Rutgers Tuition Fee Refund Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

Closed Settlement Statement:

According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.

Case Summary:

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is spending $5 million to settle a class action alleging that it should offer partial refunds for the Spring 2020 semester. The campus closed in March 2020, in accordance with New Jersey state mandates, and the school switched to remote learning. The complaint alleged that it should offer refunds to those who paid for on-campus tuition and fees.

Docket Number:


Company: Rutgers University

Filing Deadline: January 1, 2100

Objection Deadline: January 7, 2022

Exclusion Deadline: January 7, 2022

Final Approval Hearing: January 28, 2022

Proof of Purchase:

You do not need to do anything to receive a payment.


You may be eligible if you paid Rutgers Spring 2020 semester fees of any type or amount, unless you have already received such refunds.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Benefits are estimated at $50 to $70 per student. Active students will receive automatic credits on the next tuition or fee bill issued to them after the settlement is final. Inactive students will receive shares by a check sent to their last known mailing address or by electronic means if they fill out an Election Form at the website by January 7, 2022. Class members may also choose to donate their share of the settlement at the website to the Rutgers Covid-19 Dean of Students Emergency Fund.

Total Settlement Amount: $5 million

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:


Law Firms:
Bursor & Fisher
Carella Byrne Cecchi Olstein Brody & Agnello
Hagens Berman

Claim Form: Rutgers Student Fee Settlement Election Form

Case Name: Rocchio, et al. v. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Settlement Website: Rutgers Student Fee Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
JND Legal Administration

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Rutgers Student Fee Settlement
c/o JND Legal Administration
PO Box 91345
Seattle, WA 98111

Tags: Charges for Service Not Received, Covid-19 Related, Education, Tuition