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Emerson Student Lands in Hot Water for Offering Dorm Room on Airbnb

A student at Emerson College in Boston could face a disciplinary hearing for renting out his dorm room to tourists through Airbnb.

Jack Worth put his downtown Boston dorm residence up on the apartment-sharing website — and snagged a few paying guests — before both the school and website came down on him for violating his dorm rules and the Airbnb terms of service.

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"An attempt by any student to sublet their Emerson residence hall room would be in clear violation of the College's Residence Hall policies," read a statement from Emerson sent to NBC News via email. The college declined to comment on Worth's case specifically, citing privacy regulations.

Worth now could face a disciplinary hearing, although what punishment (if any) may follow is up to the administrators at the school.

Depending on where someone lives, subletting rooms and apartments via the service may also violate leases or homeowner's association rules, and Airbnb prohibits renting out places where the law doesn't allow it.

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"We ask every host to follow their local rules and regulations," an Airbnb representative told NBC News.

Worth's listing was taken down at the request of Emerson. An Airbnb spokesman confirmed to NBC News on Wednesday that the company refunded Worth the $150 automatic charge he incurred for canceling on guests who had already booked the room, as first reported by The Boston Globe.

NBC News attempted to contact Worth, but did not receive a reply.