2 Students Sue ISU Over Fee Refunds During Pandemic

From reporter Ryan Denham: Two freshmen have filed a lawsuit claiming ISU did not refund enough of their mandatory student fees after shifting to online-only classes because of COVID-19.

Bailey Thiele and Jack Moylan are seeking class-action status for their federal lawsuit. They argue ISU’s partial student-fee refund of $12 dollars per credit hour was “woefully inadequate” because campus was essentially closed to students for nine of the semester’s 16 weeks. They each paid over a thousand dollars in fees.

Those fees support a wide range of campus activities, including the Bone Student Center and Student Fitness Center. Many of those — but not all — became unavailable when COVID-19 hit.

The lawsuit remains pending.