Johns Hopkins U student files lawsuit seeking cheaper online tuition rate amid COVID-19 closures

Posted at 1:04 PM, Jun 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-10 13:04:49-04

BALTIMORE — Attorney's for a Johns Hopkins University student have filed a class action lawsuit against the school, in hopes of receiving tuition reimbursement.

Elena Botts claims she payed the full tuition amount of $26,000 for the Spring 2020 semester, yet she says only online classes have been offered since March 10, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Her lawyers argue Johns Hopkins typically charges far less for online education than in person.

Botts alleges that as result she hasn't received any of the educational services, access to facilities, or other opportunities such has networking associated with living and attending on campus classes.

The lawsuit asks a judge to order the university to at least refund Botts the cost differential between online and in-person classes.