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Students say University of Minnesota shortchanged refunds

Students say University of Minnesota shortchanged refunds

KAAL-TV
Created: March 31, 2020 03:44 PM

MINNEAPOLIS - Students, regents and some state lawmakers have criticized the University of Minnesota for shortchanging students with a refund of only $1,200 for room and board after having to move off campus because of the coronavirus pandemic. A semester roughly costs a student more than $5,000 for a combination of student housing and meal plans.

The Star Tribune reported students have filed petitions and State Rep. Pat Garofalo is drafting a bill that would require Minnesota colleges and universities to refund 90% of students’ unused room and board expenses.  Garofalo acknowledged colleges and universities may be in a budget bind, but said it's wrong for them to place the burden on their students.

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3/31/2020 3:33:47 PM (GMT -5:00)

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