Paying Your Deposit

All students are required to pay the non-refundable $350 Housing Pre-payment in order to complete the application process for Room Selection.

This non-refundable pre-payment fee is credited toward your housing charges and needs to be paid before the application deadline.  The deposit is paid directly to the Saint Mary’s Business Office according to the appropriate corresponding deadline date.

In order to avoid delays in the processing of your housing deposit, please make your payment online by logging into your GaelXpress account and click on 'View My Bill/Make a Payment'. Be sure to advise the Business Office, (925) 631-4209, that the payment is a Housing Deposit.

Otherwise payments may be made in person at the Business Office (Filippi Hall, 1st Floor), with cash, check, money order, or cashier’s check or by mailing your check directly to the Business Office at:

Saint Mary's College Business Office
P.O. Box 4600
Moraga, CA 94575

If paying by check to the Business Office be sure to include your ID number and indicate that payment is for the Housing Deposit.  

***If a student cancels after he/she has been assigned, the $350 housing deposit will be forfeited.

***Furthermore, any student who receives an appointment time and fails to complete the housing selection process or cancels his/her housing for any reason will forfeit the $350 deposit.

For more information about canceling a housing assignment, please see our Cancellation Policy webpage.

Note: In order for your fee to be accepted, your student account must be current.  If you are behind on your payments, be sure to work with the Business Office to bring your account current and pay the housing deposit well in advance.

Financial Aid

Any student who anticipates enough financial aid to cover the entire cost of housing, but who may not have access to the funds by the required date, should contact their Financial Aid Advisor to request a waiver of the deposit. Requests to Financial Aid Advisors are required to be made in person and written notification of the deposit waiver must reach the Campus Housing Office by the deposit deadline. It is strongly recommended that students plan ahead and avoid unnecessary delays. To be considered for a deposit waiver, a completed FAFSA form is required to be on file in the Financial Aid Office. Late notification will defer your room selection appointment and may result in ineligibility for the Room Selection process or loss of on-campus housing. (See also Waitlist section.)