University of South Carolina To Issue Refund After Campus Closure

Refunds for meal plans, parking permits, on-campus housing for spring semester to be issued

Since the COVID-19 outbreak, many universities across the country have temporarily closed due to growing health and safety concerns. As a result, colleges and universities across South Carolina have been left scrambling to switch to online-only classes and asking students to avoid campuses unless absolutely necessary.

Some schools, like the University of South Carolina, Clemson University and S.C. State University, have not allowed students to live in residence halls raising questions about whether the displaced students will receive refunds for their pre-paid meal services and housing plans. 

Good news for University of South Carolina, all USC students will receive refunds for any lost days of campus housing, meal plans and parking, according to a statement posted to the university’s website last week. These amenities are refundable — but tuition, academic fees and student support fees are not.

The refunds will be prorated starting March 16, the day the university closed its main campus to students in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Students can expect a credit on their accounts around April 22, university officials said.

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