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Canceling Your Contract

Students wishing to cancel their housing contracts must do so in writing or at the Residence Life office. A cancellation fee may apply depending on when you cancel your contract and whether or not you are still attending WMU.

Cancellation Fee Information

Enrolled and not enrolled status refers to a student's status during the terms of the 2014-15 contract. Penalties apply even if the contract is signed after June 1.

BEFORE RESIDENCE HALLS OPEN:
Fall and spring semesters
Non-enrolled student  
  Cancel through June 1 $0
  Cancel June 2 through July 31 $100
  Cancel August 1 through 5 p.m. of last business day before the halls open $200
  Enrolled student  
  Cancel through May 1 $300
  Cancel May 2 through July 31 $400
  Cancel August 1 through 5 p.m. of last business day before the halls open $500
Spring semester only contract
First-time not enrolled student  
  Cancel anytime up to 5 p.m. of last business day before the halls open $100
  First-time enrolled student  
  Cancel anytime up to 5 p.m. of last business day before the halls open $200
Summer I and/or Summer II session contract
Not enrolled student  
  Cancel anytime up to 5 p.m. of last business day before the halls open $50
  Enrolled student  
  Cancel anytime up to 5 p.m. of last business day before the halls open $100

AFTER HALLS OPEN:
Withdrawing or not enrolled student  
  Assessed normal room and board costs from the official hall opening date through the effective cancellation or check out date.
Enrolled student  
  Assessed the full amount of the contract term for the academic year.

FAILURE TO CHECK IN:
Not enrolled student  
  Assessed a $400 cancellation fee and the reservation payment is forfeited.
Enrolled student  
  Assessed the full amount of the contract term for the academic year.

RETURNING RESIDENTS:
  Residents who participated in the Fall sign up procedure during the previous Spring will have to pay a cancellation fee if they opt not to return to the residence halls after submitting a signed contract. See above for details.