Johns Hopkins University Tuition Refund Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

Johns Hopkins University will be paying up to $6.6 million to settle a class action about its switch to remote learning in March 2020. The complaint alleged that the university breached the terms of its contracts with students when it stopped offering on-campus and in-person classes, services, and facilities due to the Covid-19 pandemic and claims it should therefore make partial refunds of the tuition and fees students had paid for the semester.

Docket Number:


Company: Johns Hopkins University

Filing Deadline: January 1, 2100

Objection Deadline: March 18, 2023

Exclusion Deadline: March 18, 2023

Final Approval Hearing: April 17, 2023

Proof of Purchase:

You do not need to provide proof.


You may be eligible if you were a student for the Spring 2020 semester at Johns Hopkins and you paid tuition and/or fees for in-person educational services, and your tuition and fees have not been refunded.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Proportionate share of the net settlement fund, with the amount depending on how much you paid in tuition and fees for in-person education for the Spring 2020 semester. Payments to be considered include out-of-pocket payments and payments from student loans, but do not include scholarships from Johns Hopkins.

Total Settlement Amount: Up to $6,600,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:


Law Firms:
Francis & Mailman PC
Law Office of Courtney Weiner, PLLC

Case Name: Elena Botts v. Johns Hopkins University

Settlement Website: JHU Spring 2020 Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
JND Legal Administration

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Elena Botts v. Johns Hopkins University
c/o JND Legal Administration
PO Box 91379
Seattle, WA 98111

Tags: Covid-19 Related, Education, Failure To Pay For Refund, Tuition