Students to receive fall housing rate discount

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University spokeswoman Crystal Nosal said officials notified students about the reduced cost through their eBill.

Officials are reducing housing costs for the fall semester by hundreds of dollars per student.

Students will receive a roughly 5 percent discount on fall housing, equating to a reduction of between $250 and $450 depending on their specific residence hall, to account for most students’ departure from campus before Thanksgiving, according to GW’s housing website. University spokeswoman Crystal Nosal said officials also notified students about the reduced cost through their eBill.

“We realize that this fall will continue to look and feel different for our students as we continue to respond to this ongoing pandemic, and we remain committed to identifying ways to limit financial hardships for our students,” Nosal said in an email.

Officials intend to resume in-person instruction in August while implementing extensive social distancing modifications. Administrators will extend the move-in period to two weeks, rather than one weekend, prior to the start of the semester under a reopening plan submitted to the District.

Most classes will move instruction remotely following Thanksgiving in anticipation of a potential second wave of COVID-19.

Board of Trustees Chair Grace Speights said in May that the Board does not plan to adjust the cost of tuition for the upcoming year, even if classes move online.

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