BOSTON (CBS) – Northeastern University will give a partial refund to 11 freshmen who were dismissed for the fall semester after they were caught partying in a dorm room at the Westin Hotel in violation of social distancing rules.

The university initially said it would not refund the entire $36,500 cost of the fall program.

But on Thursday, Northeastern said it will credit the fall tuition portion – $27,760 – because the violation occurred before classes started. That amount will be credited toward the spring semester.

The 11 students will not get their room and board portion back though. That’s $8,740 per student.

An attorney who represents two of the students’ families told WBZ-TV the university’s response is still not acceptable.

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