Housing & Meal Plan Rates


lmu housing and meal plan rates

Housing Rates

All rates are for the 2023-2024 Academic Year. Rates for all buildings are subject to change and are increased annually. You will be charged the rate listed below for the particular room or apartment to which you are assigned, even if that building, room or apartment was not ranked among your preferences on the online application. Please contact the Student Housing Office for detailed information


Traditional residence halls are smoke-free buildings.

BuildingSexTypeAnnual Cost
Del Rey North Coed Double $12,585.00
Del Rey North Coed Single $15,102.00
Del Rey South Coed Double $12,585.00
Del Rey South Coed Single $15,102.00
Desmond Coed Double $12,495.00
Doheny Female Double $12,495.00
McKay* Coed Double $12,610.00
Palm North Coed Double $14,035.00
Palm North Coed Single $16,842.00
Rosecrans Coed Double $12,495.00
Whelan Coed Double $12,495.00

*Traditional style housing rate.


Suite-Style Residence Halls: 

All suite-style halls are coed, smoke-free buildings and are closed during winter break. 

BuildingTypeAnnual Cost
McCarthy Suite $13,600.00
McKay Suite $13,470.00
Rains Suite  $13,600.00
McCarthy Private Double $14,280.00
Rains Private Double $14,280.00
McCarthy Single Suite $16,320.00
Rains Single Suite $16,320.00


All apartments are coed, smoke-free buildings and remain open during winter break. Rates include utilities. 

BuildingTypeAnnual Cost
Hannon Apt. Double $14,625.00
Leavey 4 Apt. Double $14,625.00
Leavey 5 Apt. Double $14,625.00
Leavey 6 Apt. Double $14,625.00
Palm South Apt. Double $15,970.00
Palm South Apt. Single $19,164.00
Palm South  Pod Double $14,995.00
Palm South Pod Single $17,994.00
O'Malley Apt. Double $14,625.00
Tenderich Apt. Double $14,570.00

LMU Off-Campus Houses:

All houses are coed, smoke-free and remain open during winter break. Rates include basic utilities. A meal plan is optional.

BuildingTypeAnnual Cost

Undergraduate Houses

Double Room
(Academic Year)


Undergraduate Houses

Single Room
(Academic Year)


The Graduate House

Double Room
(Calendar Year)


The Graduate House

Single Room
(Academic Year)


The Graduate House

XL Single
(Academic Year)



The Pride & LMU @ Playa del Oro Graduate Housing:

BuildingTypeFall Cost**Spring Cost**
Playa del Oro Single Room*^ $12,936.66 $12,936.66
Playa del Oro Double Room* $9,138.74 $9,138.74

*All apartments are 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom.
^Single Rooms are not available in The Pride.
**Summer cost is included in these charges as this is a 12-month commitment. Each resident will be charged a residency fee, twice per year, once per semester in both July (for Fall) and November (for Spring). These charges will appear on your student account along with other University semester expenses.

Meal Plan Rates

Dining Services offers five pre-paid, non-refundable meal plans. Each plan contains LION Dollars, which are declining balance accounts. Conveniently accessed with your OneCard, your plan can be used to purchase food for yourself, friends and guests in one of our many outstanding campus dining venues. Meal plans will be active through the end of the academic year (end of Spring semester). 

Meal Plans

All students living on campus are required to purchase one of the five plans. Students in apartments are required to have at minimum the A Plan but may purchase any of the plans through the online application. Students in residence halls (including suite style buildings) are required to have at minimum the N Plan.

*The A Meal Plan is only available to students living in an apartment.

Which Plan Should I Purchase?

Which Plan Should I Purchase?

This is one of the most challenging questions to answer due to the widely varying eating habits of college students. Broadly speaking, Plan L is a good match for the student who consumes most of their meals on campus (approx. 18 meals/week), while Plan I is for the student who occasionally skips breakfast or spends a significant amount of time off-campus (approx. 16 meals/week). Light eaters or students who prepare some of their meals in on-campus apartments usually find the O and N plans sufficient.

LION Dollar Plans:

All LION plans are credited to the student’s OneCard in semester increments. The balances of each LION Dollars will carry forward from fall to spring semesters, but will expire at the end of Spring semester. *Refer to Academic Calendar for specific dates

2023 - 2024
Meal Plans 
Fall 2023Spring 2024Total Cost/Year
L - Plan $2,933.50 $2,933.50 $5,867
I - Plan $2,621.00 $2,621.00 $5,242
O - Plan $2,270.50 $2,270.50  $4,541
N - Plan $2,146.00  $2,146.00  $4,292
A - Plan $425  $425  $850


Meal Plan Changes

Students are only able to make changes to their meal plan the 3rd week of the Fall semester.