Housing for PSR Students
Pacific School of Religion is committed to partnering with students in making theological education accessible. To this end, resources from PSR’s endowment, annual fundraising, and ancillary income are used to support the education of students in PSR’s various programs. Through the use of these resources, PSR is able to offer its education at tuition levels that are well below the actual cost of delivering the education.
Additionally, PSR provides housing—managed by Hudson McDonald—that is offered to PSR students at a significant discount from prevailing housing costs in our area. In order to best steward the use of these properties for its educational mission, PSR has established the following requirements for PSR students to qualify for subsidized housing:
Students must be currently enrolled and in good academic standing. Students must take a minimum of 15 units in an academic year, including summer and intersession, with no less than 6 units in any given semester. DMin students must be enrolled a minimum of 7.5 in an academic year, with no less than 3 units in any given semester. The priority deadline for housing for new students is March 31. After March 31, there is no guaranteed housing preference for PSR students.
We understand that sometimes life gets in the way. Students may request a leave of absence for one semester throughout their time receiving subsidized housing rates. Students must early-register for the following semester after their leave of absence to continue to qualify for subsidized housing.
The priority deadline for housing for Fall Semester entry is March 31 each year. After March 31, housing is offered on a first come, first served basis to students from the Berkeley area. There is no guaranteed housing for Spring entry.
Students can qualify for housing for a maximum number of years based on the program they are in as follows:
- MDiv—5 years
- MTS—3 years
- MAST—3 years
- DMin—2 years
- Certificate 1 year—Adding a certificate to a degree will not add additional time to subsidized housing if previously enrolled in another PSR program.
Note: If exceptions to these rules are made, subsidized housing rates do not apply.
Units will be assigned according to number of residents as follows:
- Dorm room—single student
- One bedroom—couple, couple and 1 child, parent and 1 or 2 children
Residential Fee Payment Policy for PSR Students
To assist students in making prompt payments towards housing, which is managed by Hudson McDonald and is subsidized by PSR, residential fees (rent) will be deducted from financial aid.
Students will see residential fee charges on the statement of account available on the SONIS Student Portal.
Financial aid will first be applied towards tuition and fees. Any remaining financial aid will then be applied towards residential costs. After financial aid has been applied to residential costs, any remaining balance can be paid by:
- Lump sum payment by check or credit/debit card to PSR’s Office of Academic Affairs; or
- Automatic debit (ACH) from your bank account in four monthly payments on the first of each month through Hudson McDonald. ACH must be set up for each semester.
Because of financial aid regulations, those who will be with us during the summer, residential fees are payable directly to Hudson McDonald by ACH withdrawal by the first of the month, June, July and August.
We appreciate your making payments on time. In order to ensure we can sustain student housing, failure to make payments on time may result in the following:
- The business office will put a hold on student account preventing the student from making registration changes for the current term, registering for next term, graduating, receiving their diploma or receiving any transcripts from PSR;
- Loss of housing; and
- Referral to an outside collection agency.
The priority deadline for housing for each fall semester is April 1.
After April 1, housing is offered on a first-come, first-served basis to students from the Berkeley area. There is no guaranteed housing for Spring entry.
For Residence Hall (Per Month):
Apartments (Per Month):
Effective July 1, 2021
Other Fees (per semester):