Union Theological Seminary Student Life

Student Affairs


Application Fee

An application fee of $50.00 must be paid by entering and returning students and by continuing students not presently in Seminary housing. It is paid at the time application is made for housing, and is not refundable.

Security Deposit

All entering and returning students are required to pay a security deposit.  For new students the amount due is $900.  For current students the deposit amount will remain $500. The deposit must be paid in full before taking occupancy of your room or apartment. Refunded security deposit checks will be processed after the end of each fiscal year (June 30) and mailed within sixty days after final departure provided the room or apartment and all Seminary furnishings, appliances, etc. have been left in good and clean condition. If a student still owes money to the Seminary for tuition and/or rent, the deposit will be applied to the outstanding debt.  The resident is responsible for notifying the Housing Office of a forwarding address to which refunds can be mailed.

During check-in procedures the tenant will sign a form that will give the inventory of furniture and appliances and the condition of the room/apartment.

The Housing Director and/or other Housing staff will inspect each room/apartment after the tenant has vacated.  The tenant will be assessed charges for inadequate cleaning, for damage other than normal wear and tear, and for missing property.  If unusual cleaning or repairs are necessary or any Seminary property is missing, the Seminary will deduct from the security deposit the cost of restoring the room/apartment to good and clean condition, including replacement costs.  


CU Health Service Fee

All students residing in Seminary housing are required to enroll in the Columbia University Health Service Fee. This fee cannot be waived. Information is available in the Office for Student Life.


Failure to claim the assigned residence in person by the first day of classes will cancel the assignment, unless written notification of a later arrival date has been sent in advance to the Housing Office.

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