During the COVID-19 pandemic, many higher education institutions closed their doors to in-person learning to manage the spread of the virus. This forced many students to continue learning at home from their laptops instead of in classrooms. Although the need to shut down campuses was warranted due to the greater public health risk concerns, universities took advantage of students by collecting full tuition costs despite closing their campuses. At the Sultzer Law Group, we are committed to fighting back against big universities unjustly keeping students’ full tuition costs. Our latest victory in this arena came against Emerson College, which kept students’ full tuition for the Spring 2020 semester without providing in-person learning.
In denying Emerson College’s Motion to Dismiss, the Court ruled, in relevant part, that “the court cannot, as a matter of law, say that no student could have reasonably expected that paying the tuition charged for the Spring semester of 2020 and registering for on-campus courses would entitle them to in-person instruction.”
What does this mean for you? If you were a college student during the Spring 2020 semester and paid full-tuition for an on-campus learning experience, then you may be entitled to a tuition refund. Contact The Sultzer Law Group at (800) 552-0265 today to speak with our team of attorneys about your Spring 2020 college experience.