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Host Family Application & Payment Information

After submitting your non-refundable confirmation fee, you'll be able to apply online for host-family housing arranged by Saint Louis University.

Academic Year 2019-2020

Academic Year 2020-2021

You will be asked for your full name, date of birth and Banner ID, and will need to pay a housing application fee.

All applications for accommodation with a host family arranged by the University are processed on a first come, first served basis. When your host-family assignment has been finalized, you will receive your assignment and Housing Notification Summary with payment information.

Under Spanish law, students are considered minors until the age of 18. In order to obtain the appropriate visa and later residence in Spain, any student who is a minor will need a legal guardian who is also a legal resident of Spain. Consult the Spanish consulate in your country for details. Minors may not apply for host-family housing arranged by the University. We encourage minors to live in student residences.

Confirmation and Occupancy for Host-Family Accommodation Arranged by the University

Upon assignment of host family, the University will send you your host family's address, links to the payment information and your housing agreement. In order to officially confirm your host-family assignment, you need to fill out your housing agreement.

In order to confirm your reservation, you must make the semester payment in full by the date indicated on the housing notification sheet. If, for some reason, you are unable to make payment on time, contact the Office of Finance at If you have questions about your assignment, contact the SLU-Madrid housing coordinator at Prompt payment allows us to make housing assignments quickly and fairly.

The academic calendar indicates the official housing move-in date for students living with host families arranged by the University. Students who arrive early must make their own arrangements for accommodation until the move-in date. Those who will be arriving late should inform the housing coordinator.

Payment Information

Host families are dependable and kind. They are to be respected and not to be treated as temporary accommodation while you search for other housing options. Please read thorough the refund policies prior to applying for housing with a host family arranged by the University.

Host Family Summer 2019, per session Fall 2019 Spring 2020
With Kitchen Privileges 960 euros 2,350 euros 2,350 euros
With Half Room and Board 1,340 euros 3,620 euros 3,620 euros
Housing Application Fee (due at entry) 200 euros 200 euros 200 euros
Colegio Mayor El Faro     5,400 euros

Housing Fees, 2019-2020

Application Fee

Payment of the non-refundable housing application fee may be made online via Visa or Mastercard; personal check, bank draft or international money order; or wire transfer.

Payment Plans (Host-Family Experience only)

The housing summary is sent by email directly to you. If your parent, guardian or home university is responsible for the payment of housing, it’s your responsibility to make the third party aware of the summary and of the payment schedule.

Payment for housing, as well as for the application fee, is always to be made directly to SLU-Madrid, regardless of where or through whom you pay tuition.

The following housing payment plans —with accompanying payment deadlines— are available as indicated:

Full Payment
  • Summer 1 2019: April 20
  • Summer 2 2019: May 25
  • Fall 2019: Aug. 1
  • Spring 2020: Nov. 30
Payment in Installments

This option is only available for fall and spring terms. 

Fall 2019

  • Aug. 1 (25 percent due)
  • Sept. 2 (25 percent due)
  • Oct. 1 (25 percent due)
  • Nov. 1 (25 percent due)

Spring 2020

  • Nov. 30 (25 percent due)
  • Feb. 3 (25 percent due)
  • March 2 (25 percent due)
  • April 1 (25 percent due)
Payment in Installments for Students Awaiting Financial Aid

Payment dates due for students awaiting arrival of U.S. federal or home university institutional financial aid. This option is only available for fall and spring terms.

Fall 2019

  • Aug. 1 (400 euros due)
  • Oct. 2 (50 percent due)
  • Oct. 16 (50 percent due)

Spring 2020

  • Nov. 30 (400 euros due)
  • Feb. 12 (50 percent due)
  • Feb. 26 (50 percent due)

Note that failure to make the initial payment by the indicated deadline may result in the cancellation of the housing reservation.

Although housing applications will be received and processed on an ongoing basis, housing preferences are respected according to the submission date of the application. Students who apply for housing after the first payment deadline must make the first payment immediately upon receipt of their housing assignment.

Those who choose to pay in installments are subject to a 20 euros penalty fee for any and each payment not made by the indicated deadlines.

Spring Semester Only  Special Payment Conditions for Colegio Mayor El Faro

Upon receipt of a housing application indicating this option, students will be sent a link to make a non-refundable deposit of 500 euros as confirmation. Reservations for Colegio Mayor El Faro will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis and will only be accepted if this payment is completed. The balance of 4,900 euros for the Colegio Mayor El Faro option is due in full no later than move-in date.

