Getting a spot

How do I apply for housing?

Read about what you need to know.


How difficult is it to get housing?

Housing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Once housing is full, students who wish to reside on campus are placed on a wait list. Students on the wait list who are from out-of-state will be given priority. It is important to complete the housing application process before it fills up.

While wait listed students will be called if space becomes available, we recommend they begin a search for off-campus housing online at This resource provides housing listings for Detroit’s surrounding areas.

Off-Campus Housing Info


How are suite assignments made?

Our new housing system takes into consideration your building preferences as well as your living habits questions and pairs you with students who match similar to you. The system is designed to make as many students comfortable as possible.


Can a student move to a different suite if there are problems between suitemates?

Despite the efforts made to match compatible residents, it is impossible to judge how students will interact once they are living together. In the event of suitemate conflicts, the Student Affairs staff is trained to mediate conflicts. If the conflicts are too great to overcome, then residents may be moved at the Residence Life Office’s discretion, providing there is an open space in student housing.

Making Payments

*Use your login IDs and password (found on your admission decision letters and in the Student Portal on the Next Steps tab).

After I pay my $300 first payment, when is the balance due?

Fall Semester: August 1
Winter Semester: December 1

Monthly payment plans can be set up through ACI. For enrollment or additional information please call 1-800-343-0911 or visit the Official Payment Plan site.


How long is my lease?

Your lease is from beginning of classes in September until move-out in May. If, for some reason, you need to break your lease, you should contact Student Affairs immediately to learn of any possible financial losses before making a decision in regards to your housing situation. If you are hoping to break your lease, you will need to file an appeal to the Director of Residence Life who will submit it to the appeals committee. Only extreme circumstances will be considered.

Meal Plans

Are meal plans required?

A meal plan is required for students living in the Taubman Center. There is no requirement for the ACB, but students may sign up for a meal plan.


Can I change my meal plan?

You can change your meal plan up until the 100% refund day for both semesters. Students are UNABLE to cancel their meal plans once they have signed up for one.


Where can I find out more information about dining services?

You can go to for more information about the dining services at CCS.


Are cable television and Internet services provided?

CCS provides Internet service free of charge to all residents in student housing. The Internet is both wired and wireless in both the ACB and TC buildings. In order for a computer to be connected to the CCS server, the system must be equipped with an Ethernet card available at most computer stores. The ACB and TC buildings do not have the infrastructure to offer cable television.

Can first-year students/residents have a car on campus?

All CCS students are permitted to have a car on campus. Free parking is provided (with a permit) in the CCS parking structure. Students who live in student housing are permitted to park in the parking structure 24 hours a day. Students who do not live in student housing can also park in the structure free of charge but only during building hours. Nonresident students who park in the parking structure overnight will be ticketed.


When is Move-In?

Fall 2022

New International Students: August 27
New U.S. Students: August 28
Returning Students: September 2

Winter 2023

New Students: January 4
Returning Students: January 8

When do I have to move out in May?

You need to leave 24 hours after you last commitment to CCS. For most students this is your portfolio review or graduation day.


Do you have summer storage?

Yes, we have limited summer storage. Applications come out for summer storage after spring break. Cost for storage is $75 for a small unit and $100 for a large unit for the summer. Storage area is cleared out by September 6th.


Do I have to leave for winter break?

Yes, you need to leave during winter break. All students need to be out of housing by the Sunday after reviews at 5 p.m. Students may return to housing the Sunday before classes begin at 9 a.m. You may keep your belongings in your room over break however it is recommended you take your valuables home. You will not have access to your housing space over break. Students who have special circumstances and need to stay in student housing should contact the Housing Office prior to vacation. There is a daily charge for housing over winter break. That charge is doubled if students are not approved ahead of time.

All other breaks are open to students.

Additional Questions

For more information contact the Office of Student Affairs — 313.664.7879

To make payments call the CCS Business Services Office at 313.664.7435.