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Residence Life and Housing

Rates and Prepayment

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The Wright Guarantee Tuition Program guarantees the same annual cost of tuition, on-campus housing, and dining over a four-year college career for new incoming, in-state, degree-seeking undergraduate students. You will pay the exact same rate for tuition, housing, and dining during your four years at Wright State.


A $150 prepayment is required to complete your application and room selection process. You will be responsible for all obligations indicated in the terms and conditions for the duration of the agreement period. Please read all information carefully.

Make $150 Prepayment

Waive Your Prepayment

There are a few instances where prepayment waivers are used. By submitting a prepayment waiver request, your housing application will be complete and you will be eligible for a space in campus housing. By submitting a prepayment waiver request, your housing application will be complete and you are financially responsible for your housing contract for the upcoming year. New and incoming students or returning students will receive an email to your Wright State email with your assignment and room information.

Request to Waive Your Prepayment

Residential Activity Fee

The residential activity fee funds all programs and activities sponsored by residential organizations and communities. The activity fee is distributed among hall/community governments, staff, student organizations, and Residence Life and Housing. If you're concerned with how your money is spent, become involved with your residential community council or other residential student organization.

Renter's Insurance

The university does not assume responsibility for loss or damage to personal property. Thefts can occur when residents leave their room doors unlocked and property unattended. Keeping your room door locked at all times is your best defense against theft. We recommend that you take any expensive items home during long breaks when the buildings are closed.

After determining what it would cost to replace your more expensive belongings, check to see if your family homeowner's insurance would cover the loss. If not, we suggest that you purchase additional personal property insurance.

Cancellation Policy

We do understand that circumstances may arise to change your housing plans and cancellation may become necessary. New, incoming students in an academic year contract (residence halls and Forest Lane Apartments ONLY) must request to cancel in writing.

This can be done by email, fax, or U.S. postal mail. Verbal cancellation to the Office of Residence Life and Housing or other campus departments is not valid. Residents of campus apartments (College Park, University Park, and The Village) are under binding agreements and are subject to the replacement lease process as detailed in the terms and conditions. In your letter requesting cancellation, include your name, university ID (UID) number, and a brief explanation of why you are canceling.

Send to:

Wright State University, Residence Life and Housing
Attn: Assignments Coordinator
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy.
Dayton, Ohio 45435-0001

Resident Halls and Forest Lane Important Dates

Cancellation Date Can I Be Released? Prepayment for 2021-22
By May 1, 2021 Yes Full refund ($150)
May 2–June 1, 2021 Yes Partial refund ($75)
After June 1, 2021 No. Requests must be presented to the appeals board Non-Refundable