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Refunds and Relief for Student Workers

Saint Louis University recognizes that two primary concerns of students and their families are refunds and financial relief for student workers.


SLU is providing room and board refunds to residential students who have returned home or are  leaving campus housing. The University also is providing refunds on parking charges for the spring term.  Details follow below.

Room and Board 

Students ­who lived in both residence halls and apartments will receive a 50% refund of room and board charges for the spring term. Note: Housing scholarships for the semester will be reduced by 50%. 

Non-resident students will receive a refund for the remaining balance of their flex dollars.

Students who have received exemptions to remain on campus will see no change in charges. 


All students with current parking permits will receive a refund for 50% of what they paid for the spring semester. Refunds will be issued to student accounts by April 8. Students with spring parking permits may continue parking in University garages and lots at no additional cost through May 31.  

Health Insurance

The University Health Plan and its administrator Aetna Student Health advise that maintaining health insurance during the current COVID-19 pandemic is very important. However, it is recognized that unexpected changes regarding on-campus housing and subsequent move-outs may have impacted students' health insurance needs. Please contact the University Health Plan at 314-977-5666 if a move-out has impacted your health insurance needs. Alternatively, you may email Pro-rated insurance refunds may be available.

How Refunds Will be Issued 

Housing and/or parking refunds will be applied to any outstanding balance on students’ accounts. Payment plan amounts will be adjusted and reduced automatically once the credit is applied.  

If your account is paid-in-full, you can opt for direct deposit to expedite your refund. Log into the MySLU Payment Suite and click on the Refunds Tab to verify that your bank account information is correct. If you elect direct deposit, an email confirming funds were successfully transferred electronically to your bank account. If you prefer to receive a paper check or cannot receive a direct deposit, please confirm your billing address in MySLU. Paper checks will be processed weekly, beginning April 8.

Deferring Refunds 

All students have the option of deferring any refund to the next semester. This will be recorded as an advanced payment. To do so, email Students must indicate their preference by March 30. The advanced payments will be released to student accounts by June 1 for summer charges or July 1 for fall charges. 

Donating Refunds 

All students have the option to donate a portion – or all – of their refunds to support emergency scholarships for students, emergency financial assistance for employees, vaccine research or community outreach efforts. To donate, complete the Student Refund Gift form on the One SLU: COVID-19 Giving page

April Payments 

Payments are due April 1. Reduction of charges for some families will pay the semester bill. At this time, families may choose to make regularly scheduled payments or wait until all refunds have been processed. There will be no penalty for delaying payment due to a pending refund. 

Financial Relief for Student Workers

Students are an essential part of our workforce. As much as we rely on them, we know many student workers rely on the money they earn working on campus. Below are details on how we're trying to help.

Federal Work Study Students Unable to Work 

Starting now, students should submit their time every two weeks based on the hours they were expected/scheduled to work through the rest of the semester. 

Hours reported should not exceed the total amount that had been awarded. To access your Federal Work Study award information please log in to your MySLU student portal and click on the student tab. On the left side, under Student Financial Services, click on Financial Aid Awards. Then, select aid year 2019-2020 and submit. Click on the Award Overview tab to view your awards for Spring 2020.

Non-FWS Student Workers Unable to Work 

Students who worked from the start of the spring semester through March 14 will receive a one-time credit of $750 on their student accounts by April 8. For questions, email Student Financial Services at

FWS and Non-FWS Students Continuing to Work 

Starting now, students should submit their time every two weeks for the number of actual hours they work on-campus or remotely. In addition to their normal pay, students will receive a one-time $750 grant by April 8. 

Note: An individual student may only receive the grant once, regardless of which type of employment they have. For questions, email Student Financial Services at

Open Student Worker Positions 

Career Services is keeping a database of available student worker positions. If there is not an opportunity to continue working for your office or department and you would like to keep working, email Floyd Welsh, Director of Career Services, at .