Why displaced college students are suing their schools

The shift online comes with its own set of expenses, Richard Arum, dean of the School of Education at the University of California, Irvine, told CNBC. Colleges and universities are, of course, continuing to pay faculty salaries and have had to upgrade software and other technology, Arum said. “The cost of providing instruction has not decreased, if anything there is an added cost to moving instruction online,” he told CNBC.