Application Instructions

After submitting the Enrollment Deposit (priority deadline is May 1, 2014!) all Incoming Students must complete either the online Housing Application OR the Request to Commute Application.

How to Pay the Housing Deposit

To pay the $250 Housing Deposit, log into MyBiola, on the "Student Finances" tab select "Manage My Account." On the new page that opens, select the "E-Deposits" tab, select the appropriate semester, and choose to pay the "Undergrad Housing Deposit" with your credit card. You will then have access to complete the Housing Application. Please note: you should have immediate access to complete your Housing Application, but in rare cases it may take a few minutes or hours to update your access to the Housing Application. See the Admissions What's Next page for more information on paying the Housing Deposit.

How to Apply for Biola Housing

Residency Requirement: Any student under 20 years old by the first day of Fall Classes (Wednesday, August 27) is REQUIRED to live on campus or commute from home.

The Biola Housing Application for all students is available beginning Friday, February 14 until August 27. A PDF walk-through of the process is available here.  Access the Housing Application on MyBiola>Student tab>MyHousing>ApplyOnline>2014-2015 Incoming Student Application.

How to Request to Commute

The Request to Commute Application for ALL COMMUTERS is available beginning Friday, February 14 and until August 27. A PDF walk-through of the process is available here.  Access the Request to Commute application on MyBiola>Student tab>MyHousing>ApplyOnline>2014-2015 Request to Commute.

All students under 20 years old by the first day of Fall Classes (Wednesday, August 27) are REQUIRED to live on campus or commute from their parents' home.

If a student who is under age 20 plans to commute from home, they must complete the Request to Commute Application. Afterwards, they will receive an email with approval or denial to commute.

Students 20 years of age or older are automatically approved to commute; however, the Application must be completed.

Fall 2014-Spring 2015 Housing Assignments

• After completing your Housing Application, you can request a specific roommate from other Incoming Students by name before Tuesday, May 6. Just follow these roommate selection instructions [PDF]. The system will only let you find roommates by name who have already completed their Housing Application. So if you can't find your friend when searching by name, please make sure they have already completed their Housing Application.

• Priority Housing Assignments are given to students who apply between Friday, Feb. 14 - Thursday, May 1 (National Deadline for Enrollment Deposit). Any remaining openings will be given to students who apply on or after Friday, May 2.

• Be aware that the Housing Application contains the Housing Contract. Once the application is submitted, the Contract is binding and cancellation deadlines and fees may apply.  See the Housing Handbook cancellation section and important dates section for more details.

• Fall 2014-Spring 2015 Housing Assignments will be available on MyBiola>Student>MyHousing>Overview:
   •For students who apply for Housing on or before May 1: June 15 
   •For students who apply after May 1: July 15 or earlier

Incoming Students: Cancelling Housing

Written notice of Housing cancellation must be received before July 1 to avoid cancellation fees and Housing Deposit forfeit. See the Housing Handbook on Housing Cancellations and Housing Deposits for more information.


Students Under 18

Students under 18 years old at the time of completing the Housing Contract must print out the Housing Contract and have their parents/guardians sign and mail the contract to:
Biola University
Attn: Housing Department
13800 Biola Avenue
La Mirada, CA 90639

You may find a copy of the Housing Contract attached to confirmation email sent to your Biola inbox after you have completed the Housing Application. You may print and sign the Housing Contract from there and mail it to the Housing Office.

The Housing Contract and Application will not be considered complete until the parent/guardian signature portion is received and processed by the Housing Department. Housing Assignments will not be made until the Housing Contract and Application are completed.

Biola University
13800 Biola Ave. La Mirada, CA 90639