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EKU Housing Pre-Payment Process Fact Sheet

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The $200 non-refundable pre-payment can be paid online during the Dibs process. All students choosing to live within EKU Housing is required to pay this pre-payment before being able to select their room. This pre-payment goes towards the outstanding housing payment that will be due for upcoming Fall semester. 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this process, please feel free to call us at 859-622-1515 or contact us by email

Frequently Asked Questions:

Why are you increasing fees?

EKU Housing is not increasing fees.  In fact, we are reducing your overall fee.  For example, if a student’s housing charges are $2,500 for the semester, your bill, once the semester begins, will only reflect a balance of $2,300.  EKU Housing is effectively reducing the overall amount paid by not requiring a deposit on file.  The prepayment will be applied to your semester housing fee once the student arrives for that semester.

When should I complete the pre-payment?

Students are required to complete the non-refundable pre-payment during the Dibs Application process. your application cannot be submitted to allow you access to the room selection portal.  

Will my financial aid cover this housing application pre-payment?

Typically students will apply for housing prior to receiving their Financial Aid Awards.  If this is the case, then you are unable to cover the pre-payment using any Financial Aid.  However, if students wait to pay the pre-payment (and thus, do not reserve an assignment) until after they receive any Financial Aid Awards, they are then able to pay the pre-payment.  If your aid has not been awarded yet, you can pay the prepayment now and then reimburse yourself once your aid is available.

How often will I need to complete the application pre-payment?

Students will complete the pre-payment once each academic year with most students completing the prepayment as they call Dibs for campus housing for the upcoming year.

Published on January 14, 2016

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