Texas Tech to issue student refunds

Texas Tech to issue student refunds
Lawrence Schovanec, Texas Tech president, issued a video address on March 27. (Source: Texas Tech)

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Texas Tech will provide prorated refunds to the students on its campus. This comes after the university essentially closed its campus and switched to all online classes.

The refund for housing will cover the time between the end of spring break and the end of the spring semester and unused dining dollars and meal plans will rollover to the next term.

The closure and switch to an online format was the university’s response to aid in stopping the spread of COVID-19.

An official letter was released on Friday from Texas Tech President Lawrence Schovanec that detailed how students and parents go about getting refunds.

Students who checked out or opted to move out between March 27 and May 15 will have their refunds processed from March 23 to May 16. That covers the time between the end of spring break and housing contracts.

The credits will be processed into the students accounts. Refunds will only be issued to students who have checked out or chosen a move out time, according to the letter.

Students can do so through the University Student Housing website.

Anyone under a shelter-in-place order is asked to email housing at housing@ttu.edu for specific instructions.

Those graduating and will not use dining dollars in the future will receive a refund. Any unused dining dollars and prorated amounts for meal plans will roll over to the next term.

Those with questions on that are asked to email Tech’s Hospitality Services at hospitality@ttu.edu.

Schvoenec also said, in a video post on Friday, the university will keep employees and students workers on the university’s payroll. He added details on a virtual graduation ceremony will be shared in the near future.

Read the full letter from Schovanec here.

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