Spring 2020 Rebates

William & Mary will be providing rebates to all students with a university housing contract, meal plan and/or parking pass, regardless of the use of institutional aid. We have prepared this site to help students understand how the rebate programs work.

The following FAQs are provided to assist you in understanding the rebate process. If you have additional questions after reviewing the information below, please contact the W&M Bursar's Office at [[bursar]] or (757) 221-1220.

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What is the Housing Rebate?

Housing RebatesStudents will receive a rebate based on their housing type as follows: 

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Main Campus – All Room Types

$1,200

New Campus – Doubles & Triples

$1,200

New Campus – Singles

$1,350

Single Buyouts

$1,350

All Graduate Housing

$1,350

Tribe Square

$1,350

Resident Assistants are eligible for a $ 1,200.00 housing rebate. Rebate amounts are based on room type and are adjusted for fixed and direct costs associated with managing the university housing program. Those costs include principal and interest payments due on outstanding bond obligations for dorm construction and renovation, rent payments for leased property and costs for key personnel.

What is the Meal Plan Rebate?

Meal Plans – Eligible students will receive rebates based on their spring semester meal plan as follows: 

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Gold 19 and Freedom Plans

$ 460

Block 175

$ 420

Block 125

$ 340

Block 100

$ 270

Commuter 50

$ 100

Commuter 25

$ 50

In addition, any remaining balance of dining dollars as of March 25 will be refunded. Rebate amounts for meal plans reflect adjustments for university cost incurred.
What is the Parking Fee rebate?

Parking Fee Rebate – Students with a 2019-2020 parking decal will receive a rebate of $54. Rebates are adjusted to cover fixed and direct costs associated with parking services. Students do not need to surrender their parking decals to receive the rebate.

When will my rebate be refunded?

Rebates will be applied to your student account on or before Friday, April 10. If you have a balance due to the university, the rebate will be used toward paying that balance, with any remaining funds issued to you through direct deposit or via check if you are not currently enrolled in direct deposit. To ensure a fast and secure refund, please sign up for direct deposit here

Can my rebate be refunded to me by direct deposit?

Yes, you can receive your rebate via direct deposit if you sign up by Thursday, April 9. Visit Student Refunds or follow these instructions. You will need your bank routing number and account number. You can find this information on the bottom of your check or your savings deposit slip or by contacting your banking institution. Your bank account number is not the same as the numbers on your bank debit card. Follow these easy steps to set up your electronic refund account:

  1. Access eServices through myW&M by selecting BANNER
  2. Select the "Student" option
  3. Select the "Student Accounts" option
  4. Select the "eServices" option
  5. Click on the "Continue" button
  6. Select  "Electronic Refunds" under the "My Profile Setup" menu on the right side of the screen
  7. Click on the green 'Set Up Account' button
  8. Enter your checking or savings account information

If you are not sure if you have set up direct deposit previously in eServices, please follow the above instructions to verify your direct deposit set up. You will see your saved bank information under the ‘Electronic Refunds’ section of ‘My Profile Setup’ in eServices.

Please note: This process is separate from the direct deposit setup associated with any paycheck or travel reimbursement from William & Mary.

I do not want to provide my direct deposit information. How will I receive the rebate?

If you do not provide direct deposit information, the rebates will be processed as a physical check and sent to your mailing address as designated in your student account. Please allow 5 – 7 business days for delivery of your check refund from April 10.

I do not want to provide my direct deposit information. How do I avoid a check being mailed to my student mail box?

All rebate will be sent to your mailing address as designated in your student account.

How can I donate my rebate to William & Mary?

You can elect to forego your rebate and donate those funds to the university to support emergency relief efforts for students in need. If you choose to donate, you will receive a gift receipt from University Advancement for your contribution 2-5 business days after the donated rebate is processed.

Can I donate part of my rebate to William & Mary or does it have to be the entire rebate?

At this time, the students can only elect to donate the full amount of their rebates.

Will rebates apply to any outstanding balances on my student account?

If you have a balance due to the university, the rebate will be used toward paying that balance, with any remaining funds issued to you through direct deposit or via check if you are not currently enrolled in direct deposit. To ensure a fast and secure refund, please sign up for direct deposit. You will find instructions on how to sign up at W&M eServices.

My housing rebate does not seem to be correct.  Who do I contact about that?

If you have any questions related to your housing rebate, please email [[living]] .

My rebate is smaller than expected. Why is it?

Your rebate may be smaller than expected if you have an outstanding balance on your student account and a portion of the rebate was applied toward the outstanding balance. 

Who should I contact if my rebate is incorrect?

Please contact the Bursar's team at [[bursar]] with your specific situation.

Will the rebate have any effect on my future financial aid?

There is no direct impact on your financial aid eligibility for either the 2019-20 academic year or the 2020-21 academic year as a result of the rebates.

Do I still have to pay the balance on my student account by April 1?

Students' final tuition installment payments have been deferred from April 1 to April 15.

I am trying to register and I have a student accounts hold on my account. My rebate should cover the balance, but I need to register now. Can the hold be removed?
Please contact the Bursar's team at [[bursar]] with your specific situation.
I am enrolled in the payment plan for the spring semester. Is my last payment still due on April 1? Can I reduce my last payment by the amount of the rebate even though it hasn't posted to my student account yet?

Students’ final tuition installment payments have been deferred from April 1 to April 15. The rebate will be used toward paying that balance. Please contact the Bursar’s office at [[bursar]] to discuss the particulars of your situation and ensure you do qualify for the rebate.

I had a parking pass this year but didn't receive a rebate. Who do I contact to find out about that?

If you have any questions related to the parking pass rebate, please email [[parked]]. 

My dining dollars rebate does not seem to be correct. Who do I contact about that?

The dining dollar rebate is the remaining balance on your account. You may verify this amount by visiting tribecard.wm.edu. If you still have additional questions please email [[auxiliary]].  

I have money left on my Tribe Card. Will it be refunded? Who do I contact to find out about it?

Tribe Card funds are not part of the rebate. W&M Express balances roll from semester to semester. Students may request a refund if they leave W&M (i.e. graduation, transferring and withdrawal). The Tribe Card policy is published on its website.

Can my rebate roll over into future semesters?

A rollover option is not available.

Does the rebate affect my 529 Plan?
If you used funds from a 529 plan to pay for spring 2020 charges, you should evaluate any tax impact of a rebate. In all matters related to the tax implications of education expenses, William & Mary is unable to advise parents and students. We strongly encourage you to speak with a qualified tax advisor.
Will William & Mary provide rebates of tuition and/or student fees?

William & Mary, valuing the health and safety of students, shifted to online teaching March 23 and closed residence halls on March 25. Recognizing that certain aspects of the W&M experience cannot be provided under the pandemic conditions, W&M provided student rebates on housing, dining and parking. Fortunately, the core mission of the university continues. While the delivery method has changed, William & Mary faculty and staff remain engaged in providing educational programming and opportunities for students around the world. We have shifted our practices to ensure that students can receive content and credit with the flexibility that the situation requires and are developing ways to support and maintain the thriving campus community and co-curricular activities. 

 Student payments for spring tuition fund William & Mary’s educational programs, which we continue to offer remotely to our students. Similarly, student activities funded on an annual basis by fees run throughout the year with costs incurred at various points over the fall and spring semesters. We continue to provide students with programs in these areas within the restrictions imposed on the university in responding to the Governor’s orders as the Commonwealth responds to the pandemic.

How are military benefits affected by the rebate?

Military benefits are tuition-only, therefore the rebate does not apply. Rebates for housing and dining will not affect your military benefits.