Ithaca College will provide students prorated credits or refunds for room and board for the six weeks of the semester when the college switched to remote learning, the Ithaca College senior leadership team said in an email April 8 to the campus community.
Approximately 4,000 students are eligible for partial refunding toward their on-campus housing and meal plans, the email stated. The students can receive a credit to their student accounts, which once applied to their outstanding balance owed to the college may roll in the 2020–21 academic year. Students can request to receive a refund instead, the senior leadership team said via the email.
The credit amount given to students will vary on a case-to-case basis, the email stated.
“In the spirit of equity, we felt it was critical that the formula take into account such factors as the cost for the student’s specific residence hall room and meal plan, less any Ithaca College funds that had been applied toward housing and meals costs,” the senior leadership team said via the email.
A frequently asked question about Spring 2020 room and board credit refunds is available on the college’s website.