Housing Charges / Cancellation Policy

Cancellation by student prior to first date of contract period for students returning to the University:  Students must submit their contract cancellation request in writing to the Office of Residence Life.

Full Academic Year Contracts (Fall Semester start date): If a student requests cancellation  after the signing of a one year contract and prior to the first date of the contract period, the student shall incur a $500 cancellation fee and the forfeiture of the housing deposit.    

Spring Semester Only Contracts (Spring Semester start date): If the student requests cancellation after the signing of a one year contract and prior to the first date of the contract period, the student shall incur a $500 cancellation fee and the forfeiture of the housing deposit.

For information regarding cancellation of housing during a semester, please contact Residence Life at (660)-785-4227 or at reslife@truman.edu

Refund of Deposit:  The refundable portion of the deposit will be returned to a student upon the following conditions:

a)  If the University does not accept the student’s application for housing; or

b)  If the student is denied admission to the University for the applicable period.

The refundable portion of the deposit will be refunded to a student who has not previously attended the University if the student notifies the University in writing prior to May 1 for Fall Semester and October 1 for Spring Semester enrollment that he or she will not be attending.

In all other cases, the University reserves the right to retain the refundable portion of the deposit as liquidated damages for breach of contract.

Any student cancelling their contract during the contract period should contact the Office of Residence Life at (660)-785-4227 to determine cancellation fees.

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Policy Type: Operations