Hagens Berman filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of students against Oregon State University seeking repayment for tuition, room and board and other fees amid the COVID-19-related campus closures and transition to online-only education.

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Circuit Court of the State of Oregon for the County of Multnomah
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Oregon State University
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Oregon State University sent students home, closed campus facilities and transitioned to online instruction in order to maintain social distancing and flatten the curve. In spite of this unprecedented disruption in collegiate life, OSU continued charging tuition – a minimum of $2,644 per quarter at the school’s main Corvallis campus – and various student fees, as if nothing changed.

Students and their families paid OSU for in-person instruction that was not available, access to buildings they could not enter, technology, programs and services that OSU did not provide, and activities that were not available.

OSU students and their families did not receive the full value of the services they paid for, chief among them the benefits of in-person instruction and the opportunity to live and learn on campus.


Hagens Berman is one of the most successful consumer litigation law firms in the U.S. and has achieved more than $320 billion in settlements for consumers in lawsuits against food corporations, automakers, big banks and others. The firm has successfully taken on higher learning institutions as well, achieving hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements for students and alumnae to support campus safety and students' rights. Hagens Berman has achieved many record-breaking victories in antitrust matters, and your claim will be handled by attorneys experienced in consumer law.


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