Housing & Meal Plan Rates


lmu housing and meal plan rates

Housing Rates

All rates are for the 2022-2023 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. A meal plan is required in all traditional res halls.

BuildingSexTypeAnnual Cost
Del Rey North Coed Double $11,970.00
Del Rey North Coed Single $14,364.00
Del Rey South Coed Double $11,970.00
Del Rey South Coed Single $14,364.00
Desmond Coed Double $11,970.00
Doheny Female Double $11,970.00
McKay* Coed Double $12,830.00
Palm North Coed Double $13,365.00
Palm North Coed Single $16,038.00
Rosecrans Coed Double $11,970.00
Whelan Coed Double $11,970.00

*Traditional style housing rate.


Suite-Style Residence Halls: 

All suite-style halls are coed, smoke-free buildings and are closed during winter break. A meal plan is required.

BuildingTypeAnnual Cost
McCarthy Suite $12,830.00
McKay Suite $12,830.00
Rains Suite  $12,830.00
McCarthy Private Double $13,471.50
Rains Private Double $13,471.50
McCarthy Single Suite $15,396.00
Rains Single Suite $15,396.00


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

BuildingTypeAnnual Cost
Hannon Apt. Double $13,940.00
Leavey 4 Apt. Double $13,940.00
Leavey 5 Apt. Double $13,940.00
Leavey 6 Apt. Double $13,940.00
Palm South Apt. Double $15,100.00
Palm South Apt. Single $18,120.00
Palm South  Pod Double $14,280.00
Palm South Pod Single $17,136.00
O'Malley Apt. Double $13,940.00
Tenderich Apt. Double $13,890.00

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

Off-Campus Houses

Double Room


Off-Campus Houses

Single Room



Graduate Housing:

BuildingTypeFall Cost**Spring Cost**
Playa del Oro Single Room* $12,437.36 $12,368.64
Playa del Oro Double Room* $8,807.33 $8,758.67
Graduate House Single Room $11,650.61 $11,586.24
Graduate House Double Room $9,708.84 $9,655.20

*All LMU @ PDO apartments are 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom.
**Please note that Summer cost is included in these charges as graduate housing is a 12-month commitment. Each resident will be charged a residency fee only, 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 four pre-paid, non-refundable LION 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, beginning Fall 2022. 

Meal Plans

All students living in the residence halls are required to purchase one of the four plans. Commuter and apartment residents are not required to have a meal plan but may purchase any of the plans through the online application.

Which Plan Should I Purchase?

This is one of the most frequently asked questions. Plan L is for the student who will not miss any meals and who will be on campus most weekends. Plan I is for the hearty eater who may not be on campus some weekends. Light eaters 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 not carry forward from one academic year to the next. 

2022 - 2023
Meal Plans 
Fall '22Spring '23Total Cost / Year
L - Plan $2,716 $2,716 $5,432
I - Plan $2,340 $2,340 $4,680
O - Plan $2,064 $2,064 $4,128
N - Plan $1,916 $1,916 $3,832


Meal Plan Changes

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