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NYC college students demand money back for 'subpar' online classes - New York Post

Angry college students and parents are demanding their money back for “subpar” online learning, at the same time universities want commitments, and money, for a fall semester that may not occur on campus.

Florida mom Christina Rynasko claims in a new lawsuit against New York University that her daughter, Emily, a musical theater major, is not getting what she paid for from the online classes convened after the campus shuttered in March because of the coronavirus outbreak.

“The online learning options being offered to NYU students are subpar in practically every aspect, from the lack of facilities, materials, and access to faculty. Students have been deprived of the opportunity for collaborative learning and in-person dialogue, feedback, and critique,” the federal class action suit filed last month alleges.

Rynasko, who paid $36,000 in tuition for the spring semester, is seeking a prorated refund.

A university spokesman called the suit “unwarranted and ill-advised.”

The university did give partial refunds for housing and meals and some select school- and course-based fees.

Students have filed lawsuits against Columbia, Pace University and Long Island University seeking a return of tuition money.

NYU freshman Lily Greenberg, 19, of Teaneck, N.J. also believes NYU  should refund half the tuition she is paying while in-person classes are suspended.

“It’s not the same college experience,” she said. “The reason we pay so much is to get the resources that NYU provides. All of that is extremely limited when we’re at  home.”

Teachers have had to alter classes, said Greenberg, an educational theater major. A “scene” class involving acting partners is now a remote “monologue class.”

NYU sophomore Matthew Harnick, 19, gathered more than 11,000 signatures on an online petition demanding a partial tuition refund.



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