Saturday, April 4, 2020

No Tuition Reduction in Spring

From the San Francisco Chronicle:

...The University of California and California State University systems will not offer tuition reductions for the spring term, according to spokespersons. They are giving pro-rated refunds for housing and dining services..., because most students left campus for the rest of the school year.

...UC Berkeley students launched a petition of their own, gathering nearly 2,400 signatures. That petition noted the University of Maryland board of regents unanimously voted in favor of partial refunds of spring fees, in the wake of coronavirus safety measures. But the UC system has avoided a similar move, to the dismay of students such as Bradley Devlin. Devlin, a senior from Yorba Linda (Orange County) majoring in political economics, returned home to help his dad run his small business during the coronavirus crisis. Devlin pointed to the on-campus resources and professor visits not available to students the rest of the spring semester. “You’re not getting the full value of these services you’re accustomed to,” he said in a phone interview.

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