Students are turning a critical eye to full tuition prices when they feel they're paying for on-campus experiences that aren't possible during mandatory online learning

Is full tuition worth it during COVID-19?


Students are turning a critical eye to full tuition prices when they feel they're paying for on-campus experiences that aren't possible during mandatory online learning

Schools and colleges in the United States have been severely challenged to deliver classes online during the COVID-19 crisis. While many teachers and schools have heroically adjusted to provide meaningful education, our rapidly-deployed remote learning solution still feels like a stopgap. Students, parents, and teachers have questioned the quality and value of the education they have been getting or giving since March, begging the question: is full tuition fair?

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How bad could it get, in education? Analysts speculate that some portion of continuing college student population (perhaps as high as 20-30 percent) may opt out of fall classes. Worse still, for administrators, some students are questioning whether they should be paying full tuition when their school goes virtual, if they are not satisfied with temporary online learning and miss the many other benefits that campus life provides.

As education consumers, it feels like we rented a luxury car, but when we showed up to the rental place, we were given… a lesser car. And we are probably right to be frustrated.

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