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

You are required to live in University Housing for your first two years at the Boston Campus. If you plan to be in Boston and attending 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

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

  • 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 study abroad, Withdrawal, or Leave of Absence  is required and should be forwarded via email.

If there are any specific changes for Fall 2021, they will be posted here at that time or communicated to you via your Northeastern email.

Second Year Students

You are required to live in University Housing for your first two years at the Boston Campus. If you plan to be in Boston and attending 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

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

  • Co-op 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.

If there are any specific changes for Fall 2021, they will be posted here at that time or communicated to you via your Northeastern email.

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. 

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 on co-op 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, email 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 co-op or academic adviser is required and should be forwarded via email. Once received, we can cancel your housing assignment without penalty if received prior to the start of the semester.

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 2021-2022

Undergraduate (Non-Required)/Graduate/Law Students

Amount Charged Notification Received
  Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Summer I 2021 Summer II 2021
Deposit Returned - NO charge Before 5/15/21 Before 10/1/21 Before 3/15/21 Before 4/15/21
$1,000 ($500 Summer) charge* After 5/15/21 After 10/1/21   After 4/15/21
$2,000 ($1000 Summer) charge* After 6/15/21 After 10/15/21 After 3/15/21 After 4/30/21
$3,000 ($1500 Summer) charge* After 7/15/21 After 11/1/21 After 4/1/21 After 5/15/21
100% of term room charge* After 8/1/21 After 12/1/21 After 4/15/21 After 5/29/21
*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?

  1. Complete and submit this on-line form: Official Petition Form
  2. Submit the form by pressing "Submit" at the end of your petition. 
  3. Once your petition is received, a confirmation email will be sent to you'
  4. Petitions are reviewed on an ongoing basis and decisions communicated via Northeastern email in a timely manner.

Please note:  If more information is required, you will receive an email 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.  If you fail to produce the requested information, or contact Housing requesting an extension within five (5) business days your petition will be 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.