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Update on room and board adjustments relating to COVID-19 mitigation measures

Posted on 5/1/2020 12:07:55 PM

Dear Cavalier community,

Thank you for your patience as Cabrini navigates the complex process of determining the financial adjustments that are fair and equitable and that maintain adherence to the mandates determined by the Federal and State Departments of Education.

As previously mentioned, Cabrini will be providing prorated credits for room and board charges and parking. We have identified the following process to determine the amounts of credits and guidelines for their application.

Who and how much
Resident students (living on-campus) will receive a 47% adjustment of housing charges (room), prorated from the date students were mandated to leave residence halls (March 16).

Students with a meal plan will receive a 47% adjustment for their meal plan, prorated from the date students were mandated to leave residence halls (March 16), adjusted by the Flex amount. Unused Flex and Cavs Cash will be carried over to the next semester.

Students with a full-year parking permit will receive a 25% adjustment for their parking permit and students with a spring semester parking permit will receive a 47% adjustment, each prorated from the date students were mandated to leave residence halls (March 16).

If a student received any housing or board discount from the University, the amount of the discount will be taken in to consideration when determining the credit. As such, the student may not be eligible to receive a full credit.

Cabrini will offset the prorated room and board credit against any outstanding balance owed to the University. If the amount a student currently owes offsets the prorated credit amount, there will be no credit carried forward to future semesters.

Students who are continuing enrollment at Cabrini and have a credit balance after adjustments for room, board, or parking will have their credit applied to their next semester.

Students who have received Title IV aid (such as Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG), or Federal Subsidized and Unsubsidized Direct Loans) to cover their entire cost of attendance will have their prorated room and board costs refunded. 

Graduating seniors and students who formally withdraw and will not be attending Cabrini University after the spring 2020 semester will receive refunds of the appropriate credit amount (for housing, meal plans, Flex, and parking) via the delivery method of their choice. (See below for information on requesting refunds for unused Cavs Cash.) To expedite the process of returning refunds, we strongly encourage students to enroll in direct deposit by logging in to the Cabrini Portal, selecting the Student Tab, eBill/Payment, and clicking Electronic Refunds.

Students who are graduating or formally withdraw and will not be attending Cabrini University after the spring 2020 semester can request refunds for unused Cavs Cash. Refund requests for unused Cavs Cash must be made through Sodexo by completing the Student Refund Form available on our FAQs page.

The University expects to have all student credits posted to student accounts by June 15, 2020.

Please visit our FAQs page for more information.

We at Cabrini know the impact of this pandemic, particularly the COVID-19 mitigation measures that called for Cabrini to close our campus to all-but-essential personnel, is powerful. This pandemic has affected everyone profoundly, and has altered—and continues to alter—so many aspects of our lives, from our health and wellness to our social, emotional, and financial well-being.

In this and any situation, we remain committed to serving you. Should you have questions or concerns not addressed in our President’s updates or at cabrini.edu/covidresources, you can reach out to us directly at health@cabrini.edu.

Cabrini continues to make institutional decisions with the health and wellness of our community members as our top priority. We continue to monitor the situation will provide regular updates and announcements of our plans for items such as move-out and fall 2020 instruction as soon as possible.

Stay safe, stay healthy, and take care of each other.


In the Cavalier spirit,

Donald B. Taylor signature

Donald B. Taylor, PhD
Cabrini President 

See President Taylor's April 24 update