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Deferring or resigning

Deferring membership

If you are absent from your studies for a semester or an academic year, you can defer your HAMKO membership and resume it when you return to your studies. Please note that not collecting the academic year sticker is not considered as deferring of membership. This means that without a notice from you, your membership is automatically valid for time that you have paid the membership for.

You can defer your membership by notifying us about your absence via email hamko[at]hamko.fi. If you are absent for the autumn semester or for the complete academic year, notification must be made by 30th September. If you are absent for the spring semester, notification must be made by 31st January.

Membership cannot be deferred once the academic year sticker has been glued to your student card.

More information about deferring membership:
Adviser Inka Panttila, inka.panttila@hamko.fi / 044 722 1003.

Resigning

A member may resign from the Student Union by notifying about it on the resignation form. The resignation form is available on request from the Student Union’s office.

The member must notify their resignation by submitting a resignation form filled in with the requested information and their student card to the Student Union. The Student Union’s board will confirm the resignation at the next possible meeting.

Written notice of resignation and student card should be sent to the address below:
Opiskelijakunta HAMKO
PL 230
13101 HÄMEENLINNA

Membership fee refund

When a member resigns from the Student Union, they is entitled to a refund of their unused membership fees. There will be a 5 € handling fee deducted from the membership fee refunds.

Refunds are paid for full unused semesters (autumn/spring semester). If you want to receive a refund starting from the autumn semester, please send your resignation form and your student card to our office by September 30th. If you want a refund from the spring semester, please send your resignation form and your student card to our office by January 31st.

Prepaid and unused membership fees will not be refunded if:

  • member has not provided their student card to the Student Union at the time of resignation
  • refunds are less than 20 € after deduction of the processing fee.

Refunds do not include:

  • student union joining fee
  • student card delivery fee

You will receive an email notification once the Student Union’s board has granted the resignation and a refund of your membership fee has been paid into your account.

If you have questions about resigning, please contact adviser Inka Panttila, inka.panttila@hamko.fi / 044 722 1003.