CUW Room and Board Refunds
By signing this petition you request that Concordia University Wisconsin refunds all on campus students the full 50% of room and board costs for the 2020 Spring Semester. This should amount to nearly $2,800 in refunds for each on campus student. Currently, refunds have been adjusted so that 13.5% of a student's financial aid awards are subtracted from the total refundable amount. Because of this, the amount that students are receiving back is significantly less than expected. Concordia switched all on campus students to off campus residents when we were forced to move out due to COVID-19. This allowed for CUW to reduce the total financial aid each student was eligible to receive for the 2020 Spring Semester. This reduction was seen through our surprisingly minimal room and board refunds. Students paid the full cost of room and board and only received 50% of what they paid for. Therefore, they should receive the full 50% of their money back. Under this current system, students who are smart, hard working, and in greater financial need are receiving less money back from CUW. CUW is using a loophole that allows them to keep funds that students are rightfully owed and in desperate need of. This is not reflective of how a Christian university should conduct itself. Many CUW students are struggling financially during these difficult times. We were counting on the full 50% refund to put toward next semester or other essential expenses. However, we have all been extremely disappointed with the choices made by our university.