Easy on the budget, rich in experience
UCHA is run by students working together to bring the cost of living down.
On average, residents pay about $660 per month which INCLUDES:
19 meals per week (vegetarians, vegans welcome)
In-room internet (connections are quite good!)
All utilities (electricity, gas, water, trash removal)
The option to change rooms periodically
ALL PRICES ARE PER PERSON, and are for an entire 11-week quarter (dates as set by UCLA). Summer sessions are approximately 6 weeks and the rate is approximately one half of the regular quarter rate. While rates are for the entire quarter, members will receive monthly statements due the first of each month.
Most parking spots cost $150 per quarter. See the Facilities page for details.
All members must also contribute by doing a 4-hour chore shift each week and one extra 4-hour project sometime during the quarter, as well as taking their turn at bathroom cleaning. These efforts do more than keep living very affordable, they are a vital part of the experience. Not only is it another chance to connect with the community, but leadership opportunities abound!
Rates are changed once per year, per the Annual Cost Of Living Adjustment (COLA). The new rate becomes effective in the fall quarter.
UCHA does not offer or contract a specific room or building. Applicants with a reservation are admitted to the organization but not to a specific room or building. Ordinarily, you are assigned a temporary room for the first week and then you select your room during the Bump process (See FAQ page for details). However, due to Covid19 we have a modified process, explained in the Covid-19 web page.
New members are required to pay a one-time, non-refundable membership fee of $200 and a refundable security deposit of $1,200, both due at check-in.
Housing contracts are offered on a quarterly basis, so a minimum stay of one quarter or one summer session is required. If you are continuing your stay from one quarter to the next, there is NO CHARGE for the break days (between sessions). However, if you move in before the official check-in day or stay after the official check-out day, there is an additional charge of $30 per day (or prevailing rate). These extra stays are only offered during the official break period and are contingent upon space availability and must have prior approval. Contracts will automatically renew between quarters unless you provide the office 30 days notice of your intent to check-out.
RATES PER PERSON
Rates are for the entire quarter and include 19 meals each week.
(Triple= 3 persons in one room, Double= 2 persons in one room etc.)
DUE TO COVID-19, OUR TRIPLE ROOMS ARE TEMPORARILY CONVERTED TO DOUBLES.
Triple (regular): $1,973/quarter
Triple (small): $1,852/quarter