Trending AskRegs Q&A: If a Student Moves Off Campus Due To Coronavirus, Must We Recalculate Her COA Or Awards?

If a Student Moves Off Campus Due To Coronavirus, Must We Recalculate Her COA Or Awards?

No. According to the U.S. Department of Education (ED), "No. If, as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, you provide a refund or waiver of expenses for all or part of a student’s tuition, fees, room and board charges, or other institutional charges, or if you become aware that a student has moved off campus for the remainder of the term, the Department will not require a re-evaluation of the student’s cost of attendance. Therefore, you are not required to make changes to a student’s Title IV awards on the basis of such changes."

The above guidance has been excerpted from the COVID-19 FAQs document attached to ED's March 5, 2020 Electronic Announcement.

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Publication Date: 3/20/2020

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