Rates & Fees

Student rates and fees

The total cost of living in Residence includes the following fees:


Application fee

An application fee is due at the the time of application. It is non-refundable.

The Application Fee is $60.00.

How to pay

The application fee can be paid:

Security deposit

After your application is approved - you will be notified via email - a security deposit of $400 is required.

The security deposit is refundable if you are not admitted to Mount Royal, or when you move out (minus any outstanding cancellation fees or damage and cleaning charges). If you are already living in Residence and you have applied to live in Residence again for an upcoming term, the security deposit carries forward.

When to pay

While there is no specific deadline to pay the security deposit, it is required for you to be assigned a room. Once a room has been assigned to you, your space in Residence will then be guaranteed. Assignment priority will be done based on the date of security deposit payment, and will continue so long as space is available. Therefore, we recommend paying the security deposit as soon as you receive the email.

How to pay
Online
Credit card
Log in to www.mymru.ca.
Select "Register & Pay" tab.
Under "Pay Deposits", click "Pay Residence Deposit".
Mail
Money order

Download the security deposit payment form.

Mail to:
Registrar's Office
Mount Royal University
4825 Mount Royal Gate SW
Calgary, AB T3E 6K6

Housing fees

Living in residence makes it easy to pay for housing while attending Mount Royal - one payment per semester covers your accommodation and all utilities (WiFi, heat, water, and electricity). Installment plans are also available.

Academic Year 2023-24, Fall 2023, and Winter 2024
West apartments/townhouses and East townhouses Per Term Academic Year
4-bedroom $3,178 $6,356*
2-bedroom $3,453 $6,906*
1-bedroom $4,503 $9,006
*Academic Year rate does not cover the Winter holiday closure time period.
Parking is not included.
Academic Year 2024-25, Fall 2024, and Winter 2025
West apartments/townhouses and East townhouses Per Term Academic Year
4-bedroom $3,305 $6,610*
2-bedroom $3,591 $7,182*
1-bedroom $4,722 $9,444
*Academic Year rate does not cover the Winter holiday closure time period.
Parking is not included.
Spring/Summer 2024, Spring 2024, and Summer 2024
East townhouses* Spring Summer Spring/Summer
4-bedroom $1,677.85 $1,438.15 $3116.00
2-bedroom $1,822.69 $1,562.31 $3,385.00
1-bedroom $2,377.31 $2,037.69 $4,415.00
*Only East Townhouses are available during the Spring and Summer Terms.
Parking is not included.

Programming Fee

In addition to the housing rates listed above, there is a $40 Residence programming fee per term for Fall and Winter (subject to change).

When to pay

Please note that Residence fees are separate from tuition, and are usually due before tuition.

Term Fee Deadline**
Fall August 15
Winter December 1
Spring/Summer April 20

**Payable the next business day if "Fee Deadline" date is on a weekend or statutory holiday.

If you apply after the above fee deadlines, your Residence fees will be due one week from when you received your Assignment letter, or the day before you move in, whichever comes first.

How to pay
Online
Credit card
Log in to www.mymru.ca.
Select "Register & Pay" tab.
Under "Pay Fees", click "Pay Now".
Online or telephone banking
Bill payment

Register at your financial institution to make online bill payments.
The payee is "Mount Royal University Housing."
Your student ID number (201XXXXXX) is the account number.
Allow two business days for bank processing.

Mail
Money order

Mail to:
Registrar's Office
Mount Royal University
4825 Mount Royal Gate SW
Calgary, AB T3E 6K6

Student loan or scholarship

Residence Services will defer payment of Residence fees until the second Residence fee deadline (which is the same as the tuition deadline), up to the value of the student loans for the term after tuition has been subtracted. Any shortfall must be paid by the first Residence fee deadline. You can see detailed fee information in your MyMRU account under "Pay Fees."

If your student loan is not from Alberta, Student Awards and Financial Aid at Mount Royal must be aware of the loans and have entered the approved amount into your student account. Please contact them and provide them with the appropriate documentation.

See sample calculations here.

Installment plan

This option is only available if you pay the first installment by the fee deadline outlined above and if you have a contract for a minimum of a four-month term.

See the installment plan agreements for due dates and installment payment amounts. An installment plan agreement must be signed in person at the Residence Services Front Desk and witnessed by a staff member, on or before the move-in date.

 

Cancelling your contract

Cancelling prior to moving into Residence

The application fee is non-refundable. A security deposit of $400 will be requested to confirm your place in Residence and students will only be placed once the security deposit has been received. If you are not accepted to Mount Royal University, your security deposit will be refunded regardless of when your application is cancelled.

If you wish to cancel your application prior to paying your security deposit, you may cancel your application through the Residence Application Portal.

If you wish to cancel your application after you have paid your deposit you must complete a cancellation prior to arrival form and submit it to the Residence Services Office via mail, email, fax, or in person. If you are accepted to Mount Royal University (in any program including Open Studies), the following cancellation fees will be applied to your student account:

Dates by which completed cancellation forms must be received for the corresponding cancellation fees
Contract terms No cancellation fee $200 cancellation fee $400 cancellation fee
Fall term or Academic Year
Before Jul 1 Jul 1 - Aug1 After Aug 1
Winter term (new residents only) Before Nov 1 Nov 1 - Dec 1 After Dec 1
Spring or Spring/Summer term
Before Mar 15 Mar 15 - Apr 1 After Apr 1

*Note: If you apply after the above cancellation deadlines, the cancellation fees are in effect after you pay your $400 deposit.

In addition to the above chart, the following charges may be applicable:

If you choose to cancel your contract after the official move-in date but have not yet moved in, you will be charged the nightly rate to cover the cost of holding the room from the official move-in date to the date a completed cancellation prior to arrival form is received by the Residence Services Office.

If you apply after the official move in date but have not yet moved in and choose to cancel, the nightly rate will be applied from your scheduled move-in date to the date a completed cancellation prior to arrival form is received by the Residence Services Office.

Withdrawing from Residence after moving in

Any termination by the resident, including withdrawal from Mount Royal University, is subject to the $400 cancellation fee and 30 days notice. Any such termination will be approved if the resident completes and submits a request to withdraw from Residence form found in the Residence Portal under forms.

Please note that if you signed an Academic Year contract and do not wish to return for the upcoming Winter semester, you need to submit your completed request to withdraw from Residence form no later than December 1st to meet the 30 days' notice. The form can be found in the Residence Portal under forms. This termination will be subject to the $400 cancellation fee.