Topic

Tuition Reimbursement

4 petitions

Update posted 21 hours ago

Petition to Irvine Company

Irvine Company Early Lease Termination

With the recent COVID-19 outbreak and measures implemented to reduce transmission rates, many lives are affected, specifically University of California, Irvine (UCI) students. UCI has currently compensated students who live in all UCI affiliated housing by providing them with full refunds and flexible lease cancellations. Other housing companies like Irvine Company, however, have not accommodated its tenants (most of which are UCI students) during the COVID-19 crisis.  UCI students have been strongly encouraged by Chancellor Howard Gilman to return to their off-campus residences and, if possible, stay home during the Spring quarter. Additionally, California governor, Gavin Newsom, has ordered individuals to stay home, resulting in many students attempting to go home and be with their families at this time. The current options that Irvine Company tenants have are the following: Early Lease Termination Fee:  Tenants pay 2x their cost of rent in order to end their lease early. Tenant must give a 30 day notice to Irvine Company. Irvine Company finds replacement tenants:  Irvine Company finds replacement tenants. This requires tenants to (1) move out immediately. (2) Tenants continue to pay rent until Irvine Company finds replacement tenants. Tenants find their own replacement tenants: Tenants continue their lease until they find tenants who can replace them on the lease. We have made this petition because we believe that something should be done for UCI students who live in off-campus housing. While we each signed contracts agreeing that we would pay rent until the lease ends, we did not foresee the events caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. More specifically, COVID-19 has affected the economy causing students to lose their jobs and be unable to afford rent or high-priced lease termination fees.  We are asking for your signature so that Irvine Company will lower their lease termination fee to accommodate students in light of current events.  Thank you for supporting this cause.      

J S
3,228 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Andrew M. Cuomo, Charles E. Schumer, Elizabeth Warren, Department of Education, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives

Fight to Support Stimulus, Tuition Waiver, & Spring Fee Refunds for ALL College Affiliates

Thank you for taking the time to sign this petition. Below is a list of current proposals for a higher education stimulus. Please consider sharing and resharing with the information below to help get the message out! In addition, please share the reason you need this aid and stimulus package. - A freeze on all student loan interest (approved) - Optional 60-day deferment (approved) - $1,500 to students forced off campus - Emergency aid to students struggling to pay for food, housing, transportation, and child care - Title IV requirement flexibility for students who fall below academic-progress requirements during the crisis - Federal assistance to help colleges and students stay afloat while doors are closed and the institution transitions to online learning - Federal assistance to research labs so they can stay open and pay employees while research is suspended. - $10,000 waiver towards all outstanding student loan debt We propose adding: - Reimbursement for Spring 2020 student fees (supported by fed assistance provided by the government). - Partial tuition waivers for Spring 2020 (supported by fed assistance provided by the government). ---- In response to why College Students need Aid: The novel Coronavirus (CoVid-19) is affecting millions across our nation. As the Senate works to send aid to businesses, families, and individuals affected by the pandemic, many students in higher education will be left behind. CoVid-19 has forced students to leave campus, endure unforeseen travel expenses, increase household and individual costs, relinquish internship appointments, and lose valuable networking opportunities. While no university can be held responsible for the drastic measures necessary to protect the nation during this public health crisis, it has nonetheless generated logistical, academic, and economic consequences for millions of students. The departure from traditional scholastic institutions has impacted housing, field placement requirements, career opportunities, and even graduation eligibility, with no date in-sight as to when a sense of normalcy will return. Many students will have no tax filings to secure government aid, cannot access many university services, and may not attain jobs and internships this May due to the economic repercussions. This tragedy has created material disparities and immeasurable barriers for students that will be felt months after the nation recovers. We are asking for immediate assistance at the institutional level through retroactive reduction of Spring 2020 tuition and the reversal of Spring 2020 Fees intended to cover health, research, gym, locker, printing, and other services that are no longer accessible due to the novel Coronavirus. Additionally, we are asking for governmental assistance in the form of partial tuition forgiveness for Spring 2020 and stimulus checks to university students, whether or not students have filed taxes.

Anna Laura McKowen
99 supporters