Canceling a 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 Western Michigan University.

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 Aug. 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 Aug. 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.