Students who sign a housing contract for 2020-2021 but seek to be released from the contract for financial or medical reasons will be subject to the proposed contract release fee schedule listed below. Please note that all approved requests for a contract release received prior to Board approval will have the charge posted to their initial fall 2020 tuition bill.
FALL CONTRACT RELEASE FEE SCHEDULE
|12/2/19 – 2/9/20||$0|
|2/10/20 – 3/9/20||$250|
|3/10/20 – 5/19/20*||$375|
|5/20/20 – 6/25/20||$500|
|6/26/20 – 8/10/20||$625|
|8/11/20 – 9/2/20||$750|
|9/3/20 – 9/15/20||4 weeks housing charge|
|9/16/20 – 9/29/20||8 weeks housing charge|
|9/30/20 and after**||16 weeks housing charge|
*The last day to cancel the “Annual Residence Hall and Dining Services Contract Fall 2020 – Spring 2021” for any reason is 5/19/20. All future requests will be processed in accordance to the contract release process. Please note that submission of a contract release request for financial and medical reasons after 5/19/20 does not ensure that a release will be granted.
**All contract release requests received after 9/30/20 will be reviewed for a contract release for the spring semester.
SPRING CONTRACT RELEASE FEE SCHEDULE
|Prior to 10/31/20||$250|
|11/1/20 – 11/27/20||$375|
|11/28/20 – 12/16/20||$500|
|12/17/20 – 1/11/21||$625|
|1/12/21 – 2/2/21||$750|
|2/3/21 – 2/15/21||4 weeks housing charge|
|2/16/21 – 3/1/21||8 weeks housing charge|
|3/2/21 and after||16 weeks housing charge|
BOARD PLAN REFUND SCHEDULE
Students on an A La Carte board plan will receive a refund that is based on the actual usage of the meal plan points, so long as the semester has not yet concluded. Any points that are unspent after the conclusion of the semester are non-refundable. For example, if you are released from your housing contract mid semester and have 375 points remaining, you will receive a board refund of $375. However, if you are released from your housing contract in January for the spring semester only, you will not receive a refund for the remaining points from your fall meal plan.
Students on the Carte Blanche plan will be refunded at a weekly rate for each week not in residence. For example, if you are released from your housing contract 3 weeks in to the fall semester and have 150 points remaining, you will receive a refund for the cost of the remaining weeks as well as the value of your unspent points. However, if you are released from your housing contract in January for the spring semester only, you will not receive a refund for your fall semester’s unspent points.
If a student does not meet the criteria for a contract release, he/she will be held financially responsible for all housing and dining charges for the entire academic year. Checking out of your room, commuting, or moving to an off-campus residence does not qualify as being released from the housing contract, and does not make you eligible for a housing or board refund.