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Damage Billing

Billing Process

When residents move out at the end of spring quarter, each room will be inspected by student and professional staff members for damages and cleaning charges. If damages or cleaning issues are found, a fee will be assessed and an email will be sent to the email address you have listed in Campus Connect. Please note that the window has passed for 2016-17 damage billing appeals.

Residents are held responsible for any changes in room condition (damages, missing items, etc.) that were not reported or did not exist at the time of move-in. All residents are given an opportunity to report preexisting conditions to their room via the housing condition report provided to them upon check-in.

All damages will be split equally between roommates (and suitemates for bathroom charges), unless written notification by the responsible party is provided to  from the email address on file with the university by June 10, 2017 at the latest.

Listed below are examples of the most common charges residents receive. Please note that this list is not exhaustive and prices may change year to year.

Common Damages


Change lock for unreturned key (each core) $100
Key cutting for damaged key (each) $4
Change mailbox lock $20
Key cutting for mailbox key $10
Replace window screen $112


Paint one bedroom, bathroom, closet, or hallway $202
Paint one living room $269
Paint typical door $67
Repair wall/ceiling damage less than 1 square foot $67
Repair wall/ceiling damage 1-4 square feet $83
Repair wall/ceiling damage 4-32 square feet $199
Strip and varnish wooden door $197


Dirty tables, counters, shelves, or surfaces (each) $31
Excess refrigerator cleaning $32
Excess stove/microwave/dishwasher cleaning (each) $32
Excess trash removal (per bag) $31
Excess tub/shower cleaning $34
Removal of heavy & abandoned furniture each $36
Replace carpet section (per sq. yard) $35
Reset furniture $31
Shampoo couch or chair from excessive stains $33

Appliance and Furniture Replacement 

Assembled loft Up to $150
Bed (including head & foot boards, springs) $265
Bed end (replacement) $50
Closet Works drawer $60
Closet Works basket $50
Coffee table $298
Couch $992
Desk Drawer $50
Dresser $413
End table  $252
Kitchen table $569
Mattress $135
Micro-fridge uncleaned/defrosted Up to $150
Microwave $134
Refrigerator $365
Stove $383
Trash/recycle can for room (per item) $30
Upholstered chair $524
Damaged desk chair $64
Desk chair (replacement) $164

Residents may incur individual damage billing fees during the school year for issues such as lock-outs, lock changes, room repairs (where the resident is at fault) or facility inspection failures. If a resident incurs a fee, the resident will be notified via letter to his or her campus mailbox and the amount will appear on the student account under housing damage fee.

More information about damage billing can be found in your Guide to Student Housing and on your housing agreement terms and conditions.​