Tuition Refund

As colleges open, and then have to close, parents wonder about tuition refunds. I’m Amy E. Feldman.

Temple University was forced to pivot to a mostly all on-line format after an outbreak of COVID-19. While some schools had made the decision to hold virtual classes only, many others had opened campuses and are hoping for the best. If your family has sent your treasured loved one—your wallet— to campus, you wonder: if my kid doesn’t make it through the semester, can I get my money back?

Temple has said that students will have the option to be reimbursed for on campus housing if they move home, but every school has its own policy, based on the housing contract students signed so read it to find out. There is no law that requires a college to refund tuition for a student who doesn’t complete the semester. If last semester was any indication, most schools will not refund tuition even if classes which had been in person become all virtual.

You always pray your kid gets smarter when they go to college. Let’s hope they’re already smart enough to take precautions to stay healthy.

From The Judge Group, I’m Amy E. Feldman for KYW News Radio.

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