How to get out of your student housing lease

Several colleges are allowing students to cancel on-campus housing contracts … UC Irvine recently modified its policy to allow students to cancel before Sept. 1 for a full refund. … “We want our students back, our students want to come back, but we have to be smart about it,” said Sheri Ledbetter, a spokeswoman for UC Irvine, who described the housing situation as a “tug of war.” UC Irvine is no longer offering incoming freshmen its two-year on-campus housing guarantee.