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Cancellation Policy and Refund Schedule


Cancellation Policy

The Residential Living Agreement is a one-year contractual arrangement between the Hofstra University Office of Residence Life and a Hofstra student. The agreement provides for student housing for both the fall and spring semesters. Any student who fails to remain in housing for the entire academic year without prior written approval for cancellation (graduation, study abroad, student teaching, military service, official University withdrawal) will be charged a $750 cancellation fee. In addition, students may incur charges for the January Session if they maintain occupancy of the room.

Residents who wish to appeal the $750 cancellation charge may utilize the cancellation appeal  form.

Refund Schedule

During the first  week of the fall semester,  students receive a 100 percent refund of their housing payments minus the $300 housing deposit and residence hall fees. Students vacating the residence halls during weeks two through six will forfeit their residence hall fees and will receive a refund according to the schedule below: 

75 percent refund for week two
50 percent refund for weeks three and four
25 percent refund for weeks five and six.

After the sixth week of the semester, no refund is given. In addition, any students who maintains their matriculation with the university but leave the residence hall will incur a $750 cancellation fee. 

During the first  week of the spring semester,  new resident students receive a 100 percent refund of their housing payments minus the $300 housing deposit and residence hall fees.  Continuing students who leave during week one  will receive a 100 percent refund of their housing payments minus the residence halls fees, including applicable intersession fees. All students vacating the residence halls during weeks two through six will forfeit their residence hall fees and will receive a refund according to the schedule below: 

 75 percent refund for week two
 50 percent refund for weeks three and four
 25 percent refund for weeks five and six.

After the sixth week of the semester, no refund is given. In addition, students who maintain matriculation with the university but leave the residence hall will incur a $750 cancellation fee.

Room damages will be assessed upon check out of the residence hall for all students. 

Fall 2016 Refund Schedule

 Undergraduate Students*Law/Grad StudentsSchool of Medicine
100% 09/04/16 – 9/10/16 8/14/16 – 8/20/16 7/24/16 – 7/30/16
75% 9/11/16 – 9/17/16   8/21/16 – 8/27/16  7/31/16 – 8/06/16
50% 9/18/16 – 10/01/16 8/28/16 – 9/10/16  8/07/16 – 8/13/16
25% 10/02/16 – 10/15/16 9/11/16 – 9/24/16 8/14/16 – 8/20/16
0% 10/16/16 – 12/24/16 9/25/16 – 12/24/16 8/21/16 – 12/24/16

*Law and Graduate School students will be refunded a pro-rated amount based upon the above schedule in accordance with the date they begin occupying the room.

Spring 2017 Refund Schedule

 Undergraduate Students*Law/Graduate Students
100% 1/29/17 – 2/04/17 1/08/17 – 1/14/17
75%  2/05/17 – 2/11/17 1/15/17 – 1/21/17
50% 2/12/17 – 2/25/17 1/22/17 – 2/04/17
25% 2/26/17 – 3/11/17 2/05/17 – 2/18/17
0%  3/12/17 – 5/20/17 2/19/17 – 5/20/17

*Law and Graduate students will be refunded a pro-rated amount based upon the above schedule in accordance with the date they begin occupying the room.