Unlike some other universities and most off-campus housing options, the College will provide housing refunds if it is unable to open the residence halls for Fall 2020.
In addition, please be aware the College provided pro-rated Housing and Meal Plan refunds for Spring 2020 from the end of Spring Break though Commencement mid-May, a longer refund period than any other public university in Florida. While not required by the terms of the Housing Contract, it was the right thing to do for our students.
a. Cancellation Deadlines and Refunds. The following schedule of cancellation deadlines and refunds applies to students who request contract cancellation, or who are approved for Off-Campus Housing. Students will still be responsible for the daily rate charges up until the day they return their room key.
Fall 2020 Semester
September 4, 2020: 100% refund of housing fees
September 11, 2020: 50% refund of housing fees
September 18, 2020: 25% refund of housing fees
September 19, 2020: No refund of housing fees
Spring 2021 Semester
February 12, 2021: 100% refund of housing fees
February 19, 2021: 50% refund of housing fees
February 26, 2021: 25% refund of housing fees
February 27, 2021: No refund of housing fees
b. Grounds for Cancellation. Students who request cancellation of the Housing Contract must state the grounds for their request to the Senior Associate Dean of Student Affairs. Subject to the terms, deadlines, and fees outlined above, students may request contract cancellation based on the following grounds:
1. Denial of admission;
2. Academic or administrative withdrawal, including leaves of absence;
3. Academic or administrative suspension or expulsion;
4. Off-campus study;
5. Early graduation;
6. Evidence of marriage; or
7. Other extraordinary circumstances, as determined by the Office of Student Affairs and Campus Legal Counsel.
c. Academic or Administrative Dismissal. Students who are removed from housing and/or dismissed from the College as a result of academic or administrative reasons are subject to the terms outlined in Deadlines, Fees, and Refunds above. As determined by the Senior Associate Dean of Student Affairs, certain adjustments may be applied to account for extraordinary circumstances or unnecessary hardship.
Students who have been determined to have preemptively unsat their contract prior to the end of the semester may be required to vacate the residence halls. Students must be in good academic standings with the College to remain a residential student. Students requested to leave due to having a preemptive unsat will forfeit any and all refunds and will be charged any fees/fines/cancellation charges.
d. Conduct Dismissal. Students who are removed from housing and/or dismissed from the College as a result of sanctions or interim measures according to the Student Code of Conduct are liable for the full fees under the Housing Contract. No refunds will be issued for students removed from New College due to violation of the Academic code of conduct.
though not required by the terms of the Housing Contract, because it was the right thing to do.
While we view the closure of the campus as unlikely, in the event that the College was required to close its residence halls after the “No refund date”, the College would make every effort to return some portion of housing fees.