Contract Termination Appeal

Moving Off-Campus?

If you are experiencing a severe financial, medical, or other circumstance which makes living on-campus as undue hardship, you may appeal the financial consequences of terminating your contract. The Housing and Residential Life Appeals Committee will consider an appeal to your contract for the following:

  • Withdrawal from the university due to documented medical reasons
  • Determination of a medically necessary accommodation which cannot be adequately addressed within student housing
  • Withdrawal from the university due to a severe financial hardship
  • Designation as a primary caregiver for a minor or disabled family member
  • Other extenuating circumstances

You must appeal financial consequences within thirty days after contract termination. The committee will make a decision and notify you via your Eagles email address within thirty days of submission. Should you disagree with their decision, you may appeal to the Senior Director of Housing and Residential Life within thirty days of the original decision; their decision is final.

Note: You should be aware that choosing to move off-campus to “save money” or if you were removed from the residence halls for disciplinary violations (per the Student Code of Conduct) are both not sufficient grounds for an appeal.


Qualifying for a Waiver

Financial consequences are waived if you are:

  • Graduating from EWU at the time of termination
  • Withdrawing from EWU due to military service
  • Married or in a registered domestic partnership
  • Participating in student teaching, an internship, or a study abroad program out of the Cheney/Spokane area

Financial Consequences

Cancellation Prior to Moving Into a Residence Hall

 Charges
Before or on May 31, 2020$0
June 1, 2020 to June 30, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.$50
July 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.$100
September 1, 2020 or after$200

Termination After Moving Into a Residence Hall

Fall QuarterWinter QuarterSpring QuarterCharges
September 23, 2020 (or your move-in date, if earlier) to September 30, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.January 3, 2021 (or your move-in date, if earlier) to January 11, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.March 28, 2021 (or your move-in date, if earlier) to April 5, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.Prorated housing charges based on the number of nights from when you moved in to the date of proper checkout, including actual dining plan usage and a $150 processing fee.
October 1, 2020 to October 22, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.January 12, 2021 to February 3, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.April 6, 2021 to April 27, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.50% of housing and dining plan charges (or actual usage, whichever is more), including a $150 processing fee.
October 23, 2020 or afterFebruary 4, 2021 or afterApril 28, 2021 or afterHousing and dining plan charges, including a $150 processing fee.

Termination After Moving Into a University Apartment

Fall QuarterWinter QuarterSpring QuarterCharges
September 1, 2020 (or your move-in date, if earlier) to September 30, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.January 3, 2021 (or your move-in date, if earlier) to January 11, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.March 28, 2021 (or your move-in date, if earlier) to April 5, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.Prorated housing charges based on the number of nights from when you moved in to the date of proper checkout, including actual dining plan usage and a $150 processing fee.
October 1, 2020 to October 22, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.January 12, 2021 to February 3, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.April 6, 2021 to April 27, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.50% of housing and dining plan charges (or actual usage, whichever is more), including a $150 processing fee.
October 23, 2020 or afterFebruary 4, 2021 or afterApril 28, 2021 or after50% of housing and dining plan charges (or actual usage, whichever is more), including a $150 processing fee.

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