The COVID-19 pandemic has created financial challenges for universities across the country, including Furman. In May, the university announced financial measures it was taking to address a reduction in revenue. These financial measures will continue through the 2020-2021 academic year, at least. Despite the university’s financial challenges, tuition is not increasing beyond the 2.47% that was scheduled before the pandemic, and fees remain the same.
As advised in an earlier message, the university has restructured its dining plans to ensure that each student has at least one meal on campus every day of the semester. This reduces the need for students to dine out in the community, thereby reducing the risk of exposure to COVID-19. The university is providing three meal plans:
Students who live in residence halls without access to a kitchen have been assigned to the Unlimited Plan. This includes unlimited meal swipes, 80 meal exchanges, and $350 food points. The price of this plan is $3,025 for the semester. Students in residence halls may not choose another plan.
Students living in an apartment on campus or at The Vinings have been assigned the 160 Plan. This includes 120 meal swipes, 40 meal exchanges, and $400 food points. The price of this plan is $2,363 for the semester. These students may choose the Unlimited Plan or the new 110 Plan.
Students living in an apartment on campus or at The Vinings may choose the new 110 Plan. This includes 85 meal swipes, 25 meal exchanges, and $450 food points. The price of this plan is $1,800 for the semester. Students who live in an apartment may also select this plan.