Deposits & Refunds
Note: Any student seeking to change her/his type of residence must first adjust the deposit, if necessary.
Refunds of security/reservation deposits are made at the termination of occupancy. Release from the financial obligation to pay for occupancy does not grant an automatic refund of deposit. Students wishing to move off campus should file an Application for Release from Housing Contract form with Housing Management and Dining Services, which will be reviewed by the Housing Policies and Procedures committee.
Security/reservation deposits will NOT be returned in the following circumstances:
Deposit balances are refunded to the student's account within a reasonable time after residents complete the proper forms and vacate their residences.
Housing and Meal Plan Refund Policy (excerpt; see the Student Handbook for complete, up-to-date information):
Students may be automatically released from this Agreement if they academically withdraw, take a leave of absence (terminating their registration), are academically disqualified, or attend an approved study abroad or domestic exchange program. Students in these circumstances will be released from their obligation to pay housing charges based on the schedule below.
Students are considered to have begun the term of the License Agreement when housing keys are issued. If key pick-up has not taken place before the start of the second week of classes* the License Agreement will be canceled and 80% of housing and meal plan fees will be reversed.
All other decisions regarding release from this Agreement are made by the Housing Policies and Procedures Committee. Requests for release based on compelling, unforeseen and documentable circumstances must be submitted in writing to the Housing Management and Dining Services Office. A decision on the written request will be made within 15 work days of its submission. Refunds for release from financial obligation are based on the refund policy stated below and in the College Catalog. Refunds of housing and meal plan charges are based on the date of check-out from the assigned residence and return of housing keys.
* - Weeks of classes begin on Wednesdays and end on Tuesdays.
Living at Mills
ID Validation and Move In
Living Learning Communities
Housing Management & Dining Services (HMDS)
Sage Hall, Room 138