Room & Meal Plan Rates 2020–21

Residents of Residence Halls are required to have at least a 10-meal-per-week dining plan.

Housing rates listed below are based on planned room occupancy:

  • two persons per room in residence hall double rooms
  • three persons per room in residence hall designated triple rooms *
  • three persons per room in Hope and Horton permanent triples
  • one person per room in Hope and Horton permanent singles
  • three persons per apartment in Welch
  • four persons per apartment in Li, La Mirada, Tropicana, Lido Mirada, Beachcomber and Tradewinds two-bedroom units
  • two or three persons per apartment in Beachcomber, Lido Mirada, and Tradewinds one-bedroom units.

*Residents of designated triple occupancy rooms pay a reduced housing rate for the semester. The discounted rate does NOT apply to permanent triples.

Should an emergency arise on campus that requires us to create temporary overflow triple or quadruple rooms, no discounts will be given.

All housing charges for the academic year and summer are prorated on a daily basis.

2020–21 Undergraduate Housing Per Person Rates

Prices listed are PER ACADEMIC YEAR

Residence Halls

Residence Hall Single Occupancy Double Occupancy Permanent Triple
Alpha Hall ---$5,844 ---
Blackstone Hall Economy Double ---$5,290 ---
Blackstone Hall Large Double ---$6,400 ---
Hart Hall ---$5,844 ---
Hope Hall ---$6,400 $6,400
Horton Hall ---$6,400 $6,400
Sigma Hall ---$5,844 ---
Stewart Hall ---$5,844 ---
Thompson Hall ---$5,844 ---
Designated Single (Blackstone, Hope, Horton or Sigma) $8,560 --- ---


Students living in a Designated Triple room will pay reduced housing charges (approximately 25% discount).

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Biola Apartments

Apartment Building No. of Bedrooms No. of Occupants Rate Per Academic Year
Li Apartments 2 bedrooms 4 occupants $6,450
Welch Apartments 1 bedroom 3 occupants $6,000
Beachcomber Apartments 1 bedroom 2 occupants $6,980
Beachcomber Apartments 1 bedroom 3 occupants $5,920
Beachcomber Apartments 2 bedroom 4 occupants $6,000
La Mirada Apartments 2 bedroom 4 occupants $6,000
La Mirada Apartments 2 bedroom 5 occupants $6,000
Lido Mirada Apartments 1 bedroom 2 occupants $6,980
Lido Mirada Apartments 1 bedroom 3 occupants $5,920
Lido Mirada Apartments 2 bedroom 4 occupants $6,000
Tradewinds Apartments 1 bedroom 2 occupants $6,980
Tradewinds Apartments 1 bedroom 3 occupants $5,920
Tradewinds Apartments 2 bedroom 4 occupants $6,000
Tropicana Apartments 2 bedroom 4 occupants $6,000

Beachcomber, La Mirada, Lido Mirada, Tradewinds and Tropicana apartments are considered “on-campus” living for Financial Aid purposes, even though they are physically located off campus.

Summer Housing Rates

Dates Price
Summer 2020: May 10-August 26, 2020 $1,450 for 109 days, $13.30/day
Summer 2021: May 9-August 25, 2021 $1,550 for 109 days, $14.22/day

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Meal Plan Rates 2020–21

Modified Meal Plan Offerings for Fall 2020 

Meal plan offerings have changed due to the reduced on-campus student population and shortened Fall term (August 27th to November 24th) 

Options for Approved On-Campus Residents
Students Living in Residence Halls Aug 27th-Nov 24th
15 meals per week (no Flex dollars) $1,825/semester
20 meals per week (no Flex dollars)$1,929/semester
120 block plan $1,460/semester
Students living in ApartmentsAug 27th-Nov 24th
20 block (no Flex dollars) $243/semester

Apartment Residents are not required to have a meal plan, but may voluntarily purchase any of the above meal plans.

Normal Meal Plan Offerings

The options below are not being offered for Fall 2020, but remain published for reference. At this time Spring 2021 meal plan options have not been finalized.

Meal Plan Price Per Semester
20 Flex Meal Plan (includes $150 Flex dollars) $2,607
15 Flex Meal Plan (includes $150 Flex dollars) $2,463
12 Flex Meal Plan (includes $150 Flex dollars) $2,100
10 Flex Meal Plan (includes $150 Flex dollars) $1,941
10 Meal Plan (no Flex dollars) $1,807
175 Block Plan: 175 “any time” meals (includes $150 Flex dollars) $2,280

For Apartment Residents and Commuter Students Only

Meal Plan Price Per Semester
5 Flex Meal Plan (includes $50 Flex dollars) $816
20 Block Plan: 20 “any time” meals (includes $350 Flex dollars) $578

Any prorated adjustments due to cancellation or changes of meal plans will be reflected on the student’s account. All questions regarding meal plan changes, meal plan billing, etc. should be addressed to the Associate Director, Auxiliary Services Operations at (562) 944-0351, ext. 5813 or dining.services@biola.edu.

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