Under what circumstances can I lose the Confirmation Payment?

Returning residents contracting during the USC Housing Renewal program (UHR) who cancel on or before March 4, 2022 will not be charged the $800 confirmation fee. Students who cancel after the May 2 deadline will forfeit the $800 confirmation fee.

New incoming students who are granted cancellation after June 3, 2022 will forfeit the confirmation fee.

Is this a security deposit?

No. It is not held against possible damages and is credited back to the resident in full if he/she live out the terms of his/her contract.

When will the Confirmation Payment be credited back to my account?

The first half ($400) will be credited to your account in the beginning of the Fall semester and the second half ($400) will be applied in the beginning of the Spring semester, as long as you fulfill the terms of your contract.

I am a spring admit; do I need to pay the full $800?

No, Spring admits will only pay a $400 confirmation fee. The $800 confirmation fee only applies to contracts for the whole academic year.

I have a summer housing contract; do I need to pay the full $800?

No, summer housing contracts only require a $400 confirmation fee.

What if I am released from my contract after the fee has been credited back to my account?

If you cancel after your rent has been billed, your rent will be prorated for the time you are here. If you are released from a full academic year contract at any point, rent charges are pro-rated through the end of the month in which the cancellation request was approved or the end of the month in which the space/unit was fully vacated and you have completed the check-out process, whichever is later. Your refund would be the remaining balance of the rent paid, less $400.