Students sue universities in North Carolina for tuition

Students on UNCW campus on May 1, 2019. (Photo: WWAY)

RALEIGH, NC (The News & Observer) — College students in North Carolina are suing universities in hopes of getting reimbursements for tuition and fees after campuses shut down and moved classes online during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Raleigh News & Observer reported Tuesday that the institutions that are being sued include schools in the University of North Carolina system as well as East Carolina University.

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Students say in the lawsuits that universities made the right decision to shutdown classes. But they claim that they were deprived of a college experience that includes in-person instruction, access to campus facilities and student activities.