Housing & Meal Plan Rates

lmu housing and meal plan rates

Housing Rates

All rates are for the 2024-2025 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.

Building Sex Type Annual Cost
Del Rey North Coed Double $13,215.00
Del Rey North Coed Single $15,858.00
Del Rey South Coed Double $13,215.00
Del Rey South Coed Single $15,858.00
Desmond Coed Double $13,120.00
Doheny Female Double $13,120.00
McKay* Coed Double $14,145.00
Palm North Coed Double $14,735.00
Palm North Coed Single $17,685.00
Rosecrans Coed Double $13,120.00
Whelan Coed Double $13,120.00

*Traditional style housing rate.

Suite-Style Residence Halls

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

Building Type Annual Cost
McCarthy Suite $14,280.00
McKay Suite $15,109.00
Rains Suite  $14,280.00
McCarthy Private Double $14,994.00
Rains Private Double $14,994.00
McCarthy Single Suite $17,136.00
Rains Single Suite $17,136.00


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

Building Type Annual Cost
Hannon Apt. Double $15,355.00
Leavey 4 Apt. Double $15,355.00
Leavey 5 Apt. Double $15,355.00
Leavey 6 Apt. Double $15,355.00
Palm South Apt. Double $16,770.00
Palm South Apt. Single $20,120.00
Palm South Pod Double $15,745.00
Palm South Pod Single $18,895.00
O'Malley Apt. Double $15,355.00
Tenderich Apt. Double $15,300.00

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.

Building Type Annual Cost

Undergraduate Houses

Double Room
(Academic Year)


Undergraduate Houses

Single Room
(Academic Year)


2024-2025 LMU @ Playa del Oro Graduate Housing

Building Type Fall Cost** Spring Cost**
Playa del Oro Single Room* $13,583.50 $13,583.50
Playa del Oro Double Room* $9,595.68 $9,595.68

*All apartments are 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom. **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?

This is one of the most challenging questions to answer due to the widely varying eating habits of college students. Broadly speaking, here are the recommendations listed below.

"L" Plan

The recommended plan for students who eat most of their meals on campus. Budgeted for roughly 18 meals per week.

"I" Plan 

An ideal plan for residential students who frequently eat on campus, but occasionally forgo breakfast or purchase meals off campus. Budgeted for roughly 16 meals per week.

"O" Plan

The recommended plan for the students who eat a significant number of meals off campus or prepare many of their meals in an on-campus apartment. Budgeted for roughly 14 meals per week.

"N" Plan 

The recommended plan for students who live off-campus or enjoy just a small number of meals and snacks on campus. Budgeted for roughly 12 meals per week.

"A" Plan

The recommended plan for students who live in apartments on campus. 

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 the fall to spring semesters but will expire at the end of the Spring semester. *Refer to Academic Calendar for specific dates

2024 - 2025
Meal Plans
Fall 2024 Spring 2025 Total Cost/Year
L - Plan $3,211.00 $3,211.50 $6,422
I - Plan $2,831.00 $2,831.00 $5,662
O - Plan $2,486.00 $2,486.50 $4,972
N - Plan $2,361.00 $2,361.00 $4,722
A - Plan $600 $600 $1,200

Meal Plan Changes

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