Partially Refund Vanderbilt Students' Tuition for Spring Semester

Partially Refund Vanderbilt Students' Tuition for Spring Semester

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Vanderbilt University students are entitled to a partial tuition refund for our spring semester. Face-to-face classes have been suspended for the entire semester and on-campus students have been mandated to return home. We are no longer able to benefit from many of the programs and services that we have paid for this semester. Without a partial refund, Vanderbilt students would be expected to pay for student services and activities (ex. the Vanderbilt Recreation center, student health, libraries), resource complexes, and other resources that we receive no benefits from unless we are physically present on campus. Consequently, the costs of maintaining these initiatives and services have decreased significantly as there are hardly any remaining individuals left to accommodate. The partial refund should also apply to students who were studying abroad this semester and are now taking their classes online as these students paid study abroad tuition directly to Vanderbilt and, similarly, can no longer use on-site services. In short, since Vanderbilt students are currently paying for numerous services that we are not able to benefit from away from campus and are taking our classes online, we are entitled to a partial tuition refund. As an institution that prides itself on financial inclusivity and prioritizing its students' needs, we hope that Vanderbilt University empathizes with and fulfills our request.

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