SKC student housing is very competitive and is currently limited with availability.  Waitlist is over a year long depending on the type of housing requested. If you are thinking of attending SKC we recommend filling out a housing application even before you apply to attend to be placed on the housing waitlist. 

Please visit our Off-campus Housing resource page for other housing options.

Please take time to fill out the housing questionnaire below to help us identify SKC student housing needs

Salish Kootenai College offers safe, clean, affordable on-campus dormitories and family housing. SKC has 55 Family Housing units,  a 42-bed Dormitory and a 12-bed Honor Dorm.

These units are designated for full-time students while they attend SKC. The atmosphere is in harmony with acquiring an education and personal growth in a tribal college setting.

Dorm and family housing units are located on the east side of campus, within walking distance of all classes on campus. The SKC Student Housing Department is located in the Robert DePoe III Building.  Stop on in and say hello!

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 upcoming school year, students should submit their Housing applications by each quarter's priority consideration date. Applications priority dates are the  7th week of the quarter before you plan to attend (3rd week of May for Fall, 4th week of October for Winter, and 4th week of February for Spring). Submitting your housing application by the priority date does not guarantee you housing; it gives your application more points when evaluated.

Application Process

To apply for Student Housing, students can:

Fill out the new online Housing Application, or

Download and print a copy of the Application for Student Housing, or

Pick up a hard copy from the Housing Office in the Robert DePoe III Building.

Applications are prioritized on a point system and submission date.

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

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.

Undergraduate students and immediate family are able to reside in Housing for up to 150% of expected time of graduation: Two years of certificate of completion programs, three years for associated programs, 6 years of bachelor program, and 3 years for graduate programs.

Lefthand Dorms

The SKC Lefthand Dorms are designed for single students who are looking to live close to campus in a safe, social community. They consist of 11 suite-style rooms, called Pods. Three or four students live in a Pod; each student shares a bathroom with one other roommate and some units have their own private bedroom.

Pods also contain a living room with cable TV and internet and a full kitchen with stove, fridge, and microwave to share with roommates. Bathrooms are semi-private and shared between two roommates. In three-person Pods, one roommate has a private bath for additional cost.

Pods are fully furnished. Dorm rooms include an XL twin bed, wardrobe, desk and chair, and three-drawer dresser.

The Dorm facilities also include a common area lounge where students can socialize or study, a laundry room, and live-in Resident Advisors (RAs). Entrances are secure and only accessible by Dorm residents and Housing or Security staff.


Dorms cost $825 per quarter, or $925 per quarter for a private bathroom, with a $200 security deposit the first time a student moves in.

Hewankorn Family Housing

Hewankorn Family Housing are apartments designed primarily for students with children. There are 55 Family Housing units on SKC’s campus.

Units may have one, two, three, or four bedrooms, depending on the size of the family. Each apartment has its own bathroom and a kitchen with a stove and fridge. Larger units have two bathrooms.

These units also include Internet access, water & sewer allowance, a community playground, and a laundry facility.



Family Housing costs depend on the size of the unit. In addition to a $300 deposit, students are also expected to pay their own heating, cooling, and electricity costs through Mission Valley Power.

The rent breakdown is as follows:

  • 1-Bedroom Unit: $350/month    $1,050/quarter
  • 2-Bedroom Unit: $400/month    $1,200/quarter
  • 3-Bedroom Unit: $450/month    $1,350/quarter
  • 4-Bedroom Unit: $500/month    $1,500/quarter