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Housing Contracts (Terms and Conditions)

In order to live in the residence halls, a student must have a signed housing contract. Once you sign a housing contract, you have a GUARANTEED space on campus for next year! 

The housing contract is binding and you cannot cancel it at a later date. You will be billed for residential housing and a resident meal plan in the fall and spring semesters of the next academic year.

View Housing Contracts

The following pdf files are for reference only. If there are any discrepancies between your signed contract and those included below, the signed contracts supersede the online previews.

Housing Contract FAQs



What is a Housing Contract?

  • A Housing Contract is a legally binding document that, when signed electronically, commits a student to live in the residence halls during the upcoming year and reserves a space for the student according to the Terms and Conditions of the Contract.
  • The contract will be binding for the entire academic year for which it is signed and may only be canceled within 5 business days after it is signed.

What happens after I sign a Housing Contract?

Students with signed housing contracts will be able to complete the Online Room Selection process after Spring Break. This is the time when you get to decide where you will live for the upcoming academic year!

How was the 2017-2018 Housing Contract revised on March 7, 2017?

In order to better serve our residents the refund schedule for the 2017-18 Housing Contract was updated on March 7, 2017.  Both the previous and the current schedules are posted below.  The new schedule can also be found on page 4 of the contract found via the link above. Please contact the Office of Residence Life with additional questions.
 
Current Refund Schedule
 
Any termination of the JMU Residential Contract may qualify the resident for a refund or adjustment of room rent owed as outlined below.
“Standard housing rent” refers to charges applied to all JMU residence halls with the exception of the Apartments on Grace.
“Applicable housing rent” refers to the rent owed on the particular residence hall occupied at the time of contract termination.
 
Semester I,  Fall 2017
Date of termination            
Rent Amount Owed
Prior to taking occupancy of assigned space
10% of standard housing rent
On or before September 17, 2017       
25% of applicable housing rent
On or before October 1, 2017      
50% of applicable housing rent
On or before October 22, 2017        
75% of applicable housing rent
After October 22, 2017     
100% of applicable housing rent
 
 
Semester II, Spring 2018 
Date of termination
Rent Amount Owed  
Prior to taking occupancy of assigned space
10% of standard housing rent
On or before January 28, 2018          
25% of applicable housing rent
On or before February 11, 2018        
50% of applicable housing rent
On or before March 4, 2018          
75% of applicable housing rent
After March 4, 2018       
100% of applicable housing rent
 
 
Previous Refund Schedule
 
Any termination of the JMU Residential Contract may qualify the resident for a refund or adjustment of room rent owed as outlined below.
“Standard housing rent” refers to charges applied to all JMU residence halls with the exception of the Apartments on Grace.
“Applicable housing rent” refers to the rent owed on the particular residence hall occupied at the time of contract termination.
 
Semester I,  Fall 2017
Date of termination            
Rent Amount Owed
Prior to taking occupancy of assigned space
25% of standard housing rent
On or before September 15, 2017       
25% of applicable housing rent
On or before September 29, 2017      
50% of applicable housing rent
On or before October 20, 2017        
75% of applicable housing rent
After October 20, 2017     
100% of applicable housing rent
 
 
Semester II, Spring 2018 
Date of termination
Rent Amount Owed  
Prior to taking occupancy of assigned space
25% of standard housing rent
On or before January 26, 2018          
25% of applicable housing rent
On or before February 9, 2018        
50% of applicable housing rent
On or before March 2, 2018          
75% of applicable housing rent
After March 2, 2018       
100% of applicable housing rent