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License Agreement Cancellation Process

License Agreement Cancellation BEFORE Cancellation Deadline

This section applies to students who cancel 30-days prior to the contract start date.

  • 2016-2017 Academic Year License Agreement Cancellation Deadline: July 26, 2016
  • 2017-2018 Academic Year License Agreement Cancellation Deadline: July 25, 2017

Students may cancel their License Agreement by the posted cancellation deadline for the applicable contract period (30-days prior to move-in). Regardless of when students cancel, the initial payment of $375 is non-refundable.

To cancel by the cancellation deadline, please complete the following steps.

Licensee (student) must write a letter requesting to cancel their License Agreement. The letter must include the following information:

  • Licensee's Name
  • SDSU Red Id number
  • Licensee's Signature
  • Date
  • Brief explanation regarding cancellation

Cancellation letters may be e-mailed from student's registered WebPortal e-mail address or mailed to:

License Agreement Cancellation
Office of Housing Administration
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-1802

Please note, the cancellation letter must be postmarked or emailed no later than the cancellation deadline. It is the student's responsibility to contact the Office of Housing Administration to ensure the cancellation notice is received by the deadline. Read how to cancel your Student Housing License Agreement.


License Agreement Cancellation AFTER Cancellation Deadline

This section applies to students who cancel after the posted cancellation deadline for the applicable License Agreement period.

Matriculating students who cancel their License Agreement after the cancellation deadline are charged the End-of-Contract Fee, and $25 meal plan cancellation fee, if applicable. The End-of-Contract Fee is determined by the student's room assignment and remaining contract days on the date the student vacates their space or based on the date the student's cancellation letter is received, if the student has not moved-in.

This is a sample of the maximum applicable cancellation fees* for a cancellation at the beginning of the fall 2016 semester:

  Cancellation Charges
Room Type End-of-Contract Fee Meal Plan Cancellation Fee
(if applicable)
Total Charges
Triple/Quad $8296 $25 $8321
Double $9512 $25 $9537
Single $10984 $25 $11009
Zapotec, Tarastec, Villa Alvarado-standard 
Apartment Double - 9 month
$8136 $25 $8161
Villa Alvarado-Renovated
Apartment Double - 9-month
$8208 $25 $8233
Villa Alvarado-Renovated
Apartment Single - 9-month
$9848 $25 $9873
Piedra del Sol
Apartment Double - 11.5-month
$9910 $25 $9935
Piedra del Sol
Apartment Single - 11.5-month
$11910 $25 $11935
Granada
Apartment Double - 11.5-month
$10010 $25 $10035
Granada
Apartment Single - 11.5-month
$12030 $25 $12065

*Note: The cancellation fees do not include any applicable rent charges that may have incurred after the student moves into the on-campus facilities.

This is a sample of the maximum applicable cancellation fees for a cancellation at the beginning of spring 2017 semester:

  Cancellation Charges
Room Type End-of-Contract Fee Meal Plan Cancellation Fee
(if applicable)
Total Charges
Triple/Quad $4148 $25 $4173
Double $4756 $25 $4781
Single $5492 $25 $5517
Zapotec, Tarastec, Villa Alvarado-standard
Apartment Double - 9 month
$4068 $25 $4093
Villa Alvarado-Renovated
Apartment Double - 9-month
$4104 $25 $4129
Villa Alvarado-Renovated
Apartment Single - 9-month
$4924 $25 $4949
Piedra del Sol
Apartment Double - 11.5-month
$5946 $25 $5971
Piedra del Sol
Apartment Single - 11.5-month
$7146 $25 $7171
Granada
Apartment Double - 11.5-month
$6006 $25 $6031
Granada
Apartment Single - 11.5-month
$7218 $25 $7243

Students who withdraw from the university and cancel their license agreements after the postponed cancellation deadline are assessed any applicable rent charges and a 30-day cancellation charge, and $25 meal plan cancellation fee, if applicable.

Contract Release Request

Students who want to cancel their License Agreement after the cancellation deadline and have circumstances that meet the contract release request criteria may submit a contract release request for review.

Submitting a contract release request does not automatically cancel the License Agreement. Instead, the student is seeking approved release from the License Agreement, at the discretion of the university based on the submitted criteria.

Contract Release Request Criteria

  • Student is withdrawing from San Diego State University
  • Student has a financial hardship (see below)
  • Student has a medical hardship (see below)
  • Student is required by declared major or minor to study abroad or complete an internship
  • Student is on a one semester exchange program
  • Student is graduating during contract period
  • Student is deployed for active military duty

Financial Hardship

Request must include verification appropriate to the circumstance and must demonstrate a loss of income that has occurred after the cancellation deadline (on or after Tuesday, July 26, 2016 for the academic year, and on or after Friday, December 16, 2016 for new residents entering for the spring 2017 semester). Licensee must submit copy of current academic year financial aid award summary for evaluation.

Medical Hardship

Students requesting release because of medical hardship must register and meet with Student Disability Services (SDS). SDS will request appropriate medical documentation, including a description of diagnosis provided by a licensed physician. The letter must be on the physician's letterhead and must include a statement of how living on campus is related to the illness and the Licensee's treatment.

To initiate the review process, please download, print, complete, and submit the Contract Release Request Form to the Office of Housing Administration. Requests and any supporting documentation can be e-mailed from student's registered WebPortal e-mail address or delivered/mailed to:

Contract Release Request
Office of Housing Administration
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-1802

View and print the Contract Release Request Form. Note: documents in Portable Document Format (PDF) require Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher to view, download Adobe Acrobat Reader.