MVSU to offer partial refunds for select Spring 2020 student expenses

ITTA BENA, Miss.—President Dr. Jerryl Briggs, Sr. announced today that Mississippi Valley State University (MVSU) will be providing partial refunds for select Spring 2020 expenses to eligible MVSU students. 

“For the past several weeks, we have worked diligently to accommodate our students, faculty, staff and University community while adhering to guidelines and regulations set forth by our governing bodies,” said Briggs in a memo to the MVSU community. 

“Today, we received additional directions from the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) regarding the issuance of refunds for student expenditures. Subsequently, I am pleased to announce that we will be providing partial refunds for select Spring 2020 expenses to eligible MVSU students.”

Per guidance from the IHL, the prorated refunds will be issued to students who paid for Spring 2020 expenses, including University-sponsored housing, meal plans and parking fees. 

The refund will cover the period of March 16 through May 8. Each eligible student will receive the prorated refund to their student account.

Scholarship payments will not count toward fees paid by students.

“As we continue to navigate through these unprecedented times, we hope that this gesture will provide some welcomed relief to our students and their families,” said Briggs.

View Briggs’ full announcement on MVSU’s COVID-19 Response Page at

President Dr. Jerryl Briggs Sr.

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