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Did you pay tuition and other fees at Oregon State University for in-person education but received online only classes due to COVID-19?

College students paying tuition deserve payback in light of the coronavirus outbreak. Fill out the form to find out your rights to potential compensation »

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Hagens Berman is investigating universities and colleges across the nation and is seeking to represent students, parents and guardians against any higher education institution that has failed to repay losses due to COVID-19.

Attorneys' investigation includes all colleges and universities nationwide, and the firm is seeking to represent students, parents and guardians regardless of school.

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Circuit Court of the State of Oregon for the County of Multnomah
Case Number
21CV08719
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Oregon State University
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Students from Oregon State University filed a class-action lawsuit against the school demanding repayment for tuition, room and board and other fees amid the COVID-19-related campus closures and transition to online-only education.

OSU’s COSTS CONTINUE DURING COVID-19

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.

TUITION PAYERS’ RIGHTS

Hagens Berman is investigating lawsuits that would seek reimbursement for tuition payers and other expenses at colleges and universities across the nation. Our investigation is not limited to those already named in litigation. We want to fight for the rights of those who have been charged for tuition and fees at a college or university for in-person on campus education, but instead received online only courses due to the outbreak of COVID-19, with no reimbursement. Hagens Berman believes that institutions of higher learning have no right to keep the tuition and fees charged given the coronavirus outbreak and lack of options to students. We think tuition payers and those paying fees deserve compensation. 

TOP PLAINTIFF RIGHTS FIRM

Hagens Berman is one of the most successful consumer litigation law firms in the U.S. and has achieved more than $260 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.

NO COST TO YOU

There is no cost or fee whatsoever involved in joining this case. In the event Hagens Berman or any other firm obtains a settlement that provides benefits to class members, the court will decide a reasonable fee to be awarded to the class' legal team. In no case will any class member ever be asked to pay any out-of-pocket sum.

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