College Agrees to $1.25 Million Deal to End Covid Tuition Suit

March 4, 2021, 7:46 PM

Southern New Hampshire University has agreed to pay $1.25 million to resolve a class action in federal court by students demanding refunds after the school canceled in-person classes last spring because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Would-be class representative Briana Wright, who claims the shift to online courses amounted to breach of contract, asked the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire for preliminary approval of the proposed settlement on Wednesday.

The deal appears to be among the first to be reached in a sea of hundreds of lawsuits filed by students against colleges and universities in federal court ...

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