WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A Purdue student is suing the university for "unfair reimbursement" after classes were moved online.
Senior Zachary Church is studying Aerospace Engineering. According to the class-action lawsuit document, he claims he paid $2,050 for his spring semester classes. However, the school is only offering a $750 credit back to student accounts.
Church argues online school is nowhere near the value of getting an in-class education. And, since students were forced to do remote learning, he believes they deserve more money back.
We reached out to Purdue for comment and the university's Director of Public Information, Tim Doty and he gave us this statement.
"It was sadly predictable that some plaintiff's lawyer would attempt to profit from this unprecedented public health crisis that's affected us all. The suit is baseless and has no chance of ultimate success. In the meantime, it will be one more minor difficulty among all those we're currently wrestling with."
We also reached out to Church's lawyers, who disagree and say his actions are "heroic" because he's fighting for every student's rights.