University Housing Charges
Contract holders are required to pay all room and board charges, including house/hall dues (where applicable), in a timely manner according to the University's student account payment schedule. If a contract holder defaults on payment of rent or on the payment of any other amount due the University, the University will send written notice. Notification via University of Michigan email, University campus mail, or US Postal Service is considered written notice. If the default is not satisfactorily resolved within seven days of the notice, the University may take further action.
Questions about room and board charges or refunds should be directed to the Housing Billing Office at (734) 763-3522 or Housing.Billing@umich.edu.
The University will pay all normal or routine charges or costs for gas, water, heat, electricity, garbage removal, local University telephone service and DSL connectivity. Extraordinary demand or use of these services may result in additional charges.
Student Government Dues (Residence Halls and Northwood undergraduate apartments)
By submitting a University Housing contract, contract holders become members of their student governing body and the Residence Halls Association (RHA), the student government for all residents. Residents are required to pay government dues, which support the activities of the councils, as well as fund some of RHA's programs, resources and student advocacy services. The amount of dues is determined annually by the RHA Assembly during winter term of the preceding academic year. Residence house/hall government dues are added to accounts as a one- time special assessment. Once billed, this amount is nonrefundable and is not pro-rated in any way. Graduate students residing in University Housing do not pay the RHA dues.
On a voluntary basis, contract holders residing in specific halls or houses can assess themselves supplementary amounts for purchase of clothing items, special trips or programs. Questions about RHA should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Residents of the Martha Cook Building, Henderson House and the Lawyers Club fall under the specific by-laws of the respective houses with regard to any house dues obligations.