Residence Rates

North Bay Residence Housing Rates (2023/24)

Chancellors House, Governors House and Founders House

(Suite Style Complex)

Total Residence Fees $ 7,140.00
Residence Deposit** Deadline June 1st $    400.00*
1st Installment due September 18, 2023 $ 3,500.00
2nd Installment due January 19, 2024 $ 3,240.00
* a $100 refundable damage deposit is included   

Grey Townhouse Residence Complex

Total Residence Fees $ 6,397.00
Residence Deposit**Deadline June 1st $    400.00*
1st Installment due September 18, 2023 $ 3,500.00
2nd Installment due January 19, 2024 $ 2,497.00
* a $100 refundable damage deposit is included   

** Although we accept deposits after the June 1st deadline, to be considered for a spot in Residence in our first round of placements the $400 deposit must be received by the June 1st deadline.  

For payment info please see the Nipissing University Finance Office Web site here. Please note - One Semester occupancy rates will differ, please contact for further details.

Residence fees include:

  • $100 Damage Deposit. The deposit is a damage/cleaning deposit that is held on account throughout a student’s term in Residence. Upon final checkout, an assessment is done of the student’s accommodation and any damages/cleaning charges will be assessed against this deposit.
  • Basic cable service. There is a cable outlet in all common living rooms and bedrooms.
  • Wireless and wired internet.

Residence Application Deposit

The $400.00 residence deposit includes a $25.00 non-refundable application fee. Payments can be made in person to the Finance Office, by mail, or online through students’ personal banking. If paying by cheque or money order, please print your full name and student number on the cheque or money order. If paying online, please log onto your banking website, click on Bill Payment, set Nipissing up as a payee and when it asks you for your account number enter your Nipissing student number (minus the letter).

Please Note: Once a student has received notice of a placement, should they choose to cancel their application they will only be eligible to receive the $100 damage deposit as refund.

RETURNING STUDENTS ONLY: To be considered for one of our limited enrollment early placements, current/returning students must complete their 2024 Residence application and pay their full $400 deposit.  If you qualify for one of the limited enrollment placements, the Residence Life department will reach out to you via your student email account prior to the end of the semester to inform you that you have secured a placement for the 24/25 school year. 

Please note - the earlier you apply and pay your deposit the better chance you give yourself of securing a placement.  All completed applications received after we reach the limited enrollment number will be placed on the waitlist for consideration in the July placement draw.  

Please Note:  The Nipissing University Finance department Policy states that,  "Payments from students with outstanding balances from current or previous terms that may be intended as future residence or tuition deposits will first be applied against the existing outstanding balance, and not treated as a deposit payment."


** When students are assigned a room placement in residence, they are responsible for the FULL PAYMENT of their residence fees for the academic year. The installment payment plan, which consists of two payments in addition to the deposit fee, is an option for students, instead of paying their full fees upfront.

Other Costs:

  • Meal Plans: All of our residences are equipped with refrigerators and stoves  allowing students to provide for their own meals. Meal plans at Nipissing University are optional. Click here for more information about meal plans.
  • Parking: Must be arranged separately upon arrival with Security Services. Rates vary depending on parking lot assignment within the University. For more information on parking please contact Security Services at (705) 474-3450 extension 5555.
  • Ethernet Cords/Cable Cords: It is recommended that you provide your own Ethernet and Television cable cords when arriving at residence. A limited supply may be available upon move-in for direct purchase from the University Campus Shop. 

Optional Services:

Reserved Residence Plug-In Parking Space:  $100.00 (for the purpose of block heaters, not available for purchase until end of October)​​

Reserved Residence Plug-In Parking Space for the purpose of electric​ vehicles, please contact us directly at for permission and rates.