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Billing and financial aid for summer and fall classes
Residence halls close after finals
The end of the semester is quickly approaching and students should be preparing to move out of their residence hall rooms. The residence halls close at 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 15, 2016. However, students should plan to vacate their rooms within 24 hours of their last final exam.
In order to avoid additional charges upon check out, students should ensure the room is clean, free of trash and all assigned furniture present. If students have questions about damages, they should speak to their resident assistants. Once students have completed removal all of their belongings and trash, they should go to the service desk of their building to have a resident assistant inspect their rooms and turn in their keys.
Extended stay is available for students who may need to stay an extra day or two after May 15. Those interested must complete the Extended Stay Request form. Additional fees per night may apply. The priority deadline to request extended stay is Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at noon.
The Department of Residence Life and Housing is now accepting requests for summer housing. Students interested in living on campus during the summer sessions are encouraged to apply for summer housing by selecting "Manage Housing" in My Akron.
Summer residents will be accommodated in the Exchange Street Residence Hall, at a cost of $36/night/person for a four-person apartment, or $28/night/person for a shared single. Students must take at least 3 credits hours during the summer session(s) they wish to live in Exchange Street Residence Hall. Students who require summer housing application access should contact Residence Life and Housing at 330-972-7800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For off-campus housing, short-term leases are available, but normally cost an extra 10 percent to 25 percent per month; those rates are not normally advertised online. Make sure it’s clear and double check before signing a lease.
Another option is to see if any UA students are looking to sublease for the summer while they study abroad, complete a co-op or go home for the semester/summer. There are two places students advertise their subleases:
If they don’t see something that meets their needs, students can always post that they are looking. Most landlords permit subleases, but may require a small fee for processing the paperwork or a background check, but some students will offer discounts for someone to take over a summer lease to help offset any expenses. Students can visit ZipAssist in the Simmons Hall Lobby.
Encourage your student to request summer and fall accommodation letters now
Students registered with the Office of Accessibility who have completed summer or fall 2016 class schedules should log into their STARS accounts and schedule their letters of accommodations. Though letters are scheduled at the time they are requested, they will not be sent until the week prior to the start of either the summer session or fall semester. It is important for students to schedule accommodation letters as soon as possible — some accommodations have deadlines and require more time for coordination.
The sooner students request services, the faster the office is able to coordinate services. Your son or daughter should contact the Office of Accessibility at 330-972-7928, TDD 330-972-5764, or email@example.com if assistance is required in requesting letters of accommodation.