lmu housing and meal plan rates

Housing Rates

All rates are for the 2019-2020 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. Rates for students in overassigned/overflow spaces are prorated 20% for each day in the overassigned/temporary conditions. Students living in single housing will be charged an increased rate. Please contact the Student Housing Office for detailed information.

Traditional Residence Halls

All traditional residence halls are smoke-free buildings and are closed during winter break. A meal plan is required.

BuildingGenderAnnual Cost
Del Rey North Coed $10,375.00
Del Rey South Coed $10,375.00
Desmond Female $10,375.00
Doheny Coed $10,375.00
McKay* Coed $10,780.00
Rosecrans Coed $10,375.00
Whelan Coed $10,375.00

*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 $11,110.00
McKay Suite $10,780.00
Rains Suite $11,110.00
McCarthy Private Double $11,335.00
Rains Private Double $11,335.00
McCarthy Single Suite $13,332.00
Rains Single Suite $13,332.00


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

BuildingGenderAnnual Cost
Hannon Coed $12,705.00
Leavey 4 Coed $12,705.00
Leavey 5 Coed $12,705.00
Leavey 6 Coed $12,705.00
O'Malley Coed $12,705.00
Tenderich Coed $12,550.00

LMU Off-Campus Houses



Fall/Spring Cost




$12,170/Double Occupancy


Playa Del Oro



Single Occupancy Bedroom

$10,830.00 / $11,070

Double Occupancy Bedroom

$7,418.00 / $7,582.00


*Please note that Summer cost is included in these charges. Each resident will be charged a residency fee only twice per year, once per semester in both July 2019 (Fall) and January 2020 (Spring). These charges will appear on your student account.

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

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. All Lion Dollar Plans expire on the last of July.

Meal PlansLION
2019/2020 Cost per Academic Year $4,500.00 $4,100.00 $3,700.00 $3,300.00
2019/2020 Cost per Semester $2,250.00 $2,050.00 $1,850.00 $1,650.00


Meal Plan Changes

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

No changes are allowed during the spring semester unless a student is new for the spring semester.