The student also uses the letter to explain to the university's adminstration why refunding his tuition would actually benefit the law school as well, writing, "On the one hand, I will be free to return to the teaching career I left to come here. I'll be able to provide for my family without the crushing weight of my law school loans."
"On the other hand, this will help BC Law go up in the rankings, since you will not have to report my unemployment at graduation to US News," he wrote.
U.S. News and World Report releases rankings of universities and also data on the debt students have acquired by the time they graduate. According to the report, the average indebtedness of 2009 graduates from Boston College was $96,806, with 83 percent of the graduating class in debt.
The student suggests in his letter that if his tuition is returned the institution will get "better US News rankings" that will help the school "far more than having yet another disgruntled and unemployed alumnus."
It is not yet known whether the university is willing to compromise with the student on any of his requests, but in a section on the school's website addressing tuition refunds, the policy reads, "No tuition will be refunded after the fifth week of classes."