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April 22, 2009
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Check is in the mail
255 nonrefundable deposits to be refunded
By Bethany Sneed
Echo Staff Reporter

If all goes as planned, 255 students will receive housing deposit refunds in early May.

Residential life has made an exception to their $150 nonrefundable deposit policy for rising juniors and seniors who paid their deposits before January 23.

“Central made a good decision on returning housing deposits to students they were unable to accommodate,” said nursing junior Osrielle McKoy.

Jennifer Wilder, N.C. Central University director of Residential Life, made the decision on March 19 to refund housing deposits to those students who met the payment deadline, but did not receive a room assignment.

“The housing situation is unfortunate, but at least the deposits are being refunded,” said mass communications junior Dorian Newton.

Wilder’s letter contained a form to be filled out and returned to Residential Life on or before March 31 in order to obtain a deposit refund.

If eligible students fail to turn in the form on time, they will not receive their housing deposit refund.

The check request for refunds will be turned into the Comptroller Office tomorrow.

The checks will then be mailed to the students’ permanent address on record in Banner.

“We anticipate it will be approximately two weeks before students receive their checks, as they have to be processed and approved in the Comptroller’s office before the checks can be issued,” said Wilder last week.

Residential Life has worked with the Office of Financial Aid and University Police to ease the difficulties students are facing with housing with a series of educational sessions.

On March 3, Residential Life held a housing fair.

There is also an off campus housing list on NCCU ‘s website and a list of off campus residences in the Residential Life office in the Student Affairs Complex.

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