Housing at State Schools
At some state schools (e.g., Colorado), the earlier you submit your deposit to the school, the higher priority you will receive in the housing lottery. So, if your child has been admitted to a state school and it is one of their top choices, please contact the school’s housing office to find out if you will benefit from depositing early. Please note that if you pay a deposit and ultimately choose another school, then you will forfeit that money, so you may not want to take the risk. In any event, it’s good to understand how housing assignments work at your top choice schools.