Housing Cancellation


  1. Cancellation of the Contract Prior to the start of the Academic Year:
    1. If written notice of cancellation is received by University Housing on or before June 15, 2017, the contract will be cancelled and the $125 housing deposit will be refunded as long as there is no further indebtedness to the University.  The $25 application fee is non-refundable.
    2. If written notice of cancellation is received by University Housing after June 15, 2017, the contract will be cancelled and the $125 housing deposit will be forfeited.  The $25 application fee is non-refundable.
    3. If written notice of cancellation is received by University Housing after July 31, 2017, the contract will be cancelled, the $125 housing deposit will be forfeited and the student will be charged a $250 “no-show” or cancellation fee, unless the student fails to enroll.  The $25 application fee is non-refundable.
  2. Early termination of the contract by resident after occupancy:
    1. A student who withdraws from classes during either fall or spring semester is required to leave University Housing within 48 hours of the withdrawal.  The student housing charges will be prorated by the schedule contained within the University Housing Community Guide and the $125 security deposit will be forfeited.  The $25 application fee is non-refundable.   
    2. To change to commuter status once a room is occupied a student must fill out a housing contract release request form.  If the request is granted, the student’s housing charges will be prorated by the schedule contained within the University Housing Community Guide, the $125 security deposit will be forfeited and a $1,000 cancellation fee will be assessed to the student’s account.  The $25 application fee is non-refundable.  
  3. Cancellation of the Contract at the End of the Fall Semester:
    1. The contract may be terminated at the end of the fall semester only for the following reasons: withdrawal from USCA; graduation; marriage (no more than four weeks prior to the wedding date); and financial hardship caused by a change in financial status (documentary evidence will be required). 
    2. Any student qualifying for cancellation under section 10a (except in the case of graduation) will forfeit the $125 security deposit.  If that student enrolls at USC Aiken in the spring, they will incur a $1,000 cancellation fee.  The $25 application fee is non-refundable.  
  4. Cancellation of the Contract for Mid-Year (New Spring) Applicants:
    1. If written notice of cancellation is received by University Housing on or before December 15, 2016, the contract will be cancelled and the $125 housing deposit will be refunded as long as there is no further indebtedness to the University.  The $25 application fee is non-refundable.
    2. If written notice of cancellation is received by University Housing after December 15, 2016, the contract will be cancelled and the $125 housing deposit will be forfeited.  The $25 application fee is non-refundable.
    3. If written notice of cancellation is received by University Housing after January 2, 2017, the contract will be cancelled, the $125 housing deposit will be forfeited and the student will be charged a $250 “no-show” or cancellation fee, unless the student fails to enroll.  The $25 application fee is non-refundable.

HOUSING CONTRACTS ARE FOR THE FULL SCHOOL YEAR. APPROVAL MUST BE GRANTED TO MOVE OUT ANYTIME AFTER THE FALL SEMESTER BEGINS.  YOUR CONTRACT BEGINS UPON YOUR PICKING UP YOUR KEYS AND SIGNING YOUR OCCUPANCY CARD.

Please review the housing contract release form carefully and note that you must be approved before moving out of student housing.

Housing Deposit Refunds

Students that are not returning to housing in the spring should make sure that their address is correct on their SSC account. Deposit refund checks (when applicable) will be mailed to you at the address listed on your SSC account and will take 4 - 6 weeks to process. Incorrect addresses will delay you receiving your refund.