“seeks repayment for tuition, room and board costs, and reimbursement for a spring semester that was “inferior,” according to the complaint”
This is happening all over the country. Who can blame the students, considering the amount they’re paying in tuition?
Wicked Local reports:
Student sues Waltham’s Brandeis University in class-action lawsuit
A Brandeis University student filed a class-action lawsuit against the university this week, joining a number of college students seeking accountability for the quality of virtual learning classes made necessary due to COVID-19.
The student—a Massachusetts resident—seeks repayment for tuition, room and board costs, and reimbursement for a spring semester that was “inferior,” according to the complaint. The lawsuit was filed on Thursday, May 28.
The total lack of online lectures by one professor, the cancellation of a week of lectures by another professor, and revision of the syllabus and expectations of students were a few of the issues that made the online learning experience “disruptive and ineffective,” according to the student.
“The Plaintiff brings this action because Plaintiff and the Class Members did not receive the full-value of the services paid, did not receive the benefits of in-person instruction,” the filing reads.
On a per course basis, Brandeis charged undergraduate students at $6,918 ($1,729 per credit, per term) for the spring 2020 semester, according to the complaint.
Seattle-based Hagens Berman is the law firm representing the Brandeis University student.
“What Brandeis students are reporting amid the campus closure and transition to online courses pales in comparison to the education they paid for,” said Steve Berman, managing partner of Hagens Berman and attorney for students in the class action in a press release. “Students did not enroll at Brandeis to click through PowerPoint slides and waste their student loans on cancelled classes and absentee coursework.”
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