Withdraw from Housing
If you are withdrawing from the College for any reason (graduating, transferring, etc.) you must withdraw from housing as well. Students withdrawing from housing for any reason forfeit the housing deposit.
Process to Withdraw
If you wish to be released from the housing contract, but remain a full-time student at St. John Fisher College, you must follow the housing contract appeal process below.
Housing Contract Appeal Process
You may appeal to be released from the contract if you have been faced with an extraordinary medical or financial situation that has occurred after the contract was signed. If you appeal to be released from the contract and is are not released, room and board charges still apply. Releases from the contract are only granted in exceptional cases with appropriate documentation. Once you review the following information, if you have any further questions about this process, please contact the ResLife office at (585) 385-8281 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Types of Appeals
To Appeal Based on a Medical Reason
If you have a diagnosed medical condition that makes it medically necessary to move off campus, please complete the Housing Contract Appeal form on ResLife Online. The College requires that you provide appropriate documentation of the condition from your treating physician to the Health and Wellness Center. You must follow the process to request disability accommodations. You will need to provide supporting documentation. Once the information is received, the review committee will contact you with recommendations (if any) concerning the appeal.
To Appeal Based on a Financial Reason
If the need to break the contract is financial, please complete the Housing Contract Appeal form on ResLife Online and be prepared to describe how your financial situation has changed significantly since you signed your housing contract. Your information will be reviewed with the Office of Student Financial Services and/or Student Accounts and more information may be requested before a decision is reached.
After You Appeal
If Your Appeal is Granted
If you appeal to be released from the contract and are released from the contract, room and board refunds are given per the College Refund Policy. Additionally, releases will be subject to the contract release fee (see below).
If Your Appeal is NOT Granted
If you appeal to be released from the contract and are not released from the contract, room and board charges will still apply.
Contract Release Fee
Anyone who is approved for release from the contract or is removed from housing for student conduct reasons is subject to a $500 contract release fee.
- Students who transfer or withdraw from the College after June 15, 2018 for the fall 2018 semester or after December 14, 2018 for the spring 2019 semester will be charged the contract release fee.
- Students who graduate from the College mid-year, leave for study abroad, or are academically dismissed will not be charged the contract release fee.
Room and Board Refunds
Room and board charges are refunded per the College Refund Policy. The date of withdrawal is the official residence hall checkout date or the completion of the Withdrawal from Housing form, whichever is later. Housing deposits are non-refundable.