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Lawsuit Filed Against ABOR Over Unrefunded Housing Fees

A class action lawsuit has been filed against the Arizona Board of Regents after the three public universities it oversees have refused to provide refunds to its students for room, board and fees. 

It claims students have been either encouraged or told to go home as the campuses closed, leaving many rooms paid for but unused.

Arizona State University, University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University are all named in this lawsuit in an attempt to get housing costs back to students for the 2020 spring semester. All three have shifted classes online due to the coronavirus.

Only UA has offered any money in the form of a 10% to 20% discount on future housing costs. Most students moved out in March, and the lawsuit is seeking refunds for the unused services.

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Jill Ryan joined KJZZ in 2020 as a morning reporter, and she is currently a field correspondent and Morning Edition producer.