Students enrolling in Winter Session coursework will have those credits added to their spring semester transcripts. Tuition for Winter Session courses will be $970 per credit hour. Students who are eligible for federal or University loan funding, who have not already used their full loan eligibility for the academic year, can request loan funds be added to their aid awards to assist with the cost of Winter Session courses. Grant assistance will not be provided for Winter Session coursework.
As the fall semester wraps up on campus, students have several options available to them during the winter stay period. Here is how financial aid will help you plan for the next few weeks in terms of your meal plan costs.
Short Term Stay
For the short term winter stay, November 25 to December 19, 2020 an additional meal plan is not required. Dining Services recommends that students have an appropriate level of declining dollars and/or URos to use during the short term stay. Dining estimates that $460 should be enough for the short term stay food costs. You may use remaining declining dollars and URos from your fall semester meal plan.
Since financial aid was not reduced in the fall semester for adjustments to meal plans for an earlier return home, no additional aid will be made available for the short term winter stay.
Long Term Stay
The long term stay officially runs from November 25, 2020 to January 22, 2021. All students living on campus in a residence hall will be required to purchase a meal plan. The cost of the plan is $895 and provides $780 in spendable declining. The total cost of the recommended declining balance for the short stay and the long term stay meal plan is $1,355, but only the long-term plan of $895 is required.
For any students receiving financial aid, the long-term stay meal plan will be added to your spring semester cost of attendance. Students who are identified as having financial need will receive varying levels of support toward the cost of the long-term stay dining plan. Amounts will be determined in the same manner as coverage for quarantine. Specifically, 95% covered for high need students, 60% covered for medium need students, and 30% covered for low need students.
Based on what is currently known about spring requirements to quarantine when returning to campus, we understand that there will be a cost to that process.
As with the long-term winter stay, students receiving financial aid and who are identified as having financial need will receive varying levels of support that will allow them to meet the cost of the quarantine.
Specific details on the quarantine expectations for the spring semester will be updated as requirements from the state are revealed in the coming weeks.
Instructions have been emailed over the preceding months regarding the 2020–2021 application materials and our deadline. Reminders will continue to be sent bi-weekly to those students with incomplete applications. Returning undergraduates who did not submit their application with all supporting documentation by this deadline are not guaranteed full consideration for need-based University grant assistance and may have their institutional aid reduced due to limited funding. Read more about our late policy in the FA Handbook. Please contact your financial aid counselor if you have concerns about submitting your application materials in a timely manner due to the impacts of COVID-19.
Select undergraduate students are required to submit additional paperwork (copies of 2018 federal taxes, verification worksheets, non-tax filer statements, etc) to the College Board’s IDOC service. If you are required to submit your application via IDOC, you should send all required paper documents directly to the College Board and not the Financial Aid Office. Instructions can be found by logging in to your FAOnline account and reviewing the Required Document screen. If you have questions, please contact your financial aid counselor.
Students required to complete IDOC will be emailed by the College Board with instructions on activating their online IDOC account. Students must have either a CSS Profile or FAFSA already on file with the Financial Aid Office before this email will be sent by the College Board. To ensure that you receive IDOC correspondence from the College Board, please add collegeboard.org, collegeboard.com, and student-1.com domains to the safe senders list on your email system.
UR students may see their need-based aid change between years for a variety of reasons. Those reasons aren’t always clear to students, so we’ve put together a video that explains the broader trends behind financial aid and what to expect year to year as well as some common reasons students may see a change. Be sure to check it out! For students and parents interested in learning more about our aid policies, we encourage you to read over our FA Handbook for the 2020-2021 academic year.