If you were a student attending a university/college during the Spring 2020 semester during the Coronavirus pandemic, you may be able to make a claim for a tuition or fee refund and other benefits from your college/university.
There is a substantial impact from the Coronavirus on college tuition and student finances
“Long before the coronavirus pandemic, college costs had already entered unprecedented territory. According to a study by BrokeScholar, the average cost of tuition and fees — in inflation-adjusted dollars — at both private and public schools has more than tripled from the academic year 1971-72 to 2019-2020.” DePietro, A. (2020, June 02)*
- “In 1971-72, average tuition and fees at a private nonprofit four-year institution cost $11,540 in 2019 dollars. For the 2019-20 academic year, the current average cost is $36,880 for tuition and fees: an increase of 220%.” DePietro, A. (2020, June 02)
- “In 1971-72, average tuition and fees at a public four-year institution cost $2,710 in 2019 dollars. For the 2019-20 academic year, the current average cost is $7,730: an increase of 285%, which means it nearly quadrupled.” DePietro, A. (2020, June 02)
Was the “Zoom University” justifiably fair for college students expecting a college experience?
- Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, students argue that remote learning has inadequate value when compared to in-person education.
- Students should not be accountable to pay for certain fees from the Spring 2020 semester such as: (Room and board fees, educational services, campus facilities, and student activities, etc.)
Universities are being accused of breach of contract, conversion, and unjust enrichment.
We understand that it was an appropriate action to take for the colleges/universities to close down due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, the students that attended the Spring 2020 semester should be able to claim a partial tuition refund or reimbursement.
Our team at Rudolph F.X. Migliore, P.C. is committed to providing a free legal consultation about your claim against your university/college. Call us, we are your point of contact.
Contact an Experienced Attorney — Get a Free Case Evaluation
If you would like to discuss a potential claim for a tuition refund, or an investigating claim against your school for the spring semester of 2020, we can provide you a free confidential consultation about your claim. Call Rudolph F. X. Migliore, P.C., at (631) 543-3663. Take advantage of our free case evaluation to discuss your situation with an attorney and learn how we can help you receive a tuition refund and other benefits.