Housing and Meal Costs

Prepare for Your Journey at GCU

As you prepare for your collegiate career with GCU, determining housing and meal plan costs ahead of time can help you budget accordingly. Learn more about housing and meal plan options, as well as respective rates, below.

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Residence and Apartment Rates

GCU offers options for residence halls and apartments to help meet your lifestyle needs. Use the housing rates listed below to calculate your potential costs.

Residence Hall Rates

Triple Occupancy - Acacia, Camelback, Chaparral, Ironwood, Juniper, Ocotillo, Prescott, Saguaro, Sedona, Willow $2,100 per semester

Double Occupancy - Canyon, Cypress

$2,650 per semester
Double Occupancy - Acacia, Camelback, Chaparral, Ironwood, Juniper, Ocotillo, Prescott, Saguaro, Sedona, Willow $3,000 per semester

Apartment Rates

Single Occupancy - Agave, Agua Fria, Antelope, Cactus, Copper, Diamondback, Encanto, Jerome, Oak Creek, Palo Verde, Papago, Ponderosa, Roadrunner, Salt River, Santa Cruz, Sonora, Turquoise, Verde River $4,000 per semester
Single Occupancy - North Rim $3,500 per semester
Double Occupancy - North Rim $3,250 per semester
Studio Single Occupancy - Papago $3,500 per semester

Summer 2023 Housing Rates

Triple Occupancy $990 per semester
Double Occupancy $1,300 per semester
Apartment $1,650 per semester

Residence Hall Rates

Triple Occupancy - Acacia, Camelback, Chaparral, Ironwood, Juniper, Ocotillo, Prescott, Saguaro, Sedona, Willow $2,100 per semester

Double Occupancy - Canyon, Cypress

$2,750 per semester
Double Occupancy - Acacia, Camelback, Chaparral, Ironwood, Juniper, Ocotillo, Prescott, Saguaro, Sedona, Willow $3,150 per semester

Apartment Rates

Single Occupancy - Agave, Agua Fria, Antelope, Cactus, Copper, Diamondback, Encanto, Jerome, Oak Creek, Palo Verde, Papago, Ponderosa, Roadrunner, Salt River, Santa Cruz, Sonora, Turquoise, Verde River $4,150 per semester
Single Occupancy - North Rim $3,800 per semester
Double Occupancy - North Rim $3,300 per semester
Studio Single Occupancy - Papago $3,600 per semester

Summer 2024 Housing Rates

Apartment $2,000 per semester

All residents commit to housing reservations as an academic year-long lease (both fall and spring semesters) and are charged for housing by the academic year (both fall and spring semesters).

All housing charges are billed to the student's account.

For payment methods and deadlines, contact your university counselor or student services counselor.

All rates include rent, water, electricity and internet. Rates above DO NOT include tax.

 

 

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Meal Plan Rates

Multiple meal plans are offered at GCU to help meet varying budget and lifestyle needs for students. The meal plan rates listed below can help you calculate and prepare for costs.

Meal plans for 2023-24 are Dining Dollars only; all housed students are required to choose a meal plan.

Canyon 250 Commuter students only $250 per semester
Canyon 825 Minimum requirement for returning students in apartments $825 per semester
Canyon 1100 Minimum requirement for new, incoming
students in apartments
$1,100 per semester
Canyon 1450 Minimum requirement for students in residence halls $1,450 per semester
Canyon 1950   $1,900 per semester
Canyon 2250   $2,150 per semester
Canyon 2850   $2,700 per semester

Meal plans for 2024-25 are Dining Dollars only; all housed students are required to choose a meal plan.

Canyon 250 Commuter students only $250 per semester
Canyon 950 Minimum requirement for returning students in apartments $950 per semester
Canyon 1300 Minimum requirement for new, incoming students in apartments $1,300 per semester
Canyon 1700 Minimum requirement for students in residence halls $1,700 per semester
Canyon 2100   $2,050 per semester
Canyon 2450   $2,350 per semester
Canyon 3150   $3,000 per semester

Fees subject to change.

 

 

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Housing and Meal Costs FAQs

Find answers to commonly-asked questions regarding housing, apartment and meal plan rates to help make choices best for your budget and lifestyle when attending GCU.

When deciding which residence hall or apartment to register for, consider how many occupants—or roommates—you would prefer. An occupant refers to a student who will be living in a given space. In a single occupancy room (apartment), a student does not share a bedroom. Most apartments have four bedrooms per suite. Residence halls are set up with double or triple occupancy bedrooms. In a double occupancy room, a student will share a bedroom with one direct roommate. In a triple occupancy room, a student will share a bedroom with two direct roommates. Most residence hall suites have two bedrooms per suite.

If you are an out-of-state student, you would need to provide proof of residence in Arizona for one year to be able to be classified as an Arizona resident. There are certain exceptions to this, such as if the student has a parent who is an Arizona resident.1

It can be helpful to make a list of features that you are looking for in a dorm room, such as air conditioning, closet space, specific furniture items or a loft bed. It’s also important to decide which layout or suite style you are looking for. Take into consideration the social aspect of the dorm community as well. You can then use this list to narrow down your dorm options on campus.

Depending on the apartment floor plan you choose, your apartment may come with different amenities. Floor plans may include any of the following: a full kitchen, living room, breakout rooms, laundry facility on every floor, open community lobby, outdoor courtyard, desk, extra-long twin bed and mattress.

GCU provides flexible options for choosing your meal plan to accommodate different types of students and their meal preferences. All meal plans provide students with a specified amount of Dining Dollars to spend at dining locations on campus. Commuter students can also enroll for a meal plan to meet their needs.

Dining Dollars come with a GCU meal plan and can be used at any dining location. These dollars do not expire and can be used throughout your time at GCU until you graduate.

College meal plans can offer you a variety of food options that may be new and out of your ordinary diet routine. It can be important to establish a schedule of meals and snacks and seek out healthy dining options available at your university. Familiarize yourself with your dining options and what they offer. Look for a variety of fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, whole grains, healthy fats and low-fat dairy options.

GCU offers a wide variety of cafes and restaurant dining options on campus, from salads and flatbreads to pizza to tacos and Mexican-style cuisine. To view a full list of on-campus food options, visit our campus dining page.

1 Arizona Legislature. (n.d.). 15-1802. In-state student status. Retrieved August 18, 2023.

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