UNK Offers Room, Board Refunds to Students Leaving Residence Halls

KEARNEY – The University of Nebraska at Kearney is offering refunds to students who choose to move out
of residence halls early because of the growing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

UNK students who move out for the semester and complete checkout paperwork will receive a 60% prorated
refund of room and board costs based on their housing facility and dining plan, effective March 17.
UNK will not refund tuition and student fees because remote instruction is continuing through the remainder
of the semester.

Students who do not check out by March 27 will be asked to communicate their plans to residence life.
Refunds will then be processed according to the checkout date. UNK Residence Life is using express checkout to accommodate students.

Students should pick up express checkout information at the front desk of their residence halls to complete
checkout paperwork, if they have not already done so. Envelopes are to be returned in the designated mail drop
location.

Room and board refunds will be processed by April 15, after room inspections are complete. Students need to
sign up for direct deposit on MyBlue under “Student Accounts>Direct Deposit Refunds” so UNK can disperse
funds directly to their bank accounts.

For those unable to leave or who have work or other commitments, the residence halls, dining facilities and
other student services will remain open. United Parcel Service and FedEx packages will be returned to the sender for students not currently living on
campus. United States Postal Service mail will be forwarded to the permanent address on file. Students with
international addresses will have mail returned to sender.

UNK has shifted completely from in-person classes to remote or online courses for the remainder of the
semester.

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