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Stuck with off-campus housing

Inside Higher Ed, May 1, 2020

May 1, 2020

Stuck with off-campus housing

After the University of California, Irvine, announced it would close because of the coronavirus pandemic, Summer Joy Pagaduan lost her campus job as a barista and decided to move out of her off-campus apartment and return home. She quickly learned it would cost her more than $1,000 — and a combined $8,000 for her and four roommates — to terminate the lease. … “It’s unfair that students in UCI on-campus housing were able to cancel their housing plans with absolutely no financial penalties, but UCI students living in off-campus housing have to worry about these insanely high lease termination costs,” Pagaduan said ….