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Presidential Update

Dear Students,

As you know, due to precautions related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), SUNY Canton will be conducting most classes by remote learning for the rest of this semester. You have the option to choose to live at home or live on campus as you complete your coursework. This is a difficult decision in these uncertain times, but I want you to know that our campus is open, and housing, meals, and many other services are still available at this time.

We’ve received many questions about whether there would be refunds on the unused portion of your room and board and fees associated with living on campus if you choose to complete your studies while living at home for the rest of the semester. We have just received some direction from SUNY on this matter. 

If you choose to complete your studies while living at home for the rest of the semester, there will be a credit on next year’s bill for the unused portion of room and board, and on-campus living fees, for everyone who qualifies. We will provide more detail and clarity as we develop these approaches in the coming days. At the least, we wanted you to know about the general decision to credit or refund room and board fees, and that work is in progress to assure fair and prompt actions.

For those students who are graduating this year, if you choose to complete your studies while living at home for the rest of the semester, there will be a refund for the unused portion for everyone that qualifies.

We appreciate your patience as we work through these complex issues at this challenging time. We will send out additional information as soon as we have more details.

On behalf of all of us at SUNY Canton, I wish you, your families, and your loved ones good health.

Sincerely,

Dr. Szafran