UL Lafayette, LSU, Others Giving Money Back
If you paid for a place to live on a college campus and a meal plan, you may be receiving some money back from your Louisiana university according to a report released in the Advocate today.
According to the story, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette will be reimbursing some $3.8 million bucks for students who paid for things like housing as the universities made the decision to close due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Some of the other schools that will be sending money back to students are as follows:
- LSU will be refunding $4.4 million
- Southern University will be refunding $3.5 million
- Southeastern Louisiana University will be refunding $3.3 million
- Nicholls State University will be refunding $932,095
- University of New Orleans $499,816
- Grambling will be refunding $2.8 million
- Louisiana Tech University will be refunding $1.2 million
- University of Louisiana at Monroe will be refunding $981,657
- Northwestern State University will be refunding $1.3 million
- McNeese State University will be refunding $643,439
- Southern University in New Orleans refunded $334,000
Most of the students who were learning during the Spring semester were suddenly learning remotely via distance learning, and while the schools got money from the federal government, much of that money had yet to be returned to students. Now some of those funds are coming back to students at these schools.
Mark Ballard told the Advocate that most of the refunds for meals plans and housing plans, if a student had direct deposit, the money is being sent via that method, but otherwise, the students would get a check.