Room and Board

The University of Houston (UH) housing web page has information about your housing choices. There are links that will answer most of your questions about UH housing (dormitories) prices, dates, meal plans, and more. While we recommend you live on campus for convenience and accommodation to campus you are not required to live on campus. You may live in an apartment or with a host family.

ON-CAMPUS HOUSING OPTIONS:

OFF-CAMPUS HOUSING OPTIONS:

Many LCC students live in apartments off campus, sometimes sharing apartments and expenses. Unfurnished apartments rent for approximately $500-600 per month for one bedroom and two bedrooms for $700-900, plus a $100-200 deposit. A wide range of apartments are available in Houston, and prices vary greatly. Also, most apartments require renters to pay their own utilities (electricity, gas, telephone, etc.). Utility costs vary with the season, but the average is $100-200 per month. Distance from campus and transportation should be considered in choosing off-campus housing. Adequate bus service is available to most areas.

ON-CAMPUS HOUSING PRICES:

http://www.housing.uh.edu/roomrates.html

The housing price includes a fully furnished and (most are, but some are not) carpeted room, all utilities, local telephone service, ethernet service, and basic cable. Also included are computer labs, a laundry, vending areas, and housing staff available 24 hours a day.

HOUSING CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT DATES:

Please contact the University of Houston Housing for up-to-date information.

Note: Cougar Place is the only on-campus housing available to LCC students during the summer.

MEAL PLAN: Meal Plan Rates: Many meal plans are available to students living in university housing.
Go to http://www.campusdish.com/en-US/CSSW/UnivofHouston/MealPlans/ for rates.

Meal Plan Facts:

  • Meal plans are subject to 8.25% sales tax.
  • Meal plan rates can change.
  • If you live in the Quadrangle or in Moody Towers, you must purchase a meal plan.
  • You are charged only for the meals that you eat. Money not used one-term rolls over to the next. If there is still money in your meal plan account when you leave the university, you cannot get your money back.
  • All students may purchase a Flex Account card that can be used for meals, laundry and other campus services.
  • If you have money left in your account when the course ends, you can get that money back.

 

HOUSING AGREEMENT FACTS:

When you sign a Housing Agreement for the term beginning in September, you are actually agreeing to stay in University Housing for two terms (Fall and Spring). If you leave University Housing at the end of the Fall term, you will be charged a breach of contract penalty unless (1) you have completed and graduated from Level 6 of LCC program, and (2) you are leaving the University of Houston at the end of the Fall term.

 

Housing Agreement Term
beginning
September
Fall
beginning
January
Spring
beginning
May
Summer
beginning
June
Summer II
Length of Agreement that you must sign.
Read carefully the terms and conditions to avoid the breach of contract penalty.
Two terms
(Fall and Spring)
One term (Spring)
One term (Summer)
One term (Summer II)
Lose $300 deposit if you do not fulfill the terms of the housing agreement.
YES
YES
YES
YES
Pay breach of contract penalty if you leave UH housing at the end of the Fall term or before the end of the Spring term and have not completed level 6 of the LCC program.
YES
YES
Not
Applicable
Not
Applicable

 


ITEMS TO BRING OR BUY WHEN YOU LIVE IN UH HOUSING (DORMITORIES): You must bring your own telephone and your own bed linens (sheets - twin extra long sheets, blankets, bedspread, and pillow). You can buy these at any retail store after you arrive in Houston.


TWO WAYS TO APPLY FOR HOUSING:

By mail: Fill out the Residence Halls Request for Housing Agreement included with the LCC brochure and application. Return it with your LCC application. The LCC will deliver it to the Residential Life and Housing office.

Online: Go to http://www.housing.uh.edu
1) After you apply (either by mail or online), wait for the Residential Life and Housing Office to mail you a housing agreement.
2) Read the housing agreement carefully, then complete and sign it.
3) Make out your check or money order payable to the University of Houston. Do not send cash.
    US $300.00 = deposit
    US $200.00 = prepayment
    US $45.00 = processing fee (non-refundable)
    US $545.00 = total due
4) Mail your housing agreement and payment to the Residential Life and Housing Office at the address below:

  • Residential Life and Housing
  • University of Houston
  • 4401 Wheeler Street, Room 15J
  • Houston, Texas 77204-3018, U.S.A.

 

Note: Your completed housing agreement must be in the Residential Life and Housing Office by the deadline. Be sure to check the deadline date on the UH Housing web site.

Other Housing Options:

Check with the LCC International Student Counselor (lcc@uh.edu ) concerning other off-campus housing options.