UD Announces Housing Rebates After Closure Due to Coronavirus

Photo of a house in the South Student Neighborhood taken by Sean Newhouse 

Matthew Smeal
Contributing Writer

Early on Tuesday, the University of Dayton sent an email to students with information about receiving a “refund” for room and board costs while the university is effectively closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

  1. University administration will issue credits on student accounts for housing costs based on the amount of time students are unable to return to their campus residences.

As of now, students are set to return the week of April 5, but many other Ohio colleges and universities have canceled in-person classes for the rest of the semester.

These credits will not be a literal “refund” but will instead rollover to next year’s housing costs. If a student does not live in university housing next term, the credits would be applied to tuition charges.

  1. Any students with meal plans (flex and standard) will have their balances carried over to next year. Due to the circumstances, there will be no limit to the amount carried over unlike past years.
  2. Students graduating in May will receive the credits for unused meals and housing on their accounts. If they don’t owe an outstanding balance to UD, the university will refund those students.

Students living in university housing or using a meal plan over this extended break will not be eligible for these benefits.

No financial credits or refunds will be given for tuition. This is because classes are continuing online on March 23 after the extended spring break ends.

UD President Eric Spina has told the student body that officials are trying to limit the time of absence as much as possible but that the health of the students will take precedence.

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