Contract holders are responsible for all charges that are identified on 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.
University Housing is under no obligation to refund board charges. Questions about charges or refunds should be directed to the Housing Billing Office at 734-763-3522 or Housing.Billing@umich.edu.