Voice of America

Voice of America 21 May 2020

US Students Sue Universities, Demand Tuition Refund


Some are signing petitions, filing lawsuits and organizing strikes demanding universities refund their tuition for the spring semester

Students at colleges and universities nationwide are demanding partial refunds for tuition as classes move online because of the coronavirus pandemic. However, the Washington Post reports many schools are refusing to back down. Reporter Nick Anderson joins CBSN to explain the latest developments.
NBC News' Dasha Burns takes an in-depth look at how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting college students including whether their tuition is reflecting the new reality of college courses as they move online.
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Many institutions have offered at least partial refunds of room and board costs, but colleges have been less likely to extend tuition reimbursements.

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