How College Enrollment Contracts Limit Students’ Rights

Publication date: 
April, 2016
Source(s): 
The Century Foundation

How College Enrollment Contracts Limit Students’ Rights

This report examines the use of enrollment contracts by various colleges—specifically, those provisions that restrict the ways in which students and former students can seek any redress of grievances against these institutions, should they feel the need.

It presents the results of a survey of postsecondary institutions, illustrating the basic types of restrictive provisions most frequently employed, the specific language typically used, the various agreements in which these restrictive provisions appear, and the sorts of schools that often have such contractual agreements.

The report concludes with recommendations to address this insidious practice, followed by a table listing the data for each institution studied...

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