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Mandatory meal plan spurs student lawsuit

Andy Williams   ||   Aug 30, 2010  ||   ,

Three Auburn University students aren’t thrilled with the school’s mandatory meal plan. They’re so “not thrilled” that they’ve filed suit against the university, claiming the plan violates restraint of trade and Alabama law.

The lawsuit claims that the University’s policy to charge a mandatory dining fee in addition to the cost of tuition is unfair.

Beginning with the class of 2012, which started in August 2008, the dining plan was made mandatory. Those who live on campus are charged $995 per semester, while off-campus students pay $300, both in addition to the cost of tuition.

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