UA Housing Application Deadline

Why on earth does UA have a housing app deadline of Feb 1? For that matter why tie submission date of your application to your place in line? I dont know of single school of the nearly dozen my D applied to that does that. She applied in Dec to UA just because it wasnt on her initial list. Andy we just got her acceptance letter in the mail almost 4 weeks later and find all this out about housing.

As is they have yet to provide an scholarship info and expect us to commit $200 to the freshman deposit without that information knowing even if she gets a good award shes at the end of the line for housing? Makes no sense. Its enough that she isnt sure she wants to even bother at this point.