Feb 02, 2023  
2019-2020 Shepherd University Catalog 
2019-2020 Shepherd University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Room and Board


Room and board charges must be paid in full at the time of registration. Once a room has been occupied, the student is responsible for room charges for the entire semester or summer term. In accordance with the Resident Agreement, no room charges will be refunded when a student withdraws from housing. Students who withdraw from campus after the first day of classes will have meal charges prorated on a weekly basis, but no deduction will be made for room charges. Allow four to six weeks for refunds following the date of withdrawal from the university. All board refunds must be authorized by the director of residence life or designee.

For new freshman, transfer, and continuing students, applications to be released from the residency requirement or housing agreement must be submitted through the “Good Living” Residence Life portal.  Please note that these applications do not guarantee approval as students must meet certain criteria, as established in the Resident Agreement. The housing deposit is forfeited for any student approved for a release from the residency requirement or the Resident Agreement. Charges continue to accrue until the application is submitted and approved.

Room and Board Rates Regular Session 2019-20 (per semester, double occupancy rooms)

Shaw and Thacher Halls (room) $2,926
Potomac Place $3,317
Burkhart, Moler, Yost, Lurry, Martin, Miller, and Boteler Halls (room) $3,177
Dunlop and Printz Apartments $3,395
Dunlop and Printz Apartments, Rooms 200 and 300 $3,535
Deluxe Block 300 $2,449
Basic 19 $2,195
Flex 15 $2,119
Block 190 $2,169
Housing Deposit $100

Limited single occupancy rooms may be available at one and a half times the double occupancy room rate.

Room Rates Summer Terms 2019 (per term)

Apartments (room only):  
Summer A and/or B $870
Summer $1,740

Rates are subject to change. Food service is generally not available during summer session. Meals may be purchased on a casual basis in the Student Center.

Educational Costs Payable at Registration (per semester, 4-year degree)

  West Virginia Students
(Full-Time Rate)
Out-of-State Students
(Full-Time Rate)
Tuition and Fees $3,774 $9,024
Room and Board* $5,765 $5,765
Total $9,539 $14,789

*Room and board rates used are the higher of the university’s room and board costs. The cost will vary according to the residence hall assigned and chosen board plan.

In addition to the costs listed above, students should expect book and supply expenses of approximately $500 and personal and transportation expenses of $1,438 per semester. These costs are only estimates and will vary among students. More detailed information is available through the Office of Financial Aid, Gardiner Hall.