We believe that living on-campus in the residence halls and eating at dining locations offering numerous choices is an incomparable value, especially when taking into account all of the services and amenities automatically included in housing rates!

Contract Terms

Ball State's room and board contract is considered a legal, binding document, and students are strongly encouraged to review the contract prior to signing. Students will sign an electronic contract when first agreeing to live on campus. 

Housing Rates

Ball State utilizes a tiered structure for housing rates. These vary by residence hall and room type.

Academic year

The following halls fall under Tier 1:

  • Baker/Klipple – air-conditioned, private or semi-private bathrooms
  • Kinghorn Hall – air-conditioned, private or semi-private bathrooms
  • Park Hall – air-conditioned, private or semi-private bathrooms

tier 1 Rooms and Rates - Academic year

Room Type

23-24 by Semester

23-24 Year

24-25 by Semester

24-25 Year

Double Room

$2,925

$5,850

$3,013

$6,026

Single use of a Double Room*

$3,925

$7,850

$4,013

$8,026

Large Double Room

$3,110

$6,220

$3,203

$6,406

Single Use of a Large Double Room*

$4,091

$8,182

$4,213

$8,426

Single Room

$3,625

$7,250

$3,713

$7,426

Single Room in a Suite

$3,751

$7,502

$3,863

$7,726

Studio

$4,315

$8,630

$4,444

$8,888

Technology Fees

23-24 Technology Fee

  • $80/semester
  • $160/Academic Year

24-25 Technology Fee

  • $100/semester
  • $200/Academic Year

*dependent on availability

The following halls fall under Tier 2:

tier 2 Rooms and Rates - Academic year

Room Type

23-24 by Semester

23-24 Year

24-25 by Semester

24-25 Year

Double Room

$2,694

$5,388

$2,761

$5,522

Single use of a Double Room*

$3,694

$7,388

$3,761

$7,522

Single Room

$3,394

$6,788

$3,461

$6,922

Triple Room

$2,694

$5,388

$2,761

$5,522

Technology Fees

23-24 Technology Fee

  • $80/semester
  • $160/Academic Year

24-25 Technology Fee

  • $100/semester
  • $200/Academic Year

*dependent on availability

The following hall falls under Tier 3:

  • Woodworth – non air-conditioned, community-style bathrooms

tier 3 Rooms and Rates - Academic year

Room Type

23-24 by Semester

23-24 Year

24-25 by Semester

24-25 Year

Double Room

$2,465

$4,930

$2,499

$4,998

Single use of a Double Room*

$3,465

$6,930

$3,499

$6,998

Single Room

$3,165

$6,330

$3,199

$6,398

Technology Fees

23-24 Technology Fee

  • $80/semester
  • $160/Academic Year

24-25 Technology Fee

  • $100/semester
  • $200/Academic Year

*dependent on availability

The following halls fall under Tier 1:

  • Baker/Klipple – air-conditioned, private or semi-private bathrooms
  • Kinghorn Hall – air-conditioned, private or semi-private bathrooms
  • Park Hall – air-conditioned, private or semi-private bathrooms
tier 1 Rooms and Rates - summer

Room Type

Summer 2024 cost per week

Summer 2025 cost per week

Double room

$113

$116

Single use of double room*

$151

$156

Single room

$140

$144

Residence halls utilized for summer housing is up to the discretion of the Office of Housing and Residence Life.
*dependent on availability

The following halls fall under Tier 2:

tier 2 Rooms and Rates - summer

Room Type

Summer 2024 cost per week

Summer 2025 cost per week

Double Room

$102

$104

Single Use of Double Room*

$133

$135

Single Room

$125

$127

Triple Room

$102

$104

Residence halls utilized for summer housing is up to the discretion of the Office of Housing and Residence Life.
*dependent on availability

Meal Plans

All students who live in a residence hall on campus during the Academic Year are required to hold a meal plan. Students will select their meal plan when completing their online housing contract. Learn more about meal plan options and rates on University Dining's website.

View Meal Plan Options and Rates

Paying for Housing

Housing rates, as well as the technology fee, are billed by semester. Students can access their statements, review payment options, and make payments through eBill.

Visit the Student Financial Services website to learn more and to make payments.

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Questions?

If you have additional questions about our rates, please contact us.


Please note:
The rates reflected on our website are updated once approved by Ball State University's Board of Trustees. To understand the process of how and why rates are set and approved, please read the detailed information below.


Each year, a committee of staff members representing the university's Business Affairs and Student Affairs and Enrollment Services divisions meets to create a proposal for residence hall room and board rates for the coming academic year. The proposal is based on anticipated operating expenses, facility maintenance expenses, student programming needs, and other costs. The suggested rate is then proposed to the Ball State Board of Trustees for review and final approval. Room and board rates are the same for residents of Indiana and from other states.

Housing and Residence Life and Ball State Dining are self-sustaining units and are expected to generate all revenue for both operational and capital improvement expenditures. They receive no taxpayer support. As stated in the Housing and Residence Life Mission Statement and the Dining Value Statement, both areas make every effort to operate in as cost-effective a manner as possible and work very hard to keep an annual rate increase to the lowest possible amount so room and board remains accessible to all students.