Lawsuits by college kids demanding pandemic-related refunds are having their day in court. I’m Amy E. Feldman.
When the pandemic shut the country down two years ago, perhaps no one was madder than college kids who’d paid tuition and fees but didn’t get the college experience they’d expected. Most of the numerous lawsuits filed across the country demanding tuition refunds have already been tossed out of court because the students were, in fact, able to take classes—even though they had to take them virtually from their childhood bedrooms.
But now the next wave of lawsuits for student fees for activities and other campus life that they missed out on are hitting the courts, and what’s likely a harbinger of what’s to come, one case for the return of the fees in Florida was just dismissed as well. It doesn’t mean that all lawsuits asking for the refund of fees will be tossed, but if I had to make an educated guess, I’d say don’t count on winning those.