Fees for accommodation and the meal plan program are determined by the members each year at a General Member Meeting. Fees are set to allow us to provide both quality and affordable housing. Kingston Student Housing Co-op is a non-profit organization that strives to maintain an affordable cost of living. Utilities, cleaning supplies, monthly cleaning of common areas, and furnishings are included in your fees.

Fee Listing 2019/2020

Member Accommodation Fees:

Length of ContractDate RangeRateRates Include
12 MonthsSept 1st – Aug 31st$ 6,885.65
  • Utilities
  • Low Impact Energy
  • Furnishings
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Monthly Cleaning of Common Areas
  • House Manager Program
  • Social Events
  • Member Board
8 MonthsSept 1st – April 30th$ 5,440.65
4 MonthsSept 1st – Dec 31st$ 3,392.50
4 MonthsJan 1st – April 30th$ 3,392.50
Summer Months – MemberMay 1st – Aug 31st$ 350/month
Member Summer OnlyMay 1st – Aug 31st$ 400/month
Member Storage OnlyMay 1st – Aug 31st$ 150/month

Laundry Fee: $45.00 per semester or $11.25 per month. (New system) Coins are not required to run laundry machines. Laundry detergent available at machines to members who choose to use it.

Meal Plan Fees:

  • Option 1 (meal plan members):
  • September to April (8 month lease)
  • 16 meals per week
  • $2,766.43
  • Option 2 (meal plan members):
  • September to December
    January to April (4 month lease)
  • 16 meals per week
  • $1,400.00
  • Option 3 (non meal plan member):
  • September to April (up to 8 months)
  • 10 meals per term
  • $130

* The meal plan program for non-meal plan members has been put in place by the board of directors to encourage the opportunity for members from both meal plan and non-meal plan programs to meet in a positive setting.

Room Size Adjustment:

Please note that room size charges are a one-time payment. The fees listed here are for an 8-month lease. The 4-month room size charges are exactly half of the 8-month fees.

View Room Size Examples (link to blog that shows all the room size options)

X-Small3 rooms-$40080 sq. ft (<7.30m2)
Small24 rooms-$20081-100 sq ft (7.53m2 – 9.29 m2)
Regular62 rooms$0100-125 sq ft (9.29-11.61 m2)
Medium38 rooms$275125-150 sq ft (11.61-13.94 m2)
Large34 rooms$550150-175 sq ft (13.94-16.26 m2)
X-Large6 rooms$825175-200 sq ft (16.26-18.58 m2)
Jumbo4 rooms$1,110200+ sq ft (18.58+ m2)
*Note: Rooms at 374/376 Earl St., and 287 Alfred St. are charged a $100/month premium.

Laundry Fee: $45.00 per semester. (New system) Coins are not required to run laundry machines. Laundry detergent available at machines to members who choose to use it.

New Member Fees:

Refundable Capital Loan:$50 (Payable after 4 years)
Refundable Performance Deposit:$300 (Paid with room deposit, payable after departure)
One Time Membership fee:$25

Payment Schedule

Fees for an 8-month lease are normally paid in three installments: a $750 deposit, September 30th fees and January 31st fees. Fees for a 4-month lease are paid in two installments: a $750 deposit and September 30th or January 31st Fees. Payments can be made in cash, money order, debit, or cheque made out to ‘Science’44 Co-operative Inc.’

First Payment

$750 deposit upon acceptance. This deposit includes a $450 deposit towards your accommodation fees, as well as a $300 refundable performance deposit. Should you cancel you reservation (this must be done in writing or via email), this amount is refunded on the following sliding scale:

September EnrollmentJanuary EnrollmentRefund
On or before April 30thOn or before October 30th$600
May 1st to June 30thNovember 1st to November 15th$500
July 1st to July 30thNovember 16th to November 29th$400
August 1st to August 31stNovember 30th to December 31st$300
After September 1stAfter January 1st$0

Second Payment

8-month lease: 62.5% of outstanding fees plus new member fees by September 30th

4-month lease: 100% of outstanding fees plus new member fees by September 30th or January 31st

Third Payment

8-month lease: Remaining balance of fees by January 31st

Payment Options

All payments must be made in Canadian funds. All fees associated with payments will be transferred back to the Member.

In the form of:
  • Canadian Currency
  • Personal cheque drawn on a Canadian bank account

All cheques and money orders are payable to: ‘Science 44 Kingston Student Housing’

  • Money Order
  • Transferwise – box 1 – 001, box 2 -24762, box 3 – 0001996611 (Please include the email).
  • E-transfer
  • Debit
  • Bank transfer (International students only $771.50):

Please take into consideration that our bank will deduct a service charge of approximately $21.50 from the amount of the transfer. Science ’44 Co-operative does not cover this charge. Therefore, if you are paying for your deposit via an International Bank Transfer, your deposit total should be $771.50 CAD