“We are in a strange circumstance where colleges and universities have been selling us the idea that the university is an immersive experience: you have to be all inside, on campus… and we have shed all that ”, Beth Ake rs, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a conservative think tank, told Yahoo Finance's On The Move (video above). "And students pay exactly the same price, and many pay more."
Rose, a 21-year-old San Francisco State University student, expressed frustration at paying "like an additional $ 200 for facilities that cannot be used as the health center" and for other unavailable services.
"It sucks," Rose said about her last year being remote, "I also understand that the pandemic has changed things, and that in itself is out of SFSU's hands, it's just not true that we have to pay more for the same poor education we have always received. "
Hafeezat Bishi, a 20-year-old student at Temple University, told Yahoo Finance that she is already feeling "a bit drained" after a week of online classes and a remote internship while stuck on campus from her room.
“For me, someone who is only here on campus but who attends classes completely online, I'm not getting a 'college experience,'” said Bishi, a communication and social influence student. "I will get a diet version and should not pay full tuition for a diet college experience."
A 20-year-old Resident Assistant (RA) at the University of Michigan claimed that the school increased its tuition by nearly $ 2,000 even though its classes were online, in addition to a "COVID fee" of $ 50 for basic face masks, a small bottle of hand sanitizer, and a plastic thermometer.
"My family hurts because we pay everything out of pocket," the pre-med student, who asked to remain anonymous, told Yahoo Finance. “I feel so guilty asking my mom to pay this after her work hours were cut.”
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