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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 and official leave of absence) will be charged a 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 cancellation fee or residents that are seeking a waiver of the cancellation fee due to graduation, study abroad,student teaching,military service, official university withdrawal, and official leave of absence  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 week three 
25 percent refund for week four

After the fourth 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 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 four 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 week three 
 25 percent refund for week four.

After the fourth 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 cancellation fee.

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

Fall 2018 Refund Schedule

 Undergraduate Students*Law/Grad StudentsSchool of Medicine
100% 09/02/18 – 9/08/18 8/12/18 – 8/18/18 7/22/18 – 7/28/18
75% 9/09/18 – 9/15/18   8/19/18 – 8/25/18 7/29/18 – 8/04/18
50% 9/16/18 – 09/22/18 8/26/18 – 9/01/18  8/05/18 – 8/11/18
25% 09/23/18 – 09/29/18 9/02/18 – 9/08/18 8/12/18 – 8/18/18
0% 09/30/18 – 12/22/18 9/09/18 – 12/22/18 8/19/18 – 12/22/18

*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 2019 Refund Schedule

 Undergraduate Students*Law/Graduate Students
100% 1/27/19 – 2/02/19 1/06/19 – 1/12/19
75%  2/03/19 – 2/09/19 1/13/19 – 1/19/19
50% 2/10/19 – 2/16/19 1/20/19 – 1/26/19
25% 2/17/19 – 2/23/19 1/27/19 – 2/02/19
0%  2/24/19 – 5/18/19 2/03/19 – 5/18/18

*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.


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