Maryland colleges may owe students millions in refunds amid coronavirus, campus closures

All universities operating under the University System of Maryland umbrella will be offering prorated room-and-board refunds to students, after the system's Board of Regents decided last week that all schools will close their campuses for the rest of the spring semester and pivot to online learning. Collectively, for about a half-semester's worth of refunded on-campus "auxiliary" fees, USM may be looking at returning $163 million. That figure includes an estimated potential refund of about $68 million for the flagship University of Maryland, College Park campus alone. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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