On Friday, March 27, 2020, the following communication from President Troha was sent to Juniata Students:
Dear Juniata Students,
First of all, I miss you. A lot. It is exceptionally peculiar, and sad, to be here at this time of the year and not have the Quad filled with hammocks, volleyball, blankets, and your smiles. I sincerely hope you and your loved ones are doing well during this challenging time, and that your courses are at least bringing some connection back to JC.
Many of you have asked about adjustments to room and board since you won’t be returning to campus. We are absolutely committed to providing you a proportional return for unused room and board plans for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester (approximately 50%). The adjustments are highly individual in nature and will be modified for financial aid, as directed by the Department of Education and state and federal financial aid regulations.
The Office of Student Financial Planning and the Bursar’s Office have compiled information from the Office of Residential Life for the adjustments and are determining the manner by which the adjustments will be disbursed. In the next week, we will begin applying the adjustments to accounts and anticipate that we will begin the disbursement process the week of Monday, April 16, 2020. We will provide further communication in the very near future on the disbursement process; however, we did want to communicate our intentions with you now.
If you have questions, please email us at BursarsOffice@juniata.edu.
I appreciate so much your patience and understanding. Stay well and be safe.
James A. Troha, Ph.D.