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Room and Board Credits

As the University responds to the threat of COVID-19, we have taken significant measures to protect the health of our students, faculty, staff and the community that have had a financial impact on our families. We value the sacrifices families make to invest in a University of Dayton education and are taking steps to reflect the shortened period of time students will use University housing and meal plans. 

Will the University issue credits for housing?

Yes, the University will issue prorated credits for housing on student accounts for the period of time students are unable to return to their campus housing. Housing credits can be applied to summer tuition for undergraduate courses. Otherwise, returning students, if living in UD housing during the next academic year, will receive credits applied toward housing. If a returning student is not living in UD housing during the next academic year, the credit will be applied towards next year's tuition. Graduating students will have the prorated amount applied to their student account. If the account balance is paid in full upon graduation, the University will issue a refund.

How will the University handle meal plan funds that have not been spent?

For students who are not able to use their meal plans during the emergency, the University will waive current carry-over limits. Both Flex and Standard meal plan balances will roll over to the next academic year. 

What if I am a senior who is graduating this May 2020?

Seniors graduating in May 2020 will receive a prorated housing credit on their student account as well as a credit for any remaining meal plan balance. These credits will first apply to any outstanding balance owed to the University upon graduation. If the account balance is paid in full, the University will issue a refund. Students should sign up online for direct deposit of refunds, known as 'eRefunding' via Porches on the Flyer Student Services tab. Otherwise, checks will be mailed to the permanent address on file. Check/cash refunds are not available in person.

When will these credits be applied?

We will apply the credits to student accounts after the conclusion of the Spring 2020 semester.

What about tuition? 

Because faculty instruction is continuing on a remote basis and students will be making progress toward completion of their academic programs, no financial credit will be provided for tuition. 

What if I still have questions?

Staff in Flyer Student Services can be reached via email at We ask for your patience and understanding as we respond to your questions as quickly as possible and in the order they are received.