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Housing Costs for 2020-2021

Prices are per resident for the entire 8-month academic year, but do not change if a roommate vacates the apartment. Each resident must pay a $300 deposit for their housing application. Once assigned an apartment, deposits are not refunded if an applicant cancels. Deposits are refunded if an applicant defers or if we are unable to place the applicant.

Housing Floorplans

Cost Per Year, Per PersonConfigurationNotes
$7,6502 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 5 residentsThe triple bedroom is larger than the double, but all residents pay an equal amount.
$7,8002 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 4 residents
$8,0602 bedrooms, 1.5/2 bathrooms, 4 residentsThis standard room rate also applies to overflow housing and certain DSS accommodations.

As of March 2020, we are pleased to offer the option to buy out your own individual bedroom for privacy and/or convenience. Please email us at housing[at]digipen[dot]edu if any of these options interest you. Please note, to buy out your bedroom, you must pay for the entire Academic Year up front, instead of by semester:

  • For the non-master bedroom in a 5 resident, 2 bedroom, 2 bath space: $1,913 per month ($957 monthly rate x 2) = $15,305 per year
  • For the non-master bedroom in a 4 resident, 2 bedroom, 1 bath space: $1,950 per month ($975 monthly rate x 2) = $15,600 per year
  • For the non-master bedroom in a 4 resident, 2 bedroom, 1.5/2 bath space: $2,016 per month ($1,008 monthly rate x 2) = $16,128 per year

Making Housing Payments

You will receive a single bill each semester for all housing expenses. Please refer payment questions to accounting[at]digipen[dot]edu. For information on different payment options, please visit the Tuition and Housing Payments page in the Student Portal.

Contact DigiPen Housing

If you have any questions about DigiPen Housing, email housing[at]digipen[dot]edu or call us at (425) 895-4411. Additionally, you may contact individual housing staff.

Housing Amenities



  • Kitchen table and chairs

  • Couch

  • Lounge chair

  • Coffee table

  • Extra-long twin beds with mattresses

  • Desks (note: only two provided in each unit)

Kitchen Appliances

  • Microwave

  • Dishwasher

  • Full-sized oven and stove top

  • Frost-free refrigerator

  • Garbage disposal

  • Ample storage space


  • Linen closets

  • Private patio/balcony

  • Mini blinds

  • High-speed internet access

  • Washer and dryer

  • Storage


  • Fire extinguisher

  • Smoke/carbon monoxide detector

  • Heat sensor with third-party monitoring system


Residence Life

  • Staff on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

  • Resident Director

  • Resident Assistants

  • Student Clubs/Organizations

  • Events hosted specifically for students in housing


  • Playground and/or basketball court available at most communities

  • Outdoor heated pool available during summer months

  • On-site workout facility


Other Benefits

  • Lease terms of eight months rather than a full year

  • Roommate matching, mediation, and conflict resolution services

  • Options for all-gender housing arrangements

  • Multiple resident-assistant-led residence life events and activities every month

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