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Message to Students on Financial Impact of Remote Learning Released

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Kathleen M. Byington, Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance, has released a message to students regarding the financial impact of the transition to remote learning. The message reads as follows:

We are working quickly to resolve the financial impact the current transition to remote learning will have on student’s unused campus housing, meals, and fees for the remainder of the spring semester.  We are doing this while taking into account, of course, students’ financial aid awards.

Students living on campus prior to the COVID-19 crisis will receive a refund or credit for housing fees and meal plan fees (if applicable) based on the proportionate time between when they left campus housing – and were formally cleared by Residential Life – and the end of the spring term.

Students living off-campus with meal plans will receive a refund or credit for the unused portion of their meal plans.

All students will receive prorated refunds or credits for certain other fees for services that have been discontinued due to the COVID-19 emergency. The calculation of the amount of the refund or credit is being determined for each of these fees. The fees eligible for a credit/refund include:

  • Transportation fee
  • Athletics fee
  • Recreation and campus life fee
  • Student activity fee

As soon as additional information is available, we will update you. Credits or refund approaches will be finalized as soon as possible and certainly before the end of the spring semester. We recognize that this is a very difficult time, and we are very grateful for your patience and understanding.  If you have a critical financial need please contact the financial aid office.

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