Apply for Housing!

When To Apply

Housing accepts applications all year, because students move out and move in throughout the school year. Applications not selected on the first round are held on a waitlist in case a space opens. This means that students on the waitlist may receive Housing offers mid-quarter or during Winter or Spring quarter.

To receive priority consideration for Housing for the 2021-2022 school year, students should submit their Housing applications by May 5.

Application Process

To apply for Student Housing, students can:

Applications for Student Housing are prioritized on the basis of occupancy, tribal affiliation, and demonstration of good standing.

When a unit becomes available, the Housing Department will make an offer to the first person on the waitlist for that type of unit. Offers are made as spaces become available, so applying earlier increases a student’s chances of being offered a space.

In order to maximize the likelihood that an application will receive an offer, students should make sure to:

  • Turn in applications by the priority consideration date (May 5th)
  • Enroll on time or early for the upcoming quarter
  • Maintain a good GPA
  • Pay all debts and balances to Salish Kootenai College
  • Provide the extra documents recommended on the application form

Please note that even with all of these materials, Housing cannot guarantee any student that their application will receive top consideration. Applications are kept on file for one (1) academic year, or until the student indicates that they would like to withdraw their application.


Applicants for Student Housing must be full-time (taking 12 credits or more), degree-seeking students of Salish Kootenai College. Dorms are intended for single students, and Hewankorn Family Housing units are designated for students and their immediate family.

“Immediate family” is defined as the spouse and children of the Head of Household, with exceptions given on a case-by-case basis for adult family members who are also enrolled as full-time, degree-seeking students at Salish Kootenai College. The “Head of Household” is defined as the Student Tenant whose name appears on the lease. Children must be under the age of 18 at the time of lease signing, or the tenant must provide proof of the child’s high school enrollment.

Students and immediate family are able to reside in Housing for up to 15 quarters.

SKC does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, age or disability in admission or access to educational programs or college activities. Because SKC is a tribal college, some academic programs may have tribal preference policies explained in their admissions materials. Inquiries concerning Title VI, IX and Section 504 may be referred to: Rachel Andrews-Gould, Title IX Coordinator, (406) 275-4985; or the Montana Human Rights Commission; 1236 Sixth Ave.; P.O. Box 1728; Helena, MT 59624; 406-444-2884 / 800-542-0807.