Cancellation Deadlines

First and Second Year sTudents

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

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

  • 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 from your coop or academic adviser is required and should be forwarded via email.

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.

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 2018-2019

Effective starting for Fall 2018, cancellation fees will no longer be calculated as a percentage of the term room charges.  Please see the updated chart below for 2018-2019 cancellation fee information.

Undergraduate/Graduate Students

Amount Charged Notification Received
  Fall 2018 Spring 2019 Summer I 2019 Summer II 2019
Deposit Returned - NO charge Before 5/15/18 Before 10/1/18 Before 3/15/19 Before 4/15/19
$1,000 charge* After 5/15/18 After 10/1/18 After 3/15/19 After 4/15/19
$2,000 charge* After 6/15/18 After 10/15/18 After 3/30/19 After 4/30/19
$3,000 charge* After 7/15/18 After 11/1/18 After 4/15/19 After 5/15/19
100% of term room charge* After 8/1/18 After 12/1/18 After 4/30/19 After 5/29/19
*The student's deposit for the term is applied to the Cancellation Charge assessed. 

Law Students

Amount Charged Notification Received
  Fall 2018 Winter 2019 Spring 2019 Summer 2019
Deposit Returned - NO Charge Before 6/30/18 Before 9/30/18 Before 12/30/18 Before 4/1/19
$1,000 charge* After 6/30/18 After 9/30/18 After 12/30/18 After 4/1/19
$2,000 charge* After 7/15/18 After 10/15/18 After 1/15/19 After 4/15/19
$3,000 charge* After 8/1/18 After 10/30/18 After 1/30/19 After 4/30/19
100% of term room charge* After 8/15/18 After 11/15/18 After 2/16/19 After 5/17/19
*The student's deposit for the term is applied to the Cancellation Charge assessed. 

CANCELLATION DEADLINES 2019-2020

Undergraduate/Graduate Students

Amount Charged Notification Received
  Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Summer I 2020 Summer II 2020
Deposit Returned - NO charge Before 5/15/19 Before 10/1/19 Before 3/15/20 Before 4/15/20
$1,000 charge* After 5/15/19 After 10/1/19   After 4/15/20
$2,000 charge* After 6/15/19 After 10/15/19 After 3/15/20 After 4/30/20
$3,000 charge* After 7/15/19 After 11/1/19 After 4/1/20 After 5/15/20
100% of term room charge* After 8/1/19 After 12/1/19 After 4/15/20 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 2019 Winter 2020 Spring 2020 Summer 2020
Deposit Returned - NO Charge Before 6/30/19 Before 9/30/19 Before 12/30/19 Before 4/1/20
$1,000 charge* After 6/30/19 After 9/30/19 After 12/30/19 After 4/1/20
$2,000 charge* After 7/15/19 After 10/15/19 After 1/15/20 After 4/15/19
$3,000 charge* After 8/1/19 After 10/30/19 After 1/30/20 After 4/30/20
100% of term room charge* After 8/15/19 After 11/15/19 After 2/16/20 After 5/17/20
*The student's deposit for the term is applied to the Cancellation Charge assessed. 

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.