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Education Abroad Information

Education Abroad Information

Whether you're coming or going, this page has the information you need to take care of your CUA on-campus housing. For information on becoming part of a CUA approved Study Abroad program, please visit the Center for Global Education.

 

Leaving CUA for Education Abroad

Canceling Your On-Campus Housing for Spring

To properly cancel your on-campus housing for the Spring semester, you should complete the online Housing Cancellation Request. The deadline to submit your Housing Cancellation Request for Study Abroad is November 15th.

If your cancellation request is received on or before the deadline:

  • Your Spring housing assignment will be cancelled.
  • You will not be charged a Housing Cancellation Fee.

If your cancellation request is received after the deadline:

  • Your Spring housing assignment will be cancelled.
  • You will be charged a $500 Housing Cancellation Fee.

 

Canceling Your On-Campus Housing for Fall

If you have been accepted to study abroad in the Fall semester you should not participate in the Room Selection process to select a Fall assignment. However, if your study abroad plans are undecided, you may decide to participate in Room Selection. If you have a Fall housing assignment and later decide to study abroad, you should complete an online Housing Cancellation Request to cancel your Fall housing. There may be a Housing Cancellation Fee for cancelling your Fall assignment depending on when your cancellation request is submitted.

If your cancellation request is received before you are assigned a space:

  • Your lottery number will be removed from the Room Selection process and you will not be eligible to select a space.
  • You will not be charged a Housing Cancellation Fee.

If your cancellation request is received after you are assigned a space:

  • Your Fall housing assignment will be cancelled.
  • You will be charged a $500 Housing Cancellation Fee.

 

Returning to CUA

Applying for Housing for the Spring Semester

If you would like to return to on-campus housing for the Spring semester, you should submit a Residence Hall and Dining Services Application online. The Application is available online through Cardinal Students. 

  1. Complete the Spring Only Application in Cardinal Students and accept the Residence Hall and Dining Services Agreement indicating you want to live on-campus for the spring semester. The deadline for Spring semester applications is November 15th.
  2. Submit a Housing Accommodation Request if you are requesting a housing accommodation due to a disability. This is due by November 15th. All documentation must be received within two weeks after this deadline in order to ensure that the accommodation can be reviewed prior to assignments being made.
  3. Ensure your financial commitments to the University are in good standing.
  4. You will be able to access Cardinal Students online and you can preference your roommate(s), hall(s) and room type(s), and select a dining plan. Please note that assignments are based on availability.

 

Applying for Housing for the Fall Semester

The Room Selection process for Fall will take place while you are abroad; however, since Room Selection is an online process you are able to participate using any computer with internet access.

  1. Submit a $500 deposit online using CardinalPay (accessible through Cardinal Station). This is due in early February (check the Room Selection webpage for specific dates).
  2. After you have submitted the deposit you should complete the Room Selection Intent in Cardinal Students and accept the Residence Hall and Dining Services Agreement indicating you want to live on-campus for the next academic year. This is due in early February (check the Room Selection webpage for specific dates).
  3. Submit a Housing Accommodation Request if you are requesting a housing accommodation due to a disability. This is due in early February (check the Room Selection webpage for specific dates).
  4. Ensure your financial commitments to the University are in good standing.
  5. You will be able to access Cardinal Students online and select your roommate(s), room, and dining plan according to your assigned lottery number and time.
  6. After lottery numbers have been generated, navigate to myhousing.cua.edu to obtain your lottery number and selection time.
  7. Select your roommate(s) on Cardinal Students >student self-service>My Housing prior to your selection time.
  8. Participate in the appropriate selection session to select your assignment.