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Texas A&M offering credits, refunds for student housing, dining

Texas A&M
Posted at 2:46 PM, Mar 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-24 15:46:59-04

COLLEGE STATION, TX — Texas A&M University is offering students the chance to receive refunds or prorated credits for housing and dining following the shift to online classes amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Those considering leaving their on-campus housing this spring due to the pandemic may do so anytime between now and the end of the semester, May 9, by coordinating with Residence Life, to include social distancing as required when arranging for check-out.

Residence halls, Corps of Cadets, and White Creek residents canceling their housing contract, removing their belongings, and returning their key prior to March 24 will receive room rent refunds or credits based on the number of nights between March 24 and then end of the contract term, May 9.

Residents leaving after March 24 will receive room rent refunds or credits based on the number of nights between the date of check-out and the end of contract term, May 9.

Beginning March 24, Gardens Apartments residents looking to cancel their contract will have their rent and electric charges end on the day the key is returned to the office or key drop box at the north entrance of the community center. There will be no penalties for failure to give full notice and early cancellation from March 24 through May 22, or July 31 if it is a 12-month contract.

Students who wish to receive a refund or credit for dining may apply online. The dining privileges will be suspended the business day following their application. The refund or credit will be calculated based on the total amount of unused dining dollars and a prorated amount for meal plans based on the length of time between the business day following their application and May 9.

For housing or dining, students may choose to either apply any prorated amounts as a credit to their Fall 2020 student fees or receive a direct refund. The amount of any refund will first be used to reduce any existing balance in the student's fee account, with any remainder refunded via direct deposit.