Contract Cancellation Information

I am a new incoming student.

2017-18 newly admitted UNL students

  • Cancel prior to May 1, 2017 = $200
  • May 1, 2017 through August 15, 2017 = $400
  • August 16, 2017 through May 5, 2018 = 40% of remaining balance of contract.*

New spring 2018 semester entrants:

  • Prior to January 5, 2018 = $400
  • January 5, 2018 through May 5, 2018 = 40% of remaining balance

*If the 40% cancellation fee is less than $500 then the minimum cancellation fee of $500 will be charged to your account.

I am currently living in the residence halls.

2017-18 academic year contract

  • Prior to May 1, 2017 = $400
  • May 1, 2017 through August 15, 2017 = $1500
  • August 16, 2017 through May 5, 2018 = 40% of remaining balance of contract.*

New spring semester contract

  • Prior to January 5, 2018 = $400
  • January 5, 2018 through May 5, 2018 = 40% of remaining balance of contract.*

*If the 40% cancellation fee is less than $500 then the minimum cancellation fee of $500 will be charged to your account.

I am a UNL student currently living off campus.

2017-18 academic year contract

  • Prior to May 1, 2017 = $400
  • May 1, 2017 through August 15, 2017 = $1500
  • August 16, 2017 through May 5, 2018 = 40% of remaining balance of contract.*

New spring semester contract

  • Prior to January 5, 2018 = $400
  • January 5, 2018 through May 5, 2018 = 40% of remaining balance of contract.*

*If the 40% cancellation fee is less than $500 then the minimum cancellation fee of $500 will be charged to your account.

How do I cancel my contract?

Students are held liable for room and board charges until the cancellation is approved in writing by University Housing.

  • We cannot take cancellations over the phone. 
  • In order to cancel your housing contract, follow the steps below depending on whether you are cancelling before hall opening or after hall opening. 
  • Withdrawing or suspension from UNL will not automatically cancel your contract. 
  • It is not possible for another UNL department to cancel your contract.

Cancelling BEFORE hall opening

(I have NOT picked up my room key and/or have checked into my assigned room/hall): Log into your Housing contract in MyRed and choose "Cancel Contract." You will receive confirmation (by email) that we have received your cancellation.

Cancelling AFTER hall opening

(I have picked up my room key and/or have checked into my assigned room/hall): Anyone wishing to cancel their contract after they have picked up their key and/or checked into their assigned room must contact their Residence Director (RD).  No cancellation will be considered without the proper residence hall check-out form completed, keys returned, etc.

Cancellation adjustments/exceptions/variables

Reason for Cancellation
Fee on Approval*
Academic Program
Study Abroad, Exchange, Co-op, Internship and Student Teaching
(Student must provide UNL Documentation to be considered for cancellation fee reduction.)
$0.00
Cancellation of Registration/Withdrawal/Dismissal/Transfer
$400.00
Graduation (December)
$0.00
Marriage
(Student must provide valid marriage certificate and cancellation date must be no more than 30 days prior of the marriage to be considered for cancellation reduction.)
$400.00
Military
(Student must provide draft notice or official documentation from the specific country requiring said service to be considered for cancellation reduction.)
$0.00