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Petition calls for SDSU tuition and campus fee partial refund

Posted at 6:07 AM, Sep 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-17 09:07:03-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- An online petition is growing among San Diego State University students who feel they should be partially reimbursed for tuition and other campus fees because of the pandemic.

SDSU senior Kelsey Santin created the petition on Monday night. Since then, the petition has received over 3,000 signatures.

Santin argues that since the way of learning has changed, so should the amount they have to pay. She also says they're paying for campus fees for services they aren't able to access on campus.

SDSU started the school year with limited in-person classes and returned to all online learning after hundreds of students tested positive for COVID-19.

ABC 10News reached out to SDSU for comment and a spokesperson referred us to the CSU System. A spokesperson from CSU says the money for tuition covers instruction, which students are still receiving online.

Campus-based mandatory fees for things like the health center and advising are still available in a virtual format.

Other mandatory fees, the spokesperson says, are fees that fund facilities that are often of a result of student referendums voted and approved by students, for things like construction or renovation of a facility.

Still, students argue, they should be reimbursed some of their money, since the learning isn't the same as to what it was before the pandemic.

To read the full petition click here.