GOP congressman to colleges kicking students out of dorms: Refund their money
- A Texas congressman is urging colleges to issue refunds to students forced to move out of campus housing.
- Rep. Lance Gooden compared the situation to canceling a hotel reservation, saying that hotels would refund customers money if they cancel their stay.
Rep. Lance Gooden (R-Texas) is calling on colleges around the country to issue refunds to students forced to move out of their dorms due to the coronavirus outbreak.
As Campus Reform has reported, a number of colleges around the country have not only moved classes for the remainder of the semester online but have also told students who live on campus to move out, even though they are paying for housing and food through the end of the spring term. Gooden said that colleges have an obligation to give these students their money back.