Students from the University of Oregon 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.

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Circuit Court of the State of Oregon for the County of Multnomah
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The University of Oregon
The University of Oregon Board of Trustees
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The University of Oregon 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, the University of Oregon continued charging tuition  $4,986 to $9,745 for residents and $8,937 to $13,487 for nonresidents.

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

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


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