Deposit Instructions

Paying to Reserve Your Space

The housing deposit/fee is non-refundable. Deposit/fee requirements and instructions vary across different housing application processes, so check a specific housing application for specific instructions. Don't submit a deposit unless you are instructed to do so. 

Deposits can only be made by credit/debit card. Current Mason students and new transfer students will submit their housing deposit through their Mason Housing Portal. Incoming freshman students will submit their enrollment deposit and housing deposit/fee to Admissions.


During Housing Application, students may seek a deposit/fee waiver must do the following:

  • Submit the online request
  • Be required to submit paper documentation if applicable

No extensions will be offered. Students will be approved for a waiver or required to pay the deposit/fee.

If a housing deposit/fee is not submitted nor an approved waiver, a students application is not complete and if a students application is not complete a student will not receive housing.