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

Before or on May 31, 2019$0
June 1, 2019 to June 30, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.$50
July 1, 2019 to August 31, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.$100
September 1, 2019 or after$200

Termination After Moving Into a Residence Hall

Fall QuarterWinter QuarterSpring QuarterCharges
September 13, 2019 (or your move-in date, if earlier) to September 25, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.January 6, 2020 (or your move-in date, if earlier) to January 13, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.March 30, 2020 (or your move-in date, if earlier) to April 6, 2020 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.
September 26, 2019 to October 17, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.January 14, 2020 to February 4, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.April 7, 2020 to April 28, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.50% of housing and dining plan charges, including a $150 processing fee.
October 18, 2019 or afterFebruary 5, 2020 or afterApril 29, 2020 or afterHousing and dining plan charges, including a $150 processing fee.

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