University of California, state college systems ‘profiting from this pandemic,’ student lawsuits claim

Across California, students are seeking to recoup money paid for a higher education that has been dramatically transformed by the pandemic. Campuses have been mostly shut down, and courses moved online, leading college students to claim they’re not getting what they paid for. As of Tuesday, a petition to the U.S. Department of Education started by a UC Irvine student seeking “fair refunds” for college and university students affected by the coronavirus outbreak had gathered nearly 8,000 signatures.