Is there any way to get out of my lease?

I signed a lease in May for a 2bd student apartment near my future university in Kansas. The apartments are brand new and won’t be completed until August, so the move in date is August 16. Unfortunately we (my partner and I) are unable to go to said university and won’t be moving. The apartment told us the only way... show more I signed a lease in May for a 2bd student apartment near my future university in Kansas. The apartments are brand new and won’t be completed until August, so the move in date is August 16. Unfortunately we (my partner and I) are unable to go to said university and won’t be moving. The apartment told us the only way to get out of our lease is pay a $500 reletting fee and find our own replacement, but I’m not sure how to go about that. I’ve posted on multiple websites. We’ve made it clear we can’t fulfill the lease. There’s a desertion/material absence clause in the lease.

What are my options?
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