Refund Students at IADNEC

Refund Students at IADNEC

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Abby Francis started this petition to Institute of art and Design at New england College

COVID-19 is rapidly spreading across the world. Because of this, everyone's lives have changed in a drastic way- including us college students at IADNEC. Millions of people have been laid off and kicked out of the dorm rooms with nowhere else to go.

At IADNEC, we require studios for our work. Without these workspaces and expensive equipment, a lot of us are left to struggle in our new online learning environment. The sheer mountains of work to catch up, full-time caregiving of family, financial barriers to education, distracting home lives, are all challenging to handle in this stressful time. Without a doubt, our quality of education is lessened across the board. Some students aren't even able to continue learning the major that they came to this school to study for.

Here's the deal. While we respect the partial refund of our room and board, it's not enough. Many students have a hard enough time affording college as-is, and now we're being forced out of the rooms, with only a financial credit to compensate. We should be getting real money refunded. Not only do many students need the money now, but this cash credit glosses over a huge portion of those not returning next semester.

Cash credit is a bare minimum. It is a selfish, snide attempt to appease the students. We need real refunds, now.

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