Students at Georgetown College in Kentucky received a one-two punch of bad news this week. Amid the coronavirus, classes would be moved online until at least April and most students would need to vacate their dorms.
Oh, and they shouldn’t expect a refund.
“[T]he college is not in a financial position to offer any rebates on housing or meal plans for this three-week period (or the remainder of the semester, if we are in a situation that requires us to remain online beyond the next three weeks),” wrote college president Will Jones to students on March 11, according to the email obtained by CNBC. The college did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
More than 200 colleges and universities across the U.S. have temporarily closed in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, which has so far infected more than 130,000 people and killed more than 5,000 worldwide since January. Boston University, Harvard University, Amherst College, Tufts and Haverford are among the…