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Contract Cancellation

A contract cancellation is the termination of the contract initiated by a student prior to the contract commencement. A contract cancellation must be processed through UNM Residence Life and Student Housing and cannot be processed by any other UNM department, including UNM Admissions. Contract cancellations may incur a fee depending on the date of cancellation. Please review the Academic Year Contract Cancellations below.

First Day of 2019-2020 UNM Housing Contract: August 13, 2019

First Day of Fall 2019 Semester Classes: August 19, 2019

An early check-in constitutes commencement of the contract and the resident is subject to contract release rates verses contract cancellation rates. Contract cancellations may incur a fee, depending on the date of cancellation.

Cancellation & Rates 2019-2020

To request a contract cancellation, please login to the housing portal (where you completed your application) and use the contract cancellation form. Please remember that all of the following processes are exclusive from any University withdrawal processes you may need to complete. For contract release (after the first day of the contract) please contact your Hall/Area Coordinator. Please read further for more information on cancellations, no-show, and contract release to ensure you are following the correct process and to understand the fees incurred with each. 

Not Enrolled Students

1. Cancellation received on or before May 10, 2019 - $0

2. Cancellation received between May 11 and June 19, 2019 - $300

3. Cancellation received between June 20 and July 19, 2019 - $400

4. Cancellation received between July 20 and August 12, 2019 - $500

Enrolled Students

1. Cancellation received on or before May 10, 2019 - $0

2. Cancellation received between May 11 and June 19, 2019 - $300

3. Cancellation received between June 20 and July 19, 2019 - $600

4. Cancellation received between July 20 and August 12, 2019 - $900

Students who apply after the License Agreement term start date have one week (7 days) after submission of the License Agreement to  complete a cancellation; cancellations within this 7 days will be charged a fee of $500.

A contract release is the termination of the contract after the contract commencement or for "No-Show." (See next section for no-show information.) Contract release occurs after the first day of the contract.

Residents wishing to terminate their contract after the first day of the contract (contract release) must process the request through a Hall Coordinator, Area Coordinator, or Assistant Director for Residence Life employed by UNM Residence Life & Student Housing. To request a contract release, contact your Hall/Area Coordinator. Contract releases incur fees and charges associated with the date of the contract release. Contract release rates are as follows:

Main Campus 

Not Enrolled Students 

Fall Semester

Class week 1-6 $500 Release Fee + Daily Rate

Class week 7-11 $500 Release Fee + Daily Rate + 40% of remaining semester

Class week 12-13 No Refund (no additional fees) iv. Class week 14+ No Refund + $500 Release Fee

Spring Semester 

Class week 1-6 $500 Release Fee + Daily Rate

Class week 7-11 $500 Release Fee + Daily Rate + 40% of remaining semester

Class week 12+ No Refund

Enrolled Students

Fall Semester 

Class week 1-6 $500 Release Fee + Daily Rate + 40% of remaining contract

Class week 7-13 No refund for Fall + 40% of spring portion

Class week 14+ No refund for Fall + $500 Release fee + 40% of spring portion

Spring Semester 

Class week 1-6 $500 Release Fee + Daily Rate + 40% of remaining semester

Class weeks7+ No Refund

Satellite Areas 

Not Enrolled Students 

Fall Semester 

Class week 1-6 $500 Release Fee + Daily Rate

Class week 7-11 $500 Release Fee + Daily Rate + 40% of remaining semester

Class week 12-13 No Refund (no additional fees)

Class week 14+ No Refund + $500 Release Fee

Spring Semester 

Class week 1-6 $500 Release Fee + Daily Rate

Class week 7-11 $500 Release Fee + Daily Rate + 40% of remaining semester

Class week 12-13 No Refund iv. Class week 14+ No Refund + $200 Release Fee

Summer Semester 

Contract week 1-6 $200 Release Fee + Daily Rate

Contract week 7+ No refund

Enrolled Students 

Fall Semester 

Class week 1-6 $500 Release Fee + Daily Rate + 40% of remainder of contract

Class week 7-13 No fall refund + 40% of remaining contract

Class week 14+ No Refund + $500 Release Fee + 40% of remaining contract

Spring Semester 

Class week 1-6 $500 Release Fee + Daily Rate + 40% of remaining contract

Class week 7-13 No Spring refund + 40% of remaining contract

Class week 14+ No Refund + $200 Release Fee + 40% of summer semester

Summer Semester 

Contract week 1-4 $200 Release Fee + Daily Rate + 40% of remaining summer

Contract week 5+ No refund

A “No Show” is a student who notifies RLSH they will not be claiming occupancy as of the first day of the License Agreement Term or a resident who fails to claim their assigned space according to the dates and deadlines previously outlined in Section 4.a. A student designated as a No Show will have their License Agreement administratively cancelled by the department. For all students declared a No Show, the No Show Fee will be assessed to the student’s Bursar’s account. The fees will be as follows:

Remain enrolled in the University: $500 Release Fee + Daily Rate

Not enrolled in the University-Main Campus: Fall $650,  Spring $650

Not enrolled in University-Satellite Area: Fall $710, Spring $710, Summer $345

Students living in the Residents Halls for the fall, but are moving out of the Residence Halls for the spring semester because they will not be enrolled in classes must complete a contract release by no later than the end of the 13th week of class of the fall semester to have the contract release fee waived. Contract releases received after end of the 13th week of class of the fall semester will include the $400 contract release fee.

Please note: Apartment residents who terminate their contracts between December and January may be subject to additional charges.

The following deadlines and information apply only to new residents for the spring semester. Contract cancellation deadlines for new residents for the spring semester are as follows:

  • Cancellation received on or before December 14, 2019 - $0
  • Cancellation received between December 15 and December 20, 2019- $400
  • Cancellation received between December 21, 2019 and January 9, 2020- $500

Contract Release Deadlines for Spring-only Residents

Spring contract begins January 10, 2020. First day of the spring 2020 semester is January 14, 2020.