Posted: March 27, 2020, 4:20 p.m.
Dear Students and Families:
Buffalo State College has been working closely with SUNY leadership to quickly resolve the financial impact remote instruction, distance learning, and campus housing changes have on students and families.
We are developing approaches to credit certain unused fees to a student's account. Our approach includes ensuring that decisions we make do not jeopardize any student's financial aid. Those impacts are currently under study and review.
As previously communicated, resident students who leave campus housing this semester will receive a prorated adjustment for their housing—effective on the date of exit but no earlier than March 20, 2020—through the end of their remaining housing contract.
Students who have dining plans will receive a prorated adjustments(s) for the balance(s) remaining toward their student account as well.
Students will also receive prorated adjustments for certain other fees where services have been discontinued or curtailed due to the COVID-19 emergency. A calculated adjustment amount is being determined for each of these fees:
After these adjustments are applied to the student’s account, a refund or credit may be granted as applicable. Students who may be eligible for a refund are encouraged to enroll in direct deposit, https://studentaccounts.buffalostate.edu/refund-money-faster. Absent a direct deposit on file a refund check will be issued and mailed to the student's permanent address.
We realize this is a difficult, unexpected, and unprecedented situation that we are all navigating together. Please note that many of the details are still being worked out but our goal is to finalize credits and applicable refunds as soon as possible. We truly thank you for your patience and understanding on this matter.
In the meantime, we have prepared guidance on our methodology for the spring 2020 adjustment process. We encourage you to review this information. We will be back in touch once the process is finalized.
Vice President for Finance and Management
Vice President for Student Affairs
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