Some university students believe tuition should be reduced for online learning

May 15, 2020

With some institutions offering most or all of their educational programs online this fall, some university students are arguing that they should not have to pay full tuition. Law student Catherine Litinsky argued that if universities continue with online delivery there should “absolutely” be some sort of tuition cut, “especially if we’re losing [access] to resources in the law faculty to something like our library.” While reluctant to suggest a sweeping reduction in tuition, University of Waterloo professor James Skidmore noted that there may be some more hands-on programs where some fees could be waived or adjusted. Skidmore added that differences in student access to online learning as issues that will need to be addressed. Global News (National)