Reimburse Students at The University of Mississippi for Discontinued Services!

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Reimburse Students at The University of Mississippi for Discontinued Services!

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Shayden Smith started this petition to Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. Alfred Rankins Jr. and

In response to the circumstances and recent events surrounding the SARS-CoV-2 virus, The University of Mississippi has closed all 17 of its on-campus residential halls and student apartments. This requires that all students leave their on campus residence and remotely participate in their classes from home.

As a result of this change, students have been displaced and can no longer utilize the meal plans that they have bought and paid as much as $1,985 for. Because of this, many students are now incurring additional living expenses for food, housing, and so much more that they would otherwise not have to pay. These expenses come on top of the overpriced rooms that students have paid for but can no longer occupy. (Between $2,675 and $3,613 each semester). 

Ultimately the leaders at our university have failed to consider just how much these changes have affected the students that pay to keep our institution running! They have failed to acknowledge that most parents and students have taken out loans to pay for the services that they are no longer able to take advantage of!

With that said, we demand that refunds be issued for services that have been discontinued!

After all, students and the Department of Student Housing have entered into a contract in which the students have upheld by paying for the services they were promised. Now it is time that the department upholds its end by offering reimbursements for the services they choose to no longer provide!

Sign this petition today to show your support for this cause, as it is only fair and just that The University of Mississippi honors these simple requests. 

*At least 50% of housing and dining should be reimbursed (63/125 days)

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