester.
The security deposit, less any damages and/or obligations owed to WNMU, will be returned approximately 30 days after the close of the spring semester unless held for the next academic year’s reservation. If charges are made against the security deposit during the contract period, the student is obligated to bring the balance back up to $50.00 within 30 days after the charges are made. If the balance is not brought back up to the full $50.00 deposit, a 48 hours notice to vacate may be issued.
Written notification must be received by the Residence Life Office by dates mentioned under Security Deposit refunds section in order to receive a refund.
Students withdrawing from WNMU after having officially registered in a residence hall are not entitled to a refund of room rent for the applicable semester. Should withdrawal be due to a legitimate medical emergency or other unusual circumstance, the unused portion of room rent through the end of the applicable semester may be refunded with the approval of the Director of Residence Life. The student will be charged only for room and board through check out from the hall under the following conditions:
- Graduation at the end of the fall semester;
- Dismissal for failure to meet academic standards;
- Required university academic programs demanding residency outside the
Silver City community;
- Marriage (original marriage license must be presented).
Students who are removed from the residence halls for disciplinary reasons are responsible for the financial obligation for the duration of their contractual agreement (one academic year).
Security Deposit Refunds
The $50.00 security deposit is forfeited if notification of cancellation is not received in writing according to the following time frame:
- August 1, for the fall semester
- December 1, for the spring semester
- May 1, for the summer session
All deposits not called for by these dates and reservations not claimed by the first day of classes will be subject to forfeiture. The security deposit will be returned approximately 30 days after the close of the spring semester, less any damages and/or obligations owed to the WNMU Residence Life Office unless the deposit is being held for the next academic year’s reservation.
Students who are not returning must submit written notification of vacating 30 days prior to the end of their last semester.
Meal Ticket Refunds
Departing students shall be charged for meals through Saturday of the week in which formal withdrawal occurs. Students departing the last two weeks of the semester will be charged the full semester rate for meals. Students moving out of the residence halls and withdrawing from enrollment will be entitled to a prorated refund.
Deposits & fees based on 2007-2008 academic year. Rates are subject to change.