April 1, 2020
As detailed in our March 20th communication, we expected to have additional information for you by April 1 about the prorated reductions in room and board charges. However, due to the recent passing of the CARES Act by the federal government, the university is awaiting additional guidance from the US Department of Education on how to properly handle the adjustments. Once we receive this information, we will update you on the process and timing for these adjustments.
March 20, 2020
Prorated Reductions in Housing and Meal Plan Charges to be Offered to Delaware Valley University Students
The spread of COVID-19 has disrupted daily lives all over the nation and the world. This is an unprecedented situation for higher education students and their families, many of whom are already feeling the financial impact of this public health crisis. With this in mind, Delaware Valley University will offer affected students prorated reductions in housing and meal plan charges for the spring 2020 semester.
The University will determine details and share them in a future message to students and parents. Currently, the University is focused on immediate steps to protect the health of our community.
“Delaware Valley University is grateful for the support and trust of our parents and students, especially as we navigate new territory together,” said Cheryl Moyer, Interim VP for Finance & Administration/Associate Vice President of Finance. “We would like to provide some reassurance during this stressful situation that we are committed to working in collaboration with students and families to address the financial challenges this pandemic is creating. We will provide additional details as soon as they are available.”
The prorated reductions in room and board charges may differ depending on individual circumstances. After this reduction is applied, students with a credit balance on their student account will be offered various options, such as to apply the credit to Fall 2020 or receive a refund. More information will be known by April 1 at which time we will communicate to each individual student who has a credit balance. To submit a question or contact us about a need for immediate support, please visit this link.