Coronavirus: UD sees ‘minimal’ withdraws at deadline for full tuition refund

Coronavirus: UD sees ‘minimal’ withdraws at deadline for full tuition refund
Elevated number of COVID-19 cases prompts University of Dayton to extend remote learning

DAYTON — The University of Dayton says a minimal number of students chose to withdraw from the school at the deadline for tuition refund due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“It appears that withdraws related to COVID-19 will be minimal and we are still expecting record undergraduate enrollment this year,” Cilla Shindell, UD spokesperson said in an emailed statement.

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The university set an Aug. 30 deadline for students to withdraw from the school and receive a full tuition refund. UD extended the initial deadline to the end of the first week of classes, rather than the week before classes start due to the uncertainly caused by the pandemic, Shindell said.

Tuition rates will remain the same, regardless of how courses are delivered, whether completely in-person, hybrid, or entirely remote. Last week the university extended remote learning by two weeks.

Previously UD announced some clarity regarding refunds for housing and meals plans based on the outcomes of various scenarios.

Students can still receive pro-rated refunds for housing and meal plans if the student chooses to withdraw voluntarily. If a student is sent home due to violation of UD or other health orders, no refunds or credits will be offered.

UD remains at a “Level 4″ campus status, according to the school’s separate status levels. The “Level 4″ is the second highest alert level for UD, meaning contact tracing cannot reliably identify all affected parties or spaces and contain the spread of the virus campuswide, according to the university.

We’ll continue to update this story as new details become available.