Recent SMU Graduate Sues University Seeking Partial Tuition Refund After Classes Moved Online

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A recent SMU graduate and former football player is suing the university, seeking a partial refund after classes this spring semester were moved online.

Luke Hogan’s attorneys are seeking to represent thousands of students like him in a class action lawsuit.

“At its core it’s so simple,” said attorney Jeff Williams. “It’s ‘did you get what you paid for?’ And I think the answer is a clear, ‘no’.”

But when COVID-19 hit North Texas in March, SMU, like every other college campus in the area shut down, transitioning classes to online.

SMU credited students for housing, dining and parking, but not tuition.

For Hogan, that came out to $25,000 for the spring semester.

Colleges across the country are facing similar lawsuits.

More to come.


CBS Dallas / Fort Worth