Canceling a Contract

Residence Halls  Apartments  Distance Education  Spring 2021 residence halls

Students wishing to cancel their housing contracts must submit a cancellation request. To do so, log into the housing portal then click on the "Contract/Lease Cancellation Request" link. Your request will be reviewed, and you will receive an email reply regarding your contract status. A cancellation fee may apply depending on when you cancel your contract and whether or not you are still attending Western Michigan University.

Cancellation fee information

Enrolled and not enrolled status refers to a student's status during the terms of the contract.

Residence hall penalties apply even if the contract is signed after June 1. Apartment penalties apply even if the contract is signed after the initial due date.

Before residence halls open

Fall and spring semesters

Non-enrolled student  
Cancel through July 1 $0
Cancel July 2 through July 31 $100
Cancel Aug. 1 through 5 p.m. of last business day before the halls open $200
Enrolled student  
Cancel through July 1 $300
Cancel July 2 through July 31 $400
Cancel Aug. 1 through 5 p.m. of last business day before the halls open $500

Spring semester only contract

First-time non-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

Non-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 $125

After residence halls open

Withdrawing or non-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

Non-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.

Apartments

Arcadia Flats and Western View

10.5 Month Contract

Non-enrolled student  
Cancel through March 1 $0
Cancel March 2 through July 1 $100
Cancel July 2 through 5 p.m. of last business day before the start of the contract $200
Failure to check in $400
Cancel after check-in – Assessed full amount of the contract term. If you do not meet University eligibility requirements to enroll, you are assessed a prorated amount from the start date through the effective cancellation or check-out date, whichever is later.  
Enrolled student  
Cancel through March 1 $100
Cancel March 2 through June 1 $300
Cancel June 2 through 5 p.m. of last business day before the start of the contract $500
Failure to check in – Assessed full amount of the contract term.  
Cancel after check-in – Assessed full amount of the contract term.  

Goldsworth Valley and Stadium Drive Apartments, Spindler Hall

Academic Year (Fall and Spring Semesters)

Non-enrolled student  
Cancel through July 1 $0
Cancel July 2 through July 31 $100
Cancel Aug. 1 through 5 p.m. of last business day before the start of the contract $200
Failure to check in $400
Cancel after check-in – Assessed a prorated amount from the start date through the effective cancellation or check-out date, whichever is later.  
Enrolled student  
Cancel through June 1 $300
Cancel June 2 through July 31 $400
Cancel Aug. 1 through 5 p.m. of last business day before the start of the contract $500
Failure to check in – Assessed full amount of the contract term.  
Cancel after check-in – Assessed full amount of the contract term.  

STUDENTS WITH ALL  Distance Education CLASSES ONLY

Before residence halls open

Fall and spring semesters

Non-enrolled student  
Cancel July 17 through Aug. 3 $0
Cancel Aug. 4 through 5 p.m. of last business day before the halls open $200
Enrolled student  
Cancel July 17 through Aug. 3 $0
Cancel Aug. 4 through 5 p.m. of last business day before the halls open $500

After residence halls open

Withdrawing or non-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

Non-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.

APARTMENTS: All Distance Education classes only

Arcadia Flats 

10.5 Month Contract

Non-enrolled student  
Cancel July 17 through Aug. 3 $0
Cancel August 4 through 5 p.m. of last business day before the start of the contract $200
Failure to check in $400
Arcadia Flats residents signed up to live in temporary housing have the opportunity to cancel their temporary housing for the fall semester by August 3 at no penalty. You are welcome to keep your spring contract active. After August 3, there will be a $400 penalty for canceling.  
Cancel after check-in – Assessed full amount of the contract term. If you do not meet University eligibility requirements to enroll, you are assessed a prorated amount from the start date through the effective cancellation or check-out date, whichever is later.  
Enrolled student  
Cancel July 17 through Aug. 3 $0
Cancel Aug. 4 through 5 p.m. of last business day before the start of the contract $500
Failure to check in – Assessed full amount of the contract term.  
Cancel after check-in – Assessed full amount of the contract term.  

