Residential Plan Refund Policy

Housing Contract Cancellation – Withdrawal or enrollment change

A housing contract is cancelled if the resident will no longer be a full-time day student or be enrolled in a graduate course during the contract period. If the enrollment change occurs prior to move-in, the student will not be charged for room and board. If the enrollment change occurs on or after move-in, refunds of room and board charges are not generally granted for the semester that is in progress. Appeals to the no-refund policy should be directed to the vice president for student affairs.

Housing Contract Cancellation – Exempting after a contract is signed

Once a student has signed a housing contract, if they hope to cancel it but remain a full-time day school student, they must file a Request for Exemption with supporting documents. Assuming the exemption is approved and the contract is cancelled, the student will be responsible for cancellation fees and other charges per the schedule below. Additionally, students who have a residential grant will lose that award if their contract is cancelled. Other financial aid awards may be reduced as well, as the cost of attendance may go down for students who are granted permission to commute. Prior to submitting exemption paperwork, students should contact Financial Aid to learn how cancelling a housing contract will affect the financial award package.

Current Students – Those with academic year housing contracts or fall-only contracts

If a 2016-17 Request for Exemption is received on or before the exemption deadline (April 8, 2016) there is NO contract cancellation fee.

If a 2016-17 Request for Exemption is received after the exemption deadline (April 8, 2016), but prior to fall move-in, the student will be charged a $500 contract cancellation fee.

If a 2016-17 Request for Exemption is received on or after fall move-in and by the schedule change deadline (September 2, 2016), the student will be charged:

  • $500 contract cancellation fee
  • the nightly room rate until date of formal check-out
  • the prorated cost of the meal plan

If a 2016-17 Request for Exemption is received after the schedule change deadline (September 2, 2016), the student will be charged:

  • $500 contract cancellation fee
  • the nightly room rate until date of formal check-out
  • the entire cost of the fall meal plan
  • 40% of the remaining room rent for the entire academic year

Newly Admitted Students - Entering Drury at the fall semester with academic year housing contracts or fall-only contracts

If a 2016-17 Request for Exemption is received on or before the exemption deadline (July 31, 2016) there is NO contract cancellation fee.

If a 2016-17 Request for Exemption is received after the exemption deadline (July 31, 2016) but prior to fall move-in, the student will be charged a $500 contract cancellation fee.

If a 2016-17 Request for Exemption is received after fall move-in and by the schedule change deadline (September 2, 2016), the student will be charged:

  • $500 contract cancellation fee
  • the nightly room rate until date of formal check-out
  • the prorated cost of the meal plan

If a 2016-17 Request for Exemption is received after the schedule change deadline (September 2, 2016), the student will be charged:

  • $500 contract cancellation fee
  • the nightly room rate until date of formal check-out
  • the entire cost of the fall meal plan
  • 40% of the remaining room rent for the entire academic year

Newly Admitted Students - Entering Drury at the spring semester AND Current students with a spring-only housing contract

If a 2016-17 Request for Exemption is received on or before the exemption deadline (December 1, 2016), there is NO contract cancellation fee.

If a 2016-17 Request for Exemption is received after the exemption deadline (December 1, 2016), but prior to spring move-in, the student will be charged a $500 contract cancellation fee.

If a 2016-17 Request for Exemption is received on or after spring move-in day and by the schedule change deadline (January 27, 2017), the student will be charged:

  • $500 contract cancellation fee
  • the nightly room rate until date of formal check-out
  • the prorated cost of the meal plan

If a 2016-17 Request for Exemption is received after the schedule change deadline (January 27, 2017), the student will be charged:

  • $500 contract cancellation fee
  • the nightly room rate until date of formal check-out
  • the entire cost of the fall meal plan
  • 40% of the remaining room rent for the entire academic year