Colleges move to refund student fees, but can their budgets take the hit?
educationdive | March 31, 2020
Colleges face a grim and uncertain financial future as the coronavirus spreads throughout the U.S. and upends the global economy. In the past several weeks, colleges nationwide have been preoccupied shifting classes and exams online, which for many meant spending time and money to create a robust enough digital infrastructure to support an influx of students. As students and instructors adjust to remote learning for the immediate future, administrators are turning to a new challenge: shielding their institutions' finances while addressing students' demand for refunds of room, board and other fees.