Prorated refunds/credits for Spring 2020 housing, dining and parking for eligible, currently enrolled students have been calculated and posted. To view your student account balance and refund status, please log into MyLander.​

If you have any questions about the refund process, please contact the Office of Student Accounts between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday-Friday, at 864-388-8303 or stuacctweb@lander.edu.

 

Under guidance recently issued by the Commission on Higher Education (CHE), Lander University has announced its plans to issue prorated refunds for Spring 2020 housing, dining and parking charges for students who were displaced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Refunds will be issued to currently enrolled students for campus housing, meal plans and parking fees for services not received following Lander University’s transition to online learning, in accordance with S.C. Governor Henry McMaster’s executive orders. The refunds will be prorated to a date beginning March 16, and will be based on the individual student’s charges and financial contribution, subject to the application of Federal Financial Aid regulations.

In accordance with CHE guidelines:

  • Refunds will be applied first to any current outstanding charges on the student’s account.
  • Students who are registered for direct deposit with Lander University’s Office of Student Accounts will receive their refund electronically. Students who are not registered for direct deposit will receive a printed check at their permanent address. 

This process is subject to change by any additional requirements or guidance imposed by the State or Federal Government. Students can view their current account balances and refund status in the MyLander Portal.

The prorated refund for housing, dining and parking will be available to students who remain enrolled for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester. Under the CHE guidance, tuition, academic fees and student service fees cannot be refunded, as the University is continuing to provide online academic instruction, resources and essential student services in accordance with Lander’s academic continuity plan and Governor McMaster’s executive orders. Additionally, students who were granted approval to remain in campus housing for the remainder of the spring semester are not eligible for the refund.

To see the complete set of guidelines from the CHE, please visit CHE’s website.

“We realize this has been a challenging time for our students and their families. We appreciate the patience and understanding they have shown while we worked alongside the CHE and the state’s public higher education institutions to navigate this very complex process,” said Lander President Richard Cosentino. “We are committed to protecting the financial investments our students have made in their education at Lander University, and we want to provide them with every resource and opportunity to remain on track for their degrees.”

 

For Information and Questions

Students with questions regarding their accounts or the refund process should contact the Office of Student Accounts between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday-Friday, at 864-388-8303 or stuacctweb@lander.edu.

For more information, please visit www.lander.edu/COVID19.


FAQs

What is being refunded?

The University is providing refunds for unused fees associated with housing, meal plans and parking permits.

How will I be refunded?

Refunds will be credited to student accounts. After credits are applied to the account, if there is a credit balance, the balance will be refunded directly to the student.

Students who have signed up for eRefund through MyLander will receive their refund as a direct deposit. Non-electronic refunds (checks) will be mailed to the permanent address on file.

When will refunds be available?

Prorated refunds/credits for Spring 2020 housing, dining and parking for eligible, currently enrolled students have been calculated and posted.  Electronic refunds will be received quicker. Paper checks will be mailed as soon as possible and may take longer to arrive.

Will there be tuition or academic fee refunds?

No refunds will be provided for tuition or academic fees as undergraduate, graduate and Bridge courses held on the main campus and at University facilities across the state were readily and without interruption moved to an online platform, ensuring students were able to continue their academic progress and proceed toward graduation.

Who will receive a housing refund?

Residents with Spring 2020 housing contracts who were not physically living on campus after March 16 receive a credit to their account, based on the individual student’s calculation described below.

What if I was approved to stay on campus due to extenuating circumstances?

Students who were on Lander’s Extenuating Circumstances roster and stayed on campus for a portion of the time between March 16 and April 5 will be eligible for a portion of the refund. For students departing on or after Monday April 6, no refund will be available.

How was the housing refund calculated?

Housing refunds, in the form of a credit to your student account, will be approximately 44.9% of your semester rent. That amount is calculated based on the number of days from March 16 through the end of the spring housing contract on May 6.  The refunds will be based on the individual student’s charges and financial contribution, subject to the application of Federal Financial Aid regulations.

Who will receive a meal plan refund?

All meal plan holders with a spring 2020 meal plan who were not physically living on campus after March 16 will receive a credit to their account based on the individual student’s calculation as described below.

How was the meal plan calculated?

Your meal plan refund will be approximately 44.07% of your meal plan through March 16, 2020 based on the number of days available on the student’s dining plan.

Refunds will be prorated to a date beginning March 16, 2020, and will be based on the individual student’s charges and financial contribution, subject to the application of Federal Financial Aid regulations.

Who will receive a parking refund?

Any student who purchased a parking permit except for students who were physically living on campus after March 16 will receive a parking refund provided they were enrolled for the Spring 2020 term and is based on the individual student’s charges and financial contribution, subject to the application of Federal Financial Aid regulations.