Kent State student suing university after not receiving refund for canceled classes, vacating on-campus housing

Kent State student suing university after not receiving refund for canceled classes, vacating on-campus housing
(Source: AP)

KENT, Ohio (WOIO) - A Kent State student has filed a lawsuit against the university after classes were canceled and students were asked to leave on-campus housing due to the coronavirus.

According to the lawsuit, the student is asking for a refund because they weren’t able to use campus amenities.

The lawsuit also states that students were stripped of the Kent State experience of in-class learning and were forced to vacate on-campus housing.

The class-action lawsuit claims the university violated a contract with students after they weren’t reimbursed after being forced to leave class and switch to a fully remote educational experience.

According to the lawsuit, the students had either partially or fully paid for the 2020 Spring and Summer semesters.

Tuition ranged from $4,000 to $9,000 thousand for undergraduate students.

Graduate students had slightly a steeper price that ranged from $5,000 to $10,000 thousand.

Students that lived on campus spent over $5,000 for the university housing, and meal plans cost anywhere from $500 hundred to over $2,000 thousand.

Click here to view the entire lawsuit.

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