Student Business (Tuition, Fees, Meal Plans, Housing) FAQ

If Furman has to close and send students home early to finish remote-only, will the university refund room and board? How will that work?

If Furman decides that a switch to all remote learning was in the best interest of the health and safety of our campus community as recommended by our team of public health advisors, then Furman intends to offer pro-rated refunds for lost use of room and board.

Refunds of tuition, room and board are available up until the day before the first day of class, and following that, refunds follow this schedule.  Notwithstanding such schedule, if Furman decides that a switch to remote learning is in the best interest of the campus community, then Furman intends to offer pro-rated refunds for lost use of room and board.

Will I receive a room-and-board credit for Fall 2020 based on my phased move-in date?

Furman will provide a room-and-board credit to families of second- and third-year students based on the phased move-in date. The pro-rated proportional credits are being calculated now, and will be applied to student accounts around August 7th.

If I plan to attend remotely, what will the cost be?

Students who choose the remote learning and complete the online Fall Student Return Plan form by August 10 will have their room & meal charges completely canceled by August 14. If a student goes to remote learning the cost is $26,046 for tuition & fees (per semester).

Please contact the Financial Aid with any specific questions regarding your financial aid.

If I plan to commute, what will be the cost be?

If a student commutes, the cost of tuition and fee is $26,046.

Please contact the Financial Aid Office with any specific questions regarding your financial aid.

Will I receive a refund for my Spring 2020 unused room and board costs, and when will I know how much I will receive?

Furman University reimbursed room and board at a prorated level in proportion with the student’s actual costs. The credits were posted to accounts on April 9, with any resulting positive balances paid by April 16 through EFT or check.

Will I receive a refund for my Spring 2020 parking costs?

Furman students that purchased a $95 annual parking pass received a credit of $10.

When will I be refunded for May Experience?

If you have your non-payroll bank information set up, then you received the direct deposit to your bank account on Friday, March 20, 2020.  If you did not have your non-payroll bank information set up, a check was mailed out from Furman to the home address on Friday, March 20, 2020.

Why have I not received my Spring 2020 refund yet?

If your banking information or your mailing address in MyFurman are not current, the funds may have been returned to Furman. Please update your account information and mailing address and send a note to enroll@furman.edu to request stop payment and a reissuance of the refund.

How do I update my Non-Payroll Direct Deposit information?

Non-Payroll Direct Deposit information can be updated in MyFurman under the Financial Information heading. Once submitted, your update information takes immediate effect. For detailed instructions, please click here.

What is the impact on my Veteran’s benefits for this semester?

The Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) has indicated that they will continue to pay benefits regardless of the fact that the program has changed from resident training to online training. Also, students will continue to receive the same monthly housing allowance payments that they received for resident training until January 1, 2021, or until the school resumes normal operations of resident training. VA is working to immediately implement the new changes to address current and future school terms to ensure students continue to receive their education benefits. There is no action needed on the part of the student.