Wayne State University, Michigan State University, and the University of Michigan have received class-action lawsuits from their students. All lawsuits were filed in the Michigan Court of Claims this week.
The tensions have been rising for a while now since the declared stay-at-home order forced the students to leave their campuses and transition to remote education. Despite that, they still have to pay for offline expenses like room and meal plans, or face-to-face instructions with professors, The Detroit News reports.
Therefore, the plaintiffs demand adequate refunds for tuition and other fees.
Michigan State University already released a statement in its defense, saying that it invested “in new hardware, software, 24/7 IT and help desk services and new course materials” for the online studies.