NC passes a bill protecting universities from COVID-19 tuition refunds
The North Carolina legislature passed a bill that provides immunity for colleges and universities for legal claims related to COVID-19 closures for the 2020 spring semester. The law protects the several universities that have been sued by students after classes moved online this spring.
That includes legal complaints demanding tuition and fees refunds for institutions switching to remote classes and shutting down dorms, dining halls and other campus facilities.
Now, colleges and universities are protected as long as their decisions were made to protect the public health, safety, or welfare in response to the coronavirus pandemic and they offered remote learning options for enrolled students that enabled students to complete their coursework.