Canceling Your Housing Contract
Requests to cancel the Housing Contract must be made in writing to the Office of Housing & Residence Life by completing a Termination of Contract Form. A cancellation fee will be applied based on the date of the release. Writing or telephoning another University department, withdrawing from classes, or leaving the University will not automatically result in the cancellation of your housing contract. The student bears all responsibility for officially notifying Housing & Residence Life of their desire to cancel the housing contract and leave campus housing by completing the Termination of Contract Form, and are responsible for all housing charges up until the date the termination form is received and approved. Move-out is defined as all personal items have been removed from their assigned space, and room keys have been returned to Housing & Residence Life. Only the student who signed for the housing contract may cancel the contract; parents, relatives, or legal guardians may not cancel the contract for the resident. The decision to release a student from a housing contract will be made by the Housing Appeals Committee.
A student contracting for on-campus housing accommodations accepts and is committed to those accommodations for the entire contract period. Cancellation of the housing contract may have a significant financial impact and will affect your financial aid package; we want every student to be informed before they make this decision.
Students will only be released from their housing contract for extenuating circumstances after move-in has occurred. In all cases the $600.00 fee will be imposed. If a request for housing contract termination is submitted and approved for extenuating circumstances the student is responsible for paying the daily rate for the housing space assigned to them up until the time the student moves out of the assigned space.
The student bears all responsibility for officially requesting release from the housing contract from Housing & Residence Life, and is responsible for all housing charges up until the date the request for contract termination form is approved, all personal items have been removed from their assigned space, and room keys have been returned to Housing & Residence Life. Only the student named on the housing contract may request cancellation of the housing contract – a parent or guardian is not able cancel the student’s contract. Withdrawing from the University does not automatically cancel your housing contract.
Housing Contract Cancellation Fees
A cancellation fee will be assessed if the request for cancellation is approved based upon the following schedule:
Cancellation Fee Schedule for Fall 2023/Spring 2024
Cancellation Fee Amount
|Prior to Move-in on||NO FEE|
|After Move-in on||$600|
Students may be asked to leave on-campus housing during the academic year IF they fail to maintain the following requirements to reside on-campus:
- Registered full time
- Have 2.0 cumulative GPA
- No financial balance with the university
Students wishing to terminate their contract must following the following steps:
- Submit Termination of Contract Form (found below)
- OHRL will respond within 5 business days with the costs associated with termination
- Student will acknowledge the costs and determine the move-out date
- Student physically moves out and returns all university property (keys/sticker)
- Any financial obligation and/or refund will be issued within 10 business days and will be viewable on your Student Account