Iowa Central Room & Board Contract Terms & Conditions

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1. Payment and Refunds

a. A room and board application will not be processed until it is completed and returned with a $300.00 non-refundable application fee for non-residents or $125.00 for in state residents.

b. Payments for room and board are made in advance for each semester. A deferred payment plan is an option and carries a $20.00 fee.

2. Regulations of the Contract

a. The College will determine whether an application for a Room and Board Contract will be accepted or whether a Room and Board Contract will be offered. Persons who have a criminal record involving a felony or sex offense are not eligible for Iowa Central Community College residence housing. Persons who have been dismissed from a post-secondary educational institution within three (3) years prior to the date of submitting application will be interviewed in person or by electronic means (as designated by the Vice President of Enrollment Management & Student Development) by the Director of Residence Life and the Vice President of Enrollment Management & Student Development. The College will use the information provided by the interview and from the disciplining institution to determine if mitigating circumstances exist, including the severity of the incident and/or whether repetitive conduct lead to the dismissal.

b. The College reserves the right to make all final decisions concerning room assignments.

c. College housing facilities are not to be sublet. The contract is with the named party and is not assignable, saleable or transferable. Exchanges, transfers and vacating of housing facilities require the written permission of the Director of Residence Life.

d. The College reserves the right to have its authorized personnel enter and search housing facilities for inspection of maintenance, emergencies, or for any reason deemed necessary to ensure safety for its residents.

e. The College is not responsible for loss or damage of goods or personal property of any kind. Private insurance is encouraged for the resident’s protection.

f. Each person who signs a Room and Board Contract agrees to the policies and regulations printed in this contract, those found in the College’s Campus Living Regulations (available at www.iowacentral.edu/housing), and other official publications, including the Student Handbook, and all other policies which are established by the College and/or the resident apartment staff. Copies of all policies shall be made available to all residents. Changes in policies occurring during the academic year shall be made known by posting said changes in all buildings. Violation of the College policies will be handled accordingly.

g. The Director of Residence Life may dismiss residents who do not abide by College standards concerning maintenance in the housing facilities.

h. The Director of Residence Life may assess charges to the resident for any cleaning, maintenance, or repairs needed after the resident has ended the Room and Board Contract.

i. Residents are financially responsible for any damage they may cause in public and private areas of the College’s residence halls. Academic records of the College may be withheld for nonpayment of obligations such as lost keys, broken or missing furniture or appliances, and other debts owed to the College.

j. If a resident is dismissed from any College housing facil¬ity, he/she will be responsible for paying all fines that are incurred.

3. Food Service and Meals

a. All students who contract for College housing are required to have a meal plan.

b. Reasonable special menus to comply with dietary requirements may be provided.

c. Meals are not served during Thanksgiving vacation, Christmas vacation, or Spring Break. Upon confirmation of this contract, you will receive dates for when meal service will begin and end.

4. Termination of Contract

a. If the resident does not attend Iowa Central Community College and notifies
the College on or before August 15, the contract is canceled.

b. If the resident is married during the academic year, he or she will be permitted to cancel his/her housing contract upon presentation of the original copy of the marriage certificate.

c. When a resident’s occupancy of housing is involuntarily terminated, a pro rata refund of both room and board charges will be made. A $600.00 fee for breaking the contract will be assessed.

d. Notwithstanding 4.a. above, a resident may be relieved from the obligations of this contract by buying out the contract in the amount of $600.00 at any time after execution of the contract. The amount is not subject to proration.

e. If a resident drops below full-time student status at Iowa Central Community College, the contract will be terminated.

f. Violation by a resident of federal, state, or local laws, or the College policies and regulations, including the College’s Campus Living Regulations, may result in disciplinary sanction, cancellation of Room and Board Contract, revocation of future guest privileges, and/or other consequences including liability for full contract costs when the contract is terminated by the Director of Residence Life and/or the Vice President of Enrollment Management & Student Development. If a contract is terminated by the Director of Residence Life or the Vice President of Enrollment Management & Student Development, the student may not reapply for College housing.

g. The Room and Board Contract may be immediately suspended and the resident required to vacate the premises when circumstances, as determined by the Director of Residence Life and/or the Vice President of Enrollment Management & Student Development, indicate that the resident’s continued presence in the housing apartment may constitute danger to property, to the resident, or to others in the College’s Campus living system.

h. The Room and Board Contract of a resident who is arrested for alleged criminal acts or against whom criminal charges are pending may be suspended. The resident will receive written notice from the Director of Residence Life or the Vice President of Enrollment Management & Student Development stating the reason for an interim contract suspension and the time and place for a hearing to be held within five (5) class days at which time the resident will have an opportunity to show why his or her continued presence in the housing apartment does not constitute a danger, or threat of danger, to others, to the resident, or to property.

i. In lieu of an interim contract suspension, a resident may be assigned to another housing apartment, to be restricted from entering specified housing areas or apartments, and/or be restricted in other privileges normally allowed to residents of the College Campus living system.

j. If a resident enters a guilty plea or an Alford Plea to a felony offense or to a sex offense, is placed on probation for or enters into a diversion program for a felony or a sex offense, or is convicted of a felony or sex offense, the contract will be terminated.

k. A resident whose contract is terminated is prohibited from being in any of the College housing facilities, including the apartments and/or Tower dormitories and/or the cafeteria and/or parking lots adjacent to the apartments and Tower dormitories. Said person is also prohibited from using the Fitness Center or the Career Ed. Gym unless the person has purchased a membership for said facility.

Failure to Vacate Policy

a. Each resident is responsible for his or her own personal property at all times. When a resident has not vacated assigned space as scheduled (following internal transfers as well as at the end of a contract period) and has not removed his or her own personal property, the Director of Residence Life or the Vice President of Enrollment Management & Student Development will make a reasonable attempt to contact the resident. A resident who has not vacated assigned space as scheduled or at the end of a contract period will be charged $100.00. If after 48 hours, a resident has not vacated the assigned space, the resident’s personal property will be removed and stored for 30 calendar days at the resident’s expense. After 30 calendar days, the items stored will be considered abandoned and will be donated to charity or discarded. The College will not be liable for any damage to or loss of property that might occur during the course of removal or disposal.

NOTE: Any exceptions to the terms or conditions of this contract must be approved in writing by the Iowa Central Community College Housing Department.