Students sue Mills College over merger
A class-action lawsuit was filed on behalf of 800 students against Mills College for allegedly illegally misleading them about the upcoming merger with Northeastern University, costing them money and delaying their education.
The college is set to merge with Boston-based Northeastern University on July 1.
As reported by the San Francisco Chronicle, students say the college encouraged students to remain enrolled, and failed to tell them until later that the last time to graduate with a Mills degree would be in 2022, not 2023 as announced, and that once Northeastern took over, many degree programs would be eliminated. They say that as a result, they missed deadlines to transfer to other colleges. They are seeking unspecified monetary compensation.
A Mills spokesperson told the Chronicle that the college’s lawyers have not yet reviewed the lawsuit.