Miami University refunding $27 million in room and board

Miami University refunding $27 million in room and board
Ohio and Northern Kentucky universities are responding to the spread of coronavirus by canceling in-person classes. (Source: WXIX)

OXFORD, Ohio (FOX19) - Reports that Miami University would be refunding tuition to students and families amid the COVID-19 pandemic are false, according to the university.

A university-issued statement reads:

“Our apologies, an employee, not in university leadership, misunderstood the information provided by the Provost. There is no refund of tuition. Like all other Ohio public universities, classes at Miami continue, students are working toward their degrees and receiving credit, and there is no refund for tuition.”

“At this time, we are beginning to send refunds for room and board and some other fees, and we expect the total to be around $27M."

Miami canceled in-person classes due to the pandemic beginning March 11.

The public university located in Oxford, Ohio reports an undergraduate enrollment of 17,327 students.

The university’s 2019 tuition and fees on the Oxford campus were $15,909 per year for Ohio students and $35,936 per year for out-of-state students.

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