COVID-19 Update: Room and Board Credit
Dear Kenyon parents and students,
Thank you for your patience as we worked through the details of how we will administer credits and refunds for the unused portion of the spring 2020 room and board fees. We recognize that you are navigating many unknowns, and we are eager to provide clarity.
In transitioning to remote instruction starting March 23 through the end of the semester, most students will be eligible for a credit amounting to seven weeks of the semester’s room and board fees. We will make adjustments for students who were in residence during spring break, or who remain on campus now, as well as for students who studied off campus this semester. Additionally, students who received need-based scholarships or grants that covered all or a portion of room and board fees, and who therefore are not eligible for a refund, will receive a grant towards living expenses while studying remotely.
Our student billing office will work closely with the Office of Financial Aid and the Center for Global Engagement to finalize the credit calculation for each student over the next three weeks. A credit will be applied to a student’s account by April 15 as applicable.
You have several options for claiming or applying your credit; please complete this form by April 6 to indicate which option works best for your family.
Apply the credit to next semester. In choosing this option, your credit will offset tuition and fees for fall 2020. (This option may not be available to some students receiving federal financial aid; in certain cases, students may not carry a credit forward but instead must receive a refund check.)
Request a check in the amount of the credit net of any account balance. Checks will be issued in the student’s name and mailed to the billing address noted on your tuition bill. Regrettably, we are unable to deposit a credit directly into a bank account given our practices to safeguard against fraud.
For seniors, receive your credit with your enrollment deposit refund in mid-summer. Checks will be issued in the student’s name and mailed to the billing address noted on your tuition bill.
Some families have expressed a desire to donate their refund as a gift to the College. Those who wish to pursue this option should follow the instructions on the form to learn more from Director of Parent Giving Anne Ellsworth ’04 (email@example.com).
If we do not hear from you, we will assume your preference is option 1 (option 3 for seniors) and that you agree to the terms of this credit, as outlined in the form. The College will provide updates for retrieving any belongings remaining in the residences. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any additional questions.
Thank you again for your patience as we have worked through this issue.
Vice President for Finance