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Release to EGSC Students - Refund Information

Release to EGSC Students - Refund Information

by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | March 27, 2020
Last Edited: March 27, 2020 by Victor Poole

    Dear East Georgia State College Students:

   My previous letters during the COVID-19 situation have told you about the University System of Georgia’s (USG) directive to move to wholly on-line instruction for the rest of spring semester. East Georgia State College has now received approval from the USG to implement a student refund plan for Spring Semester 2020. This letter outlines that plan.
   Refunds of Student Fees (All 3 campuses are included as described below):
   East Georgia State College will implement a prorated refund of various student fees for spring semester 2020 as outlined below for the campus designated as your home campus. 
   Our goal is to disburse refunds by April 16, 2020. We will communicate with you directly if there are any delays in this process.
   The refund calculation date is March 16, 2020.  This refund plan was completed in coordination with the USG.

   *Students who did not pay the above fees because of the fee structure for the program in which they are enrolled (nursing students and students in the Fire and Emergency Services Administration program) will not receive a refund.

    Refunds of Swainsboro Campus Housing and Dining:

  • A prorated portion of housing rent charges will be refunded based on the March 16, 2020 refund calculation date.
  • You will receive a pro-rata refund of the unused portion of your meal plan based on a March 16, 2020 refund calculation date. The exact amount of your refund will depend upon the specific meal plan which you purchased.
  • Unused flex dollars will be refunded. The unused portion of any commuter meal plans and all other declining balance meal plans will be refunded. 
  • Students who were granted an exception to remain in the residence halls during the remaining part of spring semester 2020 will not be refunded their housing rent or base meal plan.  


 
Additional information about refunds:
   EGSC - Statesboro students who purchase a meal plan from Georgia Southern University should contact Georgia Southern University with any questions.
   Refunds of these fees will mirror students' normal refund process via BankMobile Refund Selection. You must make a BankMobile Refund Selection.
   Please see the following link on how to make your Refund Selection: http://www.ega.edu/announce/bankmobile-presentation-02-19-20.pdf
   Fees, other than those described above, have been carefully studied and vetted with the USG and deemed to be essential to the continuity of instruction and business operations.
   Any outstanding balances owed to East Georgia State College (e.g., parking fines, lockout fines) will be deducted from your refund.
   Students will not receive refunds of fees paid by any need-based scholarship. However, the scholarship reversal will not exceed the refund amount and will not create a balance due from the student. Please note that the deadline has passed for a student to withdraw without academic penalty from the Spring 2020 full-term.
   Students who have registered for the Spring 2020 Mini-Session II term can withdraw without academic penalty through March 26, 2020 (Augusta Campus) and through April 7, 2020 (Swainsboro/Statesboro Campuses). 
   Refunds for Mini-Session II withdrawals will be processed under normal refunding guidelines.
   We understand that these uncertain times have left you with many questions. Please rest assured that we are working diligently to provide answers as fast as possible.
   Please reach out via email to accounts@ega.edu with any questions or concerns you have.

Sincerely,
   Robert G. Boehmer
   President
   East Georgia State College