University Housing Charges
Contract holders are required to pay all room and board charges, including house/hall dues (where applicable), in a timely manner according to the University's student account payment schedule. If a contract holder defaults on payment of rent or on the payment of any other amount due the University, the University will send written notice. Notification via University of Michigan email, University campus mail or US Postal Service is considered written notice. If the default is not satisfactorily resolved within seven days of the notice, the University may take further action.
The University will pay all normal or routine charges or costs for gas, water, heat, electricity, garbage removal, local University telephone service and DSL connectivity. Extraordinary demand or use of these services may result in additional charges.
Student Government Dues (Residence Halls and Northwood undergraduate apartments)
By submitting a University Housing contract, contract holders become members of their student governing body and the Residence Halls Association (RHA), the student government for all residents. Residents are required to pay government dues, which support the activities of the councils, as well as fund some of RHA's programs, resources and student advocacy services. The amount of dues is determined annually by the RHA Assembly during winter term of the preceding academic year. Residence house/hall government dues are added to accounts as a one-time special assessment. Once billed, this amount is nonrefundable and is not pro-rated in any way. Graduate students residing in University Housing do not pay the RHA dues.
On a voluntary basis, contract holders residing in specific halls or houses can assess themselves supplementary amounts for purchase of clothing items, special trips or programs. Questions about RHA should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Residents of the Martha Cook Building, Henderson House, and the Lawyers Club fall under the specific by-laws of the respective houses with regard to any house dues obligations.
University Housing Refund Policies
Contract holders are responsible for all charges that are identified in the contract they have signed unless University Housing agrees to terminate the contract before its end date. A Petition to Alter/Terminate Housing Contract is required for University Housing to consider approval of the termination. Unless you have obtained approval for termination, you are responsible for all fees remaining on the full term of the contract, even if you check out. Contract holders who obtain approval for termination remain responsible for all charges up until the date of checkout. Any contract holder who fails to follow the procedure for checkout after being granted contract termination may be held accountable for full payment of the contract.
Contract holders in undergraduate residence halls and Northwood III apartments whose contracts are terminated and who properly follow checkout procedures will be given a prorated credit applied to their university account for any unused services. However, no refunds will be given to residents whose contracts are terminated during the final two weeks of a semester or last 30 days of the contract, whichever is longer. Contract holders with approved early contract terminations in Northwood I, II, IV, and V, in addition to Munger Graduate Housing will be billed for a half month’s rent if the approved vacate date is the 15th of the month or earlier, or a full month’s rent if the approved vacate date is the 16th of the month or after.
When a contract is terminated for conduct reasons (e.g., via the Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities or Community Living Standards), the University shall have the right to re-enter and take possession of the premises, while the contract holder remains liable for the full term of the contract.