ELON UNIVERSITY: Refund Tuition and Fees in the Event of Remote Learning

ELON UNIVERSITY: Refund Tuition and Fees in the Event of Remote Learning

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Mira Sanderson started this petition to Elon University

Elon University recently released the 2020-2021 academic year billing statement for the Fall of 2020 and with that statement, the university states that the amount of tuition and fees for the 2020-2021 academic year has been set regardless of the method of instruction and WILL NOT be refunded in the event instruction occurs remotely for any part of the 2020-2021 academic year.
While Elon University has vowed to put their students and in person instruction as first priority, they are neglecting to provide financial compensation in the event that COVID-19 requires the university to close and move our classes online. This petition asks Elon University to reconsider and to amend this policy in order to provide refunds as they did last semester.

Why should you sign?
Elon University’s tuition and fees for the 2020-2021 academic year is set at $54,562 with the intention of having in-person classes and on campus housing. In the event that the severity of COVID-19 causes universities, specifically Elon University, to rely on remote learning and close down their campus, the money that students paid for, with the understanding that the university would stay open and continue on campus learning, will not be refunded. Students and their families will be left without an important sum of money that was promised under the pretenses that there would be on campus housing and in person classes.

COVID-19 is not going anywhere and it is an unfortunate reality that the 2020-2021 academic year may be moved online and that the university will be forced to close. With that being said, since COVID-19 has already caused many financial burdens, it is only right for the university to provide refunds to their students in the event that learning modifications are needed to be made.

*This petition was inspired by the Change.org petition titled “UNC System: Refund Housing in 2020-2021 If You Kick Us Out” by Laura Comino

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