Interim President David McFaddin announced the plan to refund 33 percent of housing costs and 33 percent of dining plan costs in an email sent to students on March 9.
“Students who moved out of EKU Housing before April 1, 2020, will receive a prorated credit applied to their student account by April 15, 2020. The credit will be 33 percent of the original housing charge,” said McFaddin in the email.
Students who only paid for Flex Dollars (either the $300 or $500 option) will receive a refund for the balance they had remaining on their accounts by April 15.
Students who had meal plans will receive 33 percent of the original cost by April 15.
McFaddin also detailed the plan for upcoming summer courses.
“After consulting with the provost, a decision has been made that due to the uncertainty that the COVID-19 virus presents, it is best to proceed with the first summer session entirely online,” said McFaddin.
However, McFaddin also expressed the possibility of allowing some on-campus activity during the summer session.
“As we transition into the second summer session, there may be opportunities to offer varying levels of face-to-face material such as labs and clinicals. However, this decision will be based on the recommendations from state and federal officials regarding social distancing and other information surrounding the COVID-19 threat,” said McFaddin.
Summer events held on campus will follow the same schedule as course instruction.