Syracuse University joins list of colleges refunding housing, meal-plan costs
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Syracuse University, in upstate New York, announced it would be refunding prorated meal-plans and housing costs for students who were ordered to leave campus in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, according to a report and a school announcement.
Syracuse University is crediting undergraduate students’ bursar and meal-plan accounts for the remainder of the school year following its announcement, while those who are graduating will be refunded their credit balances, the university’s website states.
The school asked students to leave campus on March 16 and transitioned to the online model and asked that they collect their belongings by March 22. It warned the prorated refunds, which account for March 23 as the earliest date, could take up to eight weeks to be processed.
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Syracuse.com reported the school had previously announced it would continue the online-learning program through at least the summer.