Students registering for fall classes this summer at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will see a 30-percent increase in the number of online classes, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel — but the convenience comes with a price: as much as $275 per course on top of regular tuition. University officials say the increase is part of a strategy to boost enrollment and revenue by meeting a growing demand for the online format, which appeals to students who commute, work full time, or have families. But the move is also a way for UWM to pass more of its costs to students at a time when it faces a $20 million budget cut over the next two years that will be only partially offset by a tuition increase. The trend toward online courses raises two key questions at a time when UWM students are registering for fall classes: Will the shift in scheduling mean more local students have to take the pricier online courses, and where does the money raised by the online fees go?

Click here for the full story

About the Author:

eSchool News


Add your opinion to the discussion.