D.C. Federal Judge Dismisses Tuition Reimbursement Action Against University
March 25, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A District of Columbia federal judge has dismissed a COVID-19 tuition reimbursement action against The George Washington University, finding the college did not make a contractual promise to provide in-person instruction.
In a March 24 order, Judge Richard Leon of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia found that while GW’s documents reference on-campus experiences and distinguish between on-campus and online instruction, plaintiffs failed to identify language amounting to a promise for in-person instruction.
“Materials touting the vitality of the campus experience certainly create an expectancy for on-campus education, but do not definitively promise …