Oregon colleges latest to be sued by students over cost of learning during pandemic
Two colleges in Oregon are being sued by three students claiming that they should be reimbursed their tuition fees given the transition to remote learning during the coronavirus pandemic.
Undergraduate Danielle Pranger and graduate student Garrett Harris filed a class-action lawsuit against Oregon State University (OSU) on 5 March. Caine Smith filed a similar lawsuit against the University of Oregon on 19 March, CNN reported. These are just the latest suits against higher education institutions in the US claiming that students are not getting value for money.
The plaintiffs claim that with campuses shut down and students sent home, both institutions “continued to charge for tuition, and/or fees as if nothing changed, continuing to reap the financial benefit of millions of dollars from students”.
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