Arcadia Flats residents signed up to live in temporary housing have the opportunity to cancel their temporary housing for the fall semester by August 3 at no penalty. You are welcome to keep your spring contract active. After August 3, there will be a $500 penalty for canceling.  

Western View

10.5 Month Contract

Non-enrolled student  
Cancel July 17 through Aug. 3
*new residents only
$0
Cancel August 4 through 5 p.m. of last business day before the start of the contract 
*new residents only
$200
Cancel June 26 - July 27
*returning Western View residents only
$0
Cancel July 28 through 5 p.m. of last business day before the start of the contract
*returning Western View residents only
$200
Failure to check in $400
Cancel after check-in – Assessed full amount of the contract term. If you do not meet University eligibility requirements to enroll, you are assessed a prorated amount from the start date through the effective cancellation or check-out date, whichever is later.  
Enrolled student  
Cancel July 17 through Aug. 3 $0
Cancel Aug. 4 through 5 p.m. of last business day before the start of the contract
*new residents only
$500
Cancel June 26- July 27
*returning Western View residents only
$0
Cancel July 28 through 5 p.m. of last business day before the start of the contract
*returning Western View residents only
$500
Failure to check in – Assessed full amount of the contract term.  
Cancel after check-in – Assessed full amount of the contract term.  

Goldsworth Valley and Stadium Drive Apartments, Spindler Hall

Academic Year (Fall and Spring Semesters)

Non-enrolled student  
Cancel July 17 - Aug. 3 $0
Cancel Aug. 4 through 5 p.m. of last business day before the start of the contract $200
Failure to check in $400
Cancel after check-in – Assessed a prorated amount from the start date through the effective cancellation or check out date, whichever is later.  
Enrolled student  
Cancel July 17 - Aug. 3 $0
Cancel Aug. 4 through 5 p.m. of last business day before the start of the contract1 $500
Failure to check in – Assessed full amount of the contract term.  
Cancel after check-in – Assessed full amount of the contract term.  

Residence Halls

Spring Semester Only Contract

Non-enrolled student  
Cancel anytime up to 5 p.m. of the last business day before the start of the contract $100
Failure to check in $200
Cancel after check-in – Assessed a prorated amount from the start date through the effective cancellation or check out date, whichever is later.  
Enrolled student  
Cancel anytime up to 5 p.m. of the last business day before the start of the contract $250
Failure to check in – Assessed full amount of the contract term.  
Cancel after check-in – Assessed full amount of the contract term.  

Summer Sessions (Summer I and II)

Non-enrolled student  
Cancel anytime up to 5 p.m. of the last business day before the start of the contract $50
Failure to check in – Assessed full amount of the contract term. $100
Cancel after check-in – Assessed a prorated amount from the start date through the effective cancellation or check out date, whichever is later.  
Enrolled student  
Cancel anytime up to 5 p.m. of the last business day before the start of the contract $125

Updated Spring 2021 Cancellation Schedule

Students with all distance education classes only

Before residence halls reopen for spring 2021

Enrolled student in all distance education classes only

 

Cancel for spring semester and checkout through Dec. 18

$0

Cancel and checkout Dec. 18 through 5 p.m. of last business day before the halls open*

$500

After residence halls reopen for spring 2021

Enrolled student in all distance education classes only

 

Assessed the full amount of the contract term for the academic year.

*In order to qualify for cancellation, belongings must be removed and keys turned in to residence hall staff by December 18 at 5 pm.

Students with one or more in-person and/or hybrid classes

Before residence halls reopen for spring 2021

Enrolled student in one or more in-person classes

 

Cancellation is not allowed.  Assessed the full amount of the contract term for the spring semester.

After residence halls reopen for spring 2021

Enrolled student in one or more in-person classes

 

Cancellation is not allowed.  Assessed the full amount of the contract term for the spring semester.