Financial matters

COVID-19 Response guidance on financial questions.

Last updated: March 23, 2020

Will I be reimbursed for tuition?

There will be no reimbursement of tuition. Steps are being taken to ensure academic continuity via remote learning options so that students may complete the semester and earn their full complement of academic credits.

Will I receive a refund for my student health insurance?

No refund will be issued for student health insurance. Coverage for students enrolled in Gettysburg College student health insurance remains effective through July 31, 2020.

Will I be reimbursed for room and board?

Students leaving campus

Students who leave campus will be issued a credit to their student account for 50 percent of the semester cost of their housing plan. The amount of the credit is determined by the housing plan. Credits will be the net of any credits already applied for residence life positions (i.e. RAs, RCs, etc.).

Students who leave campus will be issued a credit to their student account for 50 percent of the semester cost of their meal plan. The amount of the credit is determined by the meal plan.

Any unused Bullet Bucks that have been added during the semester will be credited to the student’s account.

Students living in private off-campus housing

Students renting directly from area landlords may want to ask if the landlord is willing to adjust their lease agreement.

Students who live in private off-campus housing that have meal plans will be issued a credit to their student account for 50 percent of the semester cost of their meal plan. The amount of the credit is determined by the meal plan.

Any unused Bullet Bucks that have been added during the semester will be credited to the student’s account.

Students remaining on campus

For the very few students who have been permitted to remain on campus by the College will not receive a credit for room or meals. Dining Services will remain open in a limited capacity to meet the needs of students approved to remain on campus.

Study abroad

Students required to return early from study abroad programs will receive prorated room and board credits based on the respective timeframe of their program and when the student left the program.

When will my credit be applied to my student account?

The College plans to have all credits applied to student accounts no later than Monday, April 6. Requests for refunds will be processed once credits have been placed on student accounts.

What if I am on a payment plan?

Payment plans are required to be paid in full by March 15 as stipulated in the plan agreement. For students leaving campus, credits for room and board will be offset by any remaining balance due on payment plans. After a student’s payment plan is settled, and if there is a credit remaining, the student may either leave the credit on their account to be applied to fall semester charges or request a refund.

How do I know if I have a credit balance on my student account?

Students

For online access, log into the Student Center and go to Account Inquiry on the Self Service Page, OR log into the Student Center then Self Service › Campus Finances › View Bill/Make a Payment › GBURG Billing. If the current amount due is a negative (-) number, then there is a credit on your account.

Using the mobile app, you can access your account via the Mobile Site by clicking on Finances > GBURG Billing. If the current amount due is a negative (-) number, then there is a credit on your account.

Authorized Payer

Students often designate parents or others to have access to their student bills.

If your student has already given you access to GBURG Billing, you should use the login information provided to you via email when your student granted you access to the system. The current balance due will be on the overview page. If the current amount due is a negative (-) number, then there is a credit on your account.

If you need your student to grant you access, they should follow the instructions on the GBURG Billing Instructions section of the Student Accounts website.

How do I apply my credit to next semester or request a refund?

If you would like the credit balance on your student account to be applied to your fall semester bill, no further action is required.

If you would like a refund of the credit balance, a Refund Request Form may be completed and submitted to the Student Accounts Office as an attachment via email to studentaccounts@gettysburg.edu. The form is not required. This information can also be provided within the email. Be sure to include the student’s name, ID number, and the amount of refund requested.

  • If you are requesting the refund via a paper check, please include the student or parent name to whom the check should be made payable. Checks will be mailed to the student’s home address on record.
  • If you already have direct deposit set up for student refunds, please note in the email that you would like your refund direct-deposited.
  • If you would like to set up direct deposit for your student refund, please follow these steps before requesting a refund.
I have questions regarding my student account, who should I contact?

The Student Accounts Office is here to help students and their families through these challenging times. We anticipate increased call and email volume over the coming weeks. We will respond to inquiries as quickly as possible. Questions can be emailed to studentaccounts@gettysburg.edu or you can call our Student Accounts Office at (717) 337-6220.

Will I continue to be paid for my student employment?

Students will be paid a one-time stipend calculated by using their average weekly hours for the first seven weeks of the spring semester. This stipend will be paid on April 10.

Who is eligible for the stipend?

Student employees who completed a timesheet beginning January 2020 are eligible for the stipend.

Will I receive any payments after April 10?

Students will not receive any payments after April 10 for the spring term as the stipend is calculated for the period between March 23 and May 3.

Do I have to complete a timesheet?

No, students will no longer need to complete a timesheet. However, if you worked during the extended spring break (March 14th to March 20th) please complete a timesheet for that week only and submit it by the deadline on March 30th.

Am I still considered a student employee?

No, your status will change to a volunteer status and your volunteer schedule should be discussed with your supervisor.

Can I volunteer virtually?

Yes, if the nature of your volunteer work can be done virtually. Please discuss this further with your supervisor.

Will this affect my financial aid package?

No, your financial aid will not be impacted by this decision.