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Costs for Fall 2021 - Spring 2022 Housing

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. See the Apply for Housing page for a complete list of important dates and deadlines for the fall 2021 - spring 2022 housing.

Please note that summer 2022 costs and dates — including our Early Arrival Program (EAP), Overseas Immersion Program (OIP), and continuing residents in Redmond — will be updated by January of 2022, along with a new housing application system.

Housing Floorplans

ConfigurationCost Per Year, Per PersonNotes
2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 5 residents$7,880The triple bedroom is larger than the double, but all residents pay an equal amount.
3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 5 residents$7,880The triple bedroom is larger than the double, but all residents pay an equal amount.
2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 4 residents$8,034
2 bedrooms, 1.5/2 bathrooms, 4 residents$8,300This standard room rate also applies to overflow housing and certain DSS accommodations.

We are pleased to offer the option to buy out your own individual bedroom for privacy and/or convenience. Indicate your ranked preferences on your Housing application if this is of interest to you. Please note that to buy out your bedroom, you must pay for the entire academic year up front, instead of by semester. You will not be given a refund if you decide to leave at any point before the 8-month academic year lease is up. Anyone who buys out their bedspace will be placed in the non-master bedroom. The cost of the buy out is two times the price of a shared bedspace for the academic year:

  • 5 resident, 2 bedroom, 2 bath — $15,760 per academic year per person (non-master bedroom)
  • 5 resident, 3 bedroom, 2 bath — $15,760 per academic year per person (non-master bedroom)
  • 4 resident, 2 bedroom, 1 bath — $16,068 per academic year per person (non-master bedroom)
  • 4 resident, 2 bedroom, 1.5/2 bath — $16,600 per academic year per person (non-master bedroom)

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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