Because of the limited availability for this option, SLU-Madrid will not accept payment once spaces are full, even if the student has applied for this option, has received the payment link and/or made payment. In the event this happens, students will be notified that the option is full and that they may choose to be refunded the housing application fee or change their application to any one of the host-family options.

Refunds will apply only upon full withdrawal from the University before move-in date. The 500 euros deposit is not refundable.

Payment Methods

Payments may be made by any of the following methods:

Credit card

You may pay online using Visa or Mastercard by going to Student Housing. You’ll be required to provide your student ID number and birth date in order to log into the housing payment page.

Some U.S. banks may charge a service fee for international payments to foreign banks using credit cards. For specific rates, contact your credit card company or bank.

Any difficulty encountered while attempting to make an online payment should be addressed to the Office of Finance at

Check or international money order

You may pay by personal check, bank draft or international money order made payable to “Saint Louis University in Spain, S.A.” Payments should be sent to:

Saint Louis University in Spain, S.A.
Office of Finance
Avenida del Valle, 34
28003 Madrid, Spain

Those who choose this option may write a U.S. dollar check for the approximate dollar equivalent of the euro price. Contact the Office of Finance at for an approximate U.S. dollar equivalent. The exchange rate applied will be the rate of our bank upon receipt of the check. If the euro equivalent of the dollar amount deposited (plus bank exchange fees) exceeds the semester housing price, the student will receive a credit in Spain. If the euro equivalent at the time of deposit (plus bank exchange fees) is less than the semester euro price, the student must make up the difference in Spain.

Wire transfer

You may also make payments through a wire transfer directly to:

Bank: Santander Central Hispano
Address: Paseo San Francisco de Sales, 35 - 28003 Madrid, Spain.
Account: IBAN ES48 0049 5127 1021 1014 7715
Account name: Saint Louis University in Spain, S.A.

If you choose to transfer funds directly, make sure to specify whose account the payment should be applied to and what the payment is for. We recommend that you send a copy of the transfer to the Office of Finance by fax at 91-535-3880 or by email to to ensure the arrival of the transfer can be monitored.

Bank handling and exchange fees are automatically deducted from the exchanged value of the payment, at both the overseas bank and their corresponding bank in Spain, before being forwarded to us. You should make allowance for these fees when arranging payment as, SLU will credit the student's account with the final value that is received.

Housing Payment Refunds (Host Family Arranged by the University)

As indicated above, the housing application fee is non-refundable; however, the application fee of an admitted student who defers enrollment in the University will be kept as a credit on the student's account for one full academic year, after which it is forfeited and considered non-refundable.

Students are eligible for a full or partial refund of their housing payment/s according to the following guidelines:

  • Students may receive a full refund of payments made toward the upcoming term's housing summary, if prior to the official confirmation date, they inform the housing coordinator in writing of their intention not to move into host-family housing arranged through the University.
  • Students may receive a partial refund of the semester’s entire housing summary according to the timetable and percentages indicated below, if they officially withdraw from the University during the term.

Academic Year 2019-2020

Term University Withdrawal Date* Percent Refundable Housing, Based on Prior Full Payment
Fall 2019

By Sept. 2, 2019

By Sept. 6, 2019

By Sept. 13, 2019

By Sept. 20, 2019


100 percent

90 percent

80 percent

70 percent

0 percent

Spring 2020

By Jan. 7, 2020

By Jan. 13, 2020

By Jan. 17, 2020

By Jan. 24, 2020


100 percent

90 percent

80 percent

70 percent

0 percent

*Dates are subject to change prior to the first day of each semester.

 Students are liable for the full semester’s housing summary and do not qualify for any refund of payments if they:

  • leave host-family housing arranged through the University after having taken occupancy but remain enrolled at SLU-Madrid;
  • are suspended from host-family housing arranged through the University for disciplinary reasons for a period of time;
  • are expelled from the University or host-family housing arranged through the University for disciplinary reasons.

Students who pay housing in installments must pay any outstanding balance on the entire semester’s housing summary if any of the above three conditions apply.

Financial Holds

Any student who is in arrears to the University either for tuition or housing in the course of the semester will be so notified, with the indication that failure to make payment according to an acceptable financial plan jeopardizes the student’s continued enrollment.

Students who are in arrears to the University on the final class day of a given semester for any part of either tuition or housing —and who have not prior to that date worked out a detailed financial payment plan that is acceptable to the Office of Finance— will have for the following semester any registration and housing assignments withdrawn.

In order for a student to be able to register or request a housing assignment for the following semester, he or she must have settled all debt to the University or must have worked out a detailed financial plan that is acceptable to the Office of Finance.