Shippensburg University officials announced Friday the university will offer partial refunds on a number of services for which students pay.
However, the university will not offer refunds for tuition or student and academic success fees, according to an email sent by Scott Barton, SU’s vice president of administration and finance, on Friday.
SU previously moved classes online for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester in response to the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
The university will not refund the fees because students are still receiving education online, the email said.
The university will partially refund housing and dining services, the student recreation center fee, the student union fee, student activity fee and the parking fee.
The refunds are prorated, which means they will be proportional to the time spent using the services, according to Barton.
SU will refund students 50% of their housing, student union, recreation and activity fee because the university ended all physical events and instruction halfway through the semester.
If students purchased a weekly meal plan, they can expect a refund for 50% of all meals. If students used a block meal plan, the university will refund them for all unused meals. The university will also refund students for all unused flex dollars.
The university will post refunds for eligible students to their student accounts starting the week of March 30 and will send the details of the refunds to students' ship.edu university email accounts.
The Slate updated this story at 3/22 to expand on details revealed after the initial announcement.