NEW BRITAIN – CCSU has started the process of reimbursing students for room and board expenses now that the school will remain closed for the remainder of the semester.
Resident students that were living in the residence halls on campus will be reimbursed for dorm expenses, as well as meal plan expenses. Commuter students with a meal plan will also be reimbursed.
This was a decision made by the Connecticut Board of Regents, which oversees all state colleges and universities, but was already being planned for by CCSU staff, according to Director of Public Relations Janice Palmer.
“It came from the system level but we had already decided this was the way to go,” Palmer said. “Now we are moving forward with reimbursing students as quickly as possible.”
Palmer said some students had already gotten their money back, and the goal is to have all reimbursements completed by the end of the month. Some students will receive a check in the mail, while others will receive direct deposit. The reimbursements will take into account any outstanding balances before being sent.
Palmer admitted this will mean lost revenue for the university.
“We won’t know the financial impact for a while,” Palmer said.
She went on to say the financial implications are not important at the moment.
“What’s really important to us is that our students are getting the education they need and deserve,” Palmer said.