Cancellation Deadlines

First and Second Year sTudents

You are required to live in University Housing for your first two years at the Boston Campus.

First Year Students

For Fall 2020, First year students participating in NUstart, have a registration preferred deadline of July 24th through Admissions. After this date registrations will be reviewed on a case by case basis. If you register for NUstart, your housing will be cancelled for the fall with no fee and we will be in touch during the fall semester about next steps for Spring 2021 Housing.

First year Spring 2021 cancellation information for remote learning will be posted here in mid to late October.

Second Year Students

A request to cancel housing may be submitted under the following circumstances:

  • NUflex from home SPRING 2021 OCTOBER 1st*
  • Co-oping farther than 20 miles outside of the Boston area
  • Study Abroad
  • Leave of Absence
  • Withdrawing from the university

To submit your request, e-mail housing@northeastern.edu; please include your name, NUID number, the semester you are requesting to cancel, and a detailed reason for the request.  Documented verification of your Co-op, Withdrawal, or Leave of Absence  is required and should be forwarded via email.

*Housing and Residential Life will accept cancellations from required students who will be participating in NUflex completely remote from home. If you plan to be in Boston and attending some of your classes in person, you will still be considered a required student, and if you wish to be released from the housing requirement, you can follow our residency waiver process

For any other reasons, please refer to the Residency Waiver Process.

UPPERCLASSMEN and Transfers

If it is before the Cancellation Deadline:

You can cancel at anytime and receive your deposit as a credit to your tuition account within 7-14 business days as long as you cancel in accordance with the cancellation schedule below. Please note the self cancellation date for Fall 2020 has been updated to July 15th. 

If the Cancellation Deadline has passed:

You will lose your deposit and be assessed a charge based on the cancellation schedule. If your housing is cancelled prior to receiving an assignment, you will be assessed a cancellation fee according to the cancellation schedule at the rate of a standard apartment double. If the cancellation deadline has passed, but you can demonstrate a significant change in academic, co-op or financial circumstances, you may petition to remove this charge.

If you are co-oping further than 20 miles outside of the Boston area, studying abroad, taking a medical leave of absence or withdrawing from the University, you can cancel your housing, regardless of the cancellation schedule. To submit your request, e-mail housing@northeastern.edu; please include your name, NUID number, the semester you are requesting to cancel, and a detailed reason for the request.  Documented verification from your coop or academic adviser is required and should be forwarded via email. Once received, we can cancel your housing assignment without penalty.

PLEASE NOTE:

Your adviser (Financial Aid, Study Abroad, Academic, or Co-op) cannot cancel your housing contract. You must request the cancellation by e-mail to housing@northeastern.edu.

CANCELLATION DEADLINES 2020-2021

FOR UPDATES ON THE STATUS OF HOUSING CANCELLATIONS DURING COVID-19, PLEASE REFER TO THE UNIVERSITIES DEDICATED CORONAVIRUS WEBSITE. 

Undergraduate/Graduate Students

Amount Charged Notification Received
  Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Summer I 2020 Summer II 2020
Deposit Returned - NO charge Before 7/15/20 Before 10/1/20 No Summer  I Housing 2020 ----
$1,000 ($500 Summer) charge* -- After 10/1/20 ----
$2,000 ($1000 Summer) charge* -- After 10/15/20 ----
$3,000 ($1500 Summer) charge* After 7/15/20 After 11/1/20 ----
100% of term room charge* After 8/1/20 After 12/1/20 After 5/29/20
*The student's deposit for the term is applied to the Cancellation Charge assessed. 

Law Students

Amount Charged Notification Received
  Fall 2020 Winter 2020 Spring 2021 Summer 2020
Deposit Returned - NO Charge Before 6/30/20 Before 9/30/20 Before 12/30/20 --
$1,000 charge* After 6/30/20 After 9/30/20 After 12/30/20 --
$2,000 charge* After 7/15/20 After 10/15/20 After 1/15/21 --
$3,000 charge* After 8/1/20 After 10/30/20 After 1/30/21 --
100% of term room charge* After 8/15/20 After 11/15/20 After 2/16/21 After 5/17/20
*The student's deposit for the term is applied to the Cancellation Charge assessed. 

CAncellation Fee Petition Process

Do you wish to petition your cancellation fee?

Here is a brief out-line of the process.

  1. Complete and submit this on-line form: Official Petition Form
  2. Submit the form by pressing "Submit" at the end of your petition. You can also fax your supporting documents if you do not wish to upload them with your petition, to (617) 373-8794. Be sure to include a cover page with your NUID number and label it "Petition Information."
  3. Once your petition is received, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to you'
  4. Petitions are reviewed on an ongoing basis and decisions communicated via email to your husky account in a timely manner.

Please note:  If more information is required, you will receive an e-mail request. You will then have five (5) business days to respond with the appropriate information. If you cannot obtain the information within five (5) business days, please contact housing@northeastern.edu, Assistant Director (Upperclass Assignments).  If you fail to produce the requested information within five (5) business days your petition will be automatically DENIED and you will be removed from the petition process.

If you have questions or concerns after a decision has been made please contact housing@northeastern.edu.