If you paid out of state tuition at a State University of New York (SUNY) school but met certain other criteria, you may be entitled to a partial tuition refund as part of a class action settlement award worth up to $30,000 or more…
In Strum v. SUNY, Plaintiffs were residents of New Jersey and paid the non-resident tuition rate when they attended Binghamton University. But Plaintiffs argue that SUNY should have charged them the resident tuition rate (also called the “in-state” rate) because they met certain requirements under the law for students who graduated from New York high schools as they did.
Those requirements include attending a New York high school for two or more years and applying for attendance at SUNY within five years of graduating from a New York high school OR attending a New York state GED program and applying for attendance at SUNY within five years of receiving a GED.
The schools at issue in the settlement are:
College of Environmental Science and Forestry
College of Optometry
Stony Brook University
University at Albany
University at Buffalo
Upstate Medical University
Buffalo State College
Empire State College
State University of New York at Geneseo
State University of New York at New Paltz
State University of New York at Oswego
State University of New York at Potsdam
SUNY College at Oneonta
The College at Brockport
The College at Old Westbury
Alfred State College
Farmingdale State College
Morrisville State College
SUNY Institute of Technology
The settlement will refund the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition paid. This amount could exceed $30,000.
The exact amount of the tuition refund will depend on several factors including how much the claimaint paid in tuition.
Click here to see if you qualify for this settlement and fill out a claim form. It’s your money, what are you waiting for?!