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I am sorry to hear about your son's difficult situation.
If UNF is refusing to change their decision, then a lawsuit will have to be filed against UNF. However, there are two things your son must do before filing the lawsuit. First, he must look at the rules which UNF had in place at the time your son entered as a student. If there was no requirement of a 3.0 average in order to graduate, then he might be able to win on those grounds. If, however, the rule was already in place at the time he entered the Master's Program, then UNF will argue that by entering the MBA Program, he accepted the Academic requirements for graduation.
If the requirement of a 3.0 average was in place when he entered the MBA Program, but UNF only selectively enforced it by imposing the requirement on only some students, but exempting other students from this requirement, then your son would sue on those grounds,IF I HAVE NOT FULLY ANSWERED YOUR QUESTION, PLEASE USE THE "REPLY" BUTTON TO LET ME KNOW AND I WILL BE GLAD TO EXPLAIN FURTHER,
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I am a mother of two daughters of college age, so believe me when I tell you that I truly understand your frustration.
1. If your son is no longer a minor, then any lawsuit would have to be instituted by your son because he is the affected student. I understand your position implicitly because we, as parents, have a lot at stake because of the large financial commitment we make towards our children's education. However, you would not have standing to sue,
2. If the requirement that a student have a 3.0 average in order to graduate was in place at the time he started, then by entering the MBA program, he accepted all the terms, conditions, and requirements for graduation established by UNF. If UNF will not waive this requirement, it would be a wasting money to file a lawsuit because UNF can successfully argue that they established these requirements, they were in force when your son entered their MBA Program, by entering the MBA Program, all students are deemed to accept the requirements, and if they do not meet the requirements, they are not eligible for graduation.
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