Cancellation Refund & Fee Schedule

The below refund and fee schedule applies to canceled housing applications and contracts.

**Advance rent refunds listed below apply only to new applications. Continuing residents who submit advance rent during a contract renewal process forfeit 100% of their advance rent payment for cancellation at any point after a contract is renewed. 

** First-year students do not need to apply for housing in order to apply for a first-year housing expectation exemption. However, if a student receives an exemption after applying for housing, the student will be refunded the $250 advance rent amount but will forfeit the $50 application and $10 processing fees.

To cancel your housing application, complete this form. This form is the only way LSU Residential Life will accept cancellations.

Current residents need to speak with a Res Life Assignments staff member to cancel their current academic year housing contract.


Fall*
Cancel on or before May 1 $250 Refund**
Cancel May 2-31 $125 Refund**
Cancel in June $0 Refund & $0 Cancellation Fee
Cancel in July $0 Refund & $175 Cancellation Fee
Cancel between August 1 and the first day of fall classes Student is responsible for 25% of the lowest priced room offered for the fall semester
Cancel on or after the first day of fall classes because student is RESIGNING from LSU Student is responsible for 25% of the rent remaining on their room for the fall semester and will be charged a rent penalty for the spring semester (75% of the lowest priced room offered).
After the 14th class day of the spring semester, the spring rent penalty will be reversed if student is not registered for classes at LSU
Cancel on or after the first day of fall classes WITHOUT RESIGNING from LSU Student is responsible for 75% of the remaining fall rent for the lowest priced room offered and will be charged a rent penalty for the spring semester (75% of the lowest priced room offered).
After the 14th class day of the spring semester, the spring rent penalty will be reversed if student is not registered for classes at LSU
Student is a No Show* and is not registered for fall classes

*A No Show is defined as a student who did not cancel a room assignment and failed to check in by 11:59 p.m. on the first day of class.

Student is responsible for 25% of the fall rent for the lowest priced room offered
Student is a No Show* and is registered for fall classes

*A No Show is defined as a student who did not cancel a room assignment and failed to check in by 11:59 p.m. on the first day of class.

Student is responsible for 75% of the fall rent for the lowest priced room offered
Spring
Cancel spring housing before first day of spring classes, lived on campus for the fall and is registered at LSU Student will be charged a rent penalty for the spring semester (75% of the lowest priced room offered). After the 14th class day in the spring semester, the spring penalty will be reversed if the student is not registered for classes at LSU.
Cancel spring housing before first day of spring classes and did not live on campus in the fall No spring rent penalty
Cancel on or after the first day of spring classes because student is RESIGNING from LSU Student is responsible for 25% of the rent remaining on their spring room
Cancel on or after the first day of spring classes WITHOUT RESIGNING from LSU Student is responsible for 75% of the remaining spring rent for the lowest priced room offered
Student is new housing applicant for spring, is a No Show*, and is not registered for spring classes

*A No Show is defined as a student who did not cancel a room assignment and failed to check in by 11:59 p.m. on the first day of class.

Student is responsible for 25% of the rent for their assigned space for the spring semester
Student is a new housing applicant for spring, is a No Show*, and is registered for spring classes

*A No Show is defined as a student who did not cancel a room assignment and failed to check in by 11:59 p.m. on the first day of class.

Student is responsible for 75% of the spring rent for the lowest priced room offered
Fall Graduates No spring rent penalty
Academically ineligible to return for spring semester No spring rent penalty
Participating in a university-affiliated exchange program No spring rent penalty

Summer 

 
Cancel on or after the first day of summer classes because student is RESIGNING from LSU Student is responsible for 25% of the rent remaining on their  summer room
Cancel on or after the first day of summer classes WITHOUT RESIGNING from LSU Student is responsible for 75% of the remaining summer rent for the lowest priced room offered
Student is a new housing applicant for summer, is a No Show*, and is not registered for summer  classes
*A No Show is defined as a student who did not cancel a room assignment and failed to check in by 11:59 p.m. on the first day of class.
Student is responsible for 25% of the summer rent for the lowest priced room offered
Student is a new housing applicant for summer, is a No Show*, and is registered for summer classes
*A No Show is defined as a student who did not cancel a room assignment and failed to check in by 11:59 p.m. on the first day of class.
Student is responsible for 75% of the summer rent for the lowest priced room offered


 

*This chart was updated on 10-17-17 for 2018-19. Summer information was added 11-3-17.