Change or Cancel Your Assignment

How to Cancel Before Your Scheduled Occupancy Date

Before the allocation closes
  • To cancel your application before the allocation closes, go to and cancel
  • An individual in the group allocation may cancel their application prior to the deadline without penalty, and the group will remain intact with a reduction in group size
  • You will not pay a penalty if you cancel before the final application deadline
After the allocation closes
To cancel after the deadline, you must notify Housing & Residential Services of cancellation in writing at least 30 days before your scheduled move-in date. You will pay a $250 fee if:
  • you cancel your application or fail to accept an offer by the stated deadlines
  • an individual in the group allocation cancels their application from a group after the stated deadline (The group will remain in tact with a reduction in group size.)
  • if you cancel your accepted assignment 30 days prior to your scheduled move-in date
  • you cancel with less than 30 days notice (you will owe rent on the unit you were assigned to in addition to the $250 cancellation fee)
If You Decide Not to Attend MIT
You must notify Housing & Residential Services in writing if you decide not to attend MIT. The individual academic departments will not do this for you.

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