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FSU announces plan to refund students for housing, dining charges

Posted: 6:56 PM, Mar 26, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-26 18:56:15-04
Florida State University

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Florida State University says they're planning to start issuing refunds to students who paid for housing and dining services in less than two weeks.

Thursday, Kyle Clark, the vice president for Finance and Administration, sent a message to students saying that they are implementing a "Student Refund Plan' for any student that has paid or been assessed with housing and dining charges.

The refunds will be issued with the following considerations:

  • March 23, 2020 is considered the last service date for housing and meal plans.
  • For University Housing residents, we will refund the respective spring semester rate per individual resident based on their number of unutilized bed nights and the specific rate for the residence hall in which they lived.
  • For students on the Residential Dining Services All-Access Meal Plan, we will refund the respective spring semester rate per unused days and Flex Bucks. Block Meal Plans will be refunded based on the unused meal balance and Flex Bucks. Garnet Bucks will automatically roll over based on the Meal Plan Terms and Conditions.
  • Refunds will be applied to students’ university accounts. Any university balance will be paid prior to the refund being disbursed.
  • Acceptance of the refunds will constitute full resolution of the student’s residence hall and meal plan agreements.

The university says they plan on electronically issuing refunds the week of April 6.

"This will allow us time to calculate refund amounts and ensure all refunds are compliant with financial aid rules based on U.S. Department of Education and State of Florida guidance. During this time, we encourage students to verify their direct deposit profile in MyFSU.

The news comes after Gov. Ron DeSantis directed all of Florida's colleges to finish the rest of the Spring semester online due to coronavirus concerns. Physical graduation ceremonies have also been canceled across the state.