What does UDAP do?
JMU becomes your guarantor for payments up to specified limits: $200 for gas, $300 for electric, and $185 for water.
If you move out of your apartment and/or your utilities have been disconnected, you will be sent a bill for three months from the utility company. If it remains unpaid, UDAP will pay the utility company. The amount that UDAP pays will be put on your JMU tuition bill and a hold placed on your JMU records. If the amount due exceeds the UDAP limit, that portion will be turned over to a collection agency at the three month time period.
Who is eligible for a UDAP contract?
To be eligible for UDAP (verified through MyMadison):
- Must be enrolled as degree-seeking and currently active.
- No JMU financial holds (please take care of all holds before purchasing a UDAP contract).
- Must be a student living off-campus.
- Requires a JMU Email account.
How much is a UDAP contract?
When can I purchase a contract?
Contracts go on sale April 1 for the next school year and can be purchased at any time through MyMadison. Contract terms end on July 31 of the following year.
How do I purchase a UDAP contract?
What are my responsibilities when I buy a UDAP contract?
If you go away for the summer, you are still responsible for any charges as long as the utility connections are in your name.
If you sublease your apartment, disconnect all utilities in your name. The person subleasing the apartment should put all utilities in his/her own name and can purchase his/her own UDAP contract.
Do I need to disconnect my utilities when I move?
I bought a UDAP contract and I am moving. Do I need another contract for my new apartment?
I am graduating in May but living in my apartment until August. Is there a summer UDAP contract that I can buy?
My roommate bought a UDAP contract and didn't tell me. Now we both have one. Can I get a refund?
I bought a contract in May for the summer, but now I am not a student anymore. Can I get a refund?
What happens if my roommates and I want to share the responsibility for our utilities?
I tried to purchase a contract but an error message appeared on my screen. Why does it not work?