RobinsonBanner Grand Valley Housing

Damages & Charges

Charges are used by the Office of Housing and Residence Life to reduce damage, protect residents, and to stabilize housing costs. These charges are billed directly to the students account by the Office of Housing and Residence Life. Bills/charges may be paid online or at the service windows at the Student Services Building in Allendale or DeVos Building C downtown.

Individual room/apartment damages will be assessed by the full-time professional staff after departure/check-out or throughout the course of the year.  It is the responsibility of the occupant(s) to pay for the replacement or repair of damaged property within a resident’s room or in areas adjacent to it (i.e., windows, doors, and suite study areas). If you have any questions about this policy, see your Apartment Director/Living Center Director/Assistant AD/Assistant LCD.

Fees may also be assessed within the community for actions including, but not limited to, leaving bags of trash in the hallway or propping exterior building doors. Public area damage remaining after final check out (or not assessed during the semester ) will be divided and charged to each resident’s billing account.

The fees/charges listed below are not an exhaustive list, and other charges may be added at the discretion of Housing staff. If you have a question about a fee or charge, please review your student account in MyBanner and/or call Housing at (616) 331-2120.

 

 

 

Violation/Description

Charge

Additional Cleaning during Break

$50

minimum

Additional Cleaning, Trash Removal &Abandoned Items

$25

minimum

Alcohol/Empty Containers

$50

 

Approved Window Air Conditioner

$100

 

Bathroom Cleaning (except Traditional Style)

$50

minimum

Bikes in Room or Building

$25

 

Candles/Incense

$50

 

Carbon Monoxide Alarms - Removal/Tampering

$100

 

Extended Stay Fee

$30

per day

Failure to Defrost/Clean Refrigerator at Checkout

$25

 

Failure to Prepare Room for New Roommate

$50

 

Failure to Vacate in Emergency Fire

$50

 

Health/Hazardous Substance Fee

$100

 

Improper Checkout (missing checkout appointment, failure to vacate, etc.)

$25 -$100

 

Improper Loft/Bunk Bed Assembly

$50

 

Improper Room Layout at Checkout (includes lofting and furniture location)

$50

 

Lockout - Excessive Lockouts (4 times/LCD Discretion)

$50

 

Lockout/Temp Key/Card Loan

$10

 

Lost/Broken Access Card

$25

 

Lost Key - Recore

$35

minimum

Lost Key - Replacement Key

$10

per key

Lost Laundry Card

$25

 

Multiple Room Change Fee

$25

 

Removal or Relocation of Public Furniture

$100

minimum

Smoke Detector - Removal/Tampering

$200

minimum

Unapproved Arrival or Departure (failure to vacate)

$100

 

Unauthorized Appliances (Including  Unauthorized Window Air Conditioners)

$75

 

Unauthorized Opening of Fire Doors & Propping of Exterior Doors

$50

 

Unauthorized Pets (additional cleaning charges may apply)

$50

minimum

Unauthorized Room Change

$75

 

Unauthorized Wireless Router

$100

 

Window Screen Removal

$25

 

 

 

 

Repairs & Cleaning  - Damage Charges

Item

Charge

Cable/TV Port

$50

minimum

Fire Extinguisher

$200

minimum

Telephone/Internet Port

$20

minimum

Bathroom Cabinets

$20

minimum

Bathroom Drawers

$20

minimum

Blinds

$10

minimum

Carpet (Cleaning, Stains, Small Tears) Less than 1 square foot

$30

 

Carpet (Cleaning, Stains, Small Tears) Between 1 and 4 square feet

$80

 

Carpet (other than just cleaning) Greater than 4 square feet - consult with facilities manager

$150

 

Case Good Furniture

$30

minimum

Desk

$30

minimum

Desk Chair (Hag Wing Chair)

$30

minimum

Desk Chair (VIRCO)

$10

minimum

Desk Drawers

$20

minimum

Dining Chair (Uloft or RT London)

$30

minimum

Dining Chair (VIRCO)

$10

minimum

Dining Table

$50

minimum

Door Locks

$25

minimum

Dresser

$30

minimum

Dresser Drawers

$30

minimum

Faucet

$30

minimum

Kitchen Cabinets

$20

minimum

Kitchen Drawers

$20

minimum

Light Fixture

$20

minimum

Lounge Seating Chair

$50

minimum

Lounge Seating Coffee Table

$40

minimum

Lounge Seating End Table

$40

minimum

Lounge Seating Sofa

$75

minimum

Lounge Seating Study Chair

$40

minimum

Lounge Seating Study Table

$50

minimum

Refrigerator

$50

minimum

Shower/Tub

$50

minimum

Sink

$50

minimum

Stove

$50

minimum

Vinyl Flooring

$50

minimum

Wall/Ceiling Damage (Paint/Drywall) - Less Than 1 Square Foot

$25

 

Wall/Ceiling Damage (Paint/Drywall) - 1 Sq. Ft. to 4 SQ Ft.

$75

 

Wall/Ceiling Damage (Paint/Drywall) - Greater Than 4 Square Feet

$125

minimum

Windows

$30

minimum

Window Screens

$20

minimum

Work Table (Mity-Lite)

$50

Minimum

 

 

 

Replacement - Damage Charges

Item

Charge

Bar Stool (RTLondon & Uloft)

$150 - $210

 

Bed

$205 - $245

 

Bed Bolts

$1

each

Bed Pins

$1

each

Bookshelf

$124 - $209

 

Carpet

$200-$500

 

Desk

$270 - $325

 

Desk Chair - Hag Wing Chair

$120

 

Desk Chair - VIRCO

$25 - $60

 

Desk Drawer

$35 - $50

 

Dining Chair (RT London & ULoft)

$108 - $120

 

Dining Chair (VIRCO)

$25

 

Dining Table

$187 - $250

 

Dishwasher

$200

 

Door

$200

 

Door Locks

$150

 

Dresser

$279 - $300

 

Dresser Drawer

$75

 

Faucet

$100

 

Guardrail

$49

 

Ladder

$81

 

Light Fixture

$75

 

Lounge Seating Chair

$500 - $900

 

Lounge Seating Coffee Table

$250 - $400

 

Lounge Seating End Table

$150 - $300

 

Lounge Seating Sofa

$800 - $1200

 

Lounge Seating Study Chair

$120 - $300

 

Lounge Seating Study Table

$140 - $250

 

Recycle Container - Building

$120

 

Recycle Container - Room

$15

 

Refrigerator

$400

 

Shower/Tub

$300

 

Sink

$200

 

Stove

$500

 

Trash Container - Room

$15

 

Trash Container - Building

$120

 

Vinyl Flooring

$200 - $500

 

Wardrobe

$462

 

Windows

$200

 

Window Screens

$80

 

Work Table (Mity-Lite)

$270

 

 

Office of Housing & Residence Life • 103 Student Services Building • Allendale MI 49401-9403
Phone (616) 331-2120 • housing@gvsu.edu