Student Sues Montclair State University For Coronavirus Closures, Seeks Class Action Refund
We've heard it from many students that it's a rip off to pay for college classes that are being forced to be held online. Some say you don't get the full school experience or help you may need through virtual classes.
Well, now a class action lawsuit has been filed against one New Jersey University for that reason.
According to NJ.com, a student from Montclair State, Colin Keyes, has filed a class-action lawsuit, alleging it is not fair that so much has to be paid when "the online learning options being offered to Montclair students are subpar in practically every aspect, from the lack of facilities, materials and the access to faculty."
We also learned from NJ.com that part of the lawsuit stated that Montclair State students have not been issued any type of refund for any tuition fees for the Spring semester.
I hate to break it to you, but it seems like students from Montclair State will not be getting any money back at all, based on the college's response:
NJ.com reported that Montclair State spokeswoman said, "Montclair State is not providing partial refunds for tuition and fees this semester.”
Montclair State has not yet been served with the lawsuit yet, NJ.com reports.
The spokeswoman at Montclair State shared that the decision to cancel in-person classes was to protect everyone. In the statement, she also stated,
"The university has continued to provide all of our students with instruction and support services so that they can stay on track toward graduation."