COVID-19 Coronavirus

For the most up-to-date information, please see Denison’s primary COVID-19 Coronavirus information page.

Dear Students and Parents,

We know many of you have questions about how the move to remote learning will affect your room and board as well as student wages. We recognize the financial impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on many in our community and we thank you for your patience as we took the time to identify solutions.

Room, Board and Parking Credits

All students will receive a credit for the portion of room, board and parking charges that were paid but unused for spring semester. The credit represents an approximate 50% percent refund of the room, board and parking fees and is prorated based on a family’s contribution toward the cost of attending Denison. The amount refunded for room and board payments will not be less than $1,500.

The credit will be applied against any outstanding account balance, with the remainder reimbursed to students by means of direct deposit or a check mailed to the address of record. Refunds will be made by April 10.

Student Workers/Work Study

All students who have been employed on campus for the spring semester will receive a wage continuation payment. Paid as a single deposit, this payment will be equal to 8 weeks of pay, based on the student’s earnings so far this semester. The wage continuation payment will be made April 24. It will be delivered by direct deposit (for those signed up) or by mail to your address of record for students who do not have direct deposit. Students who have continued to work remotely will receive the one-time payment and will also continue to be paid on the regular schedule for work performed remotely. We are committed to you as our students and hope this will help ease the financial pressures that many are facing amid this global public health crisis.

If you have questions regarding your account balance or refund amount, please contact


David English

Chief Financial Officer, Vice President for Finance and Management

April 4, 2020