Contract Cancellation Information

For information on canceling either a meal only contract or the optional meal plan portion of a room only contract, visit the meal plan options webpage.

2019-20 newly admitted UNL students
Cancel prior to May 1, 2019 $0
Cancel between May 1, 2019 through Aug. 15, 2019 $400
Cancel between Aug. 16, 2019 through May 9, 2020 40% of remaining balance of contract
New spring 2020 semester entrants
Cancel prior to Jan. 10, 2020 $400
Cancel between Jan. 10, 2020 through May 9, 2020 40% of remaining balance
2020-21 newly admitted UNL students
Cancel prior to May 1, 2020 $0
Cancel between May 1, 2020 through Aug. 15, 2020 $400
Cancel between Aug. 16, 2020 through May 8, 2021 40% of remaining balance of contract
New spring 2021 semester entrants
Cancel prior to Jan. 8, 2021 $400
Cancel between Jan. 8, 2021 through May 8, 2021 40% of remaining balance
2019-20 academic year contract
Cancel prior to May 1, 2019 $400
Cancel between May 1, 2019 through Aug. 15, 2019 $1500
Cancel between Aug. 16, 2019 through May 9, 2020 40% of remaining balance of contract
New spring 2020 semester contract
Cancel prior to Jan. 10, 2020 $400
Cancel between Jan. 10, 2020 through May 9, 2020 40% of remaining balance of contract
2020-21 academic year contract
Cancel prior to May 1, 2020 $400
Cancel between May 1, 2020 through Aug. 15, 2020 $1500
Cancel between Aug. 16, 2020 through May 8, 2021 40% of remaining balance of contract
New spring 2021 semester contract
Cancel prior to Jan. 8, 2021 $400
Cancel between Jan. 8, 2021 through May 8, 2021 40% of remaining balance of 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.

Canceling BEFORE hall opening.

I have NOT picked up my room key and/or have checked into my assigned room/hall.

Email housing.contracts@unl.edu with your name, NUID, a statement requesting to cancel your contract and your reason for cancelling.


Canceling 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.

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
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

*Plus daily room and meal plan charges. **Must match the semester being canceled.