USM presidents support partial refunds of student fees, chancellor says
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The University System of Maryland Board of Regents has given Chancellor Jay Perman the authority to approve a partial refund of student fees, including room and board, parking and athletic fees.
Perman said during a public conference call Thursday afternoon that all university presidents in the system, which includes the University of Maryland, have expressed support for the move, indicating refunds are likely.
“They have a responsibility to students and families, a responsibility to support them, through this difficult time when their physical and financial health are in jeopardy,” Perman said.
The board’s vote to defer to Perman was unanimous.
Perman and the university presidents are working to form a system decision, student affairs vice president Patty Perillo said. The implementation of the decision will be up to the individual campuses, she said.