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Any CDN universities lowering tuition since they switched to online classes?

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Any CDN universities lowering tuition since they switched to online classes?

By the looks of it, Harvard, Stanford and many other US universities will not decreasing their tuition for the summer of 2020, even though all classes have been moved online and there's much less overhead for the university to deal with.

Was just wondering what their Canadian counterparts have done, so far not a beep from the UoM or UoW.
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Online classes have always been the same price as their in-class counterparts at York University. The difficulty with online is maintaining focus and not falling behind as there is no weekly class to go to.

But as to why the price isn’t lower, a prof still needs to be paid to teach. All admin still has to perform their jobs to get the class going. Only difference is instead of going into campus in a lecture hall, you learn it at home. It would be nice if they did lower the price during covid though.
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moulamou wrote: Online classes have always been the same price as their in-class counterparts at York University. The difficulty with online is maintaining focus and not falling behind as there is no weekly class to go to.

But as to why the price isn’t lower, a prof still needs to be paid to teach. All admin still has to perform their jobs to get the class going. Only difference is instead of going into campus in a lecture hall, you learn it at home. It would be nice if they did lower the price during covid though.
But there's less overhead (utilities, cafeteria workers, security, cleaning personnel....etc.) While professors are still being paid, the aforementioned expenses should still be significant enough to lower down tuition by single digits, if not double digit percentiles.
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Post-secondary institutes generally have a lot of expenses, that may not be so visible.

Haven't heard anything about lowering tuition, but a lot of colleges and universities are offering emergency financial help & bursaries to help out students. Also, from what I've heard, a lot of on-campus jobs will continue, but would be switched to virtual work.
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Those are private universities with an average yearly tuition of $45k-$67k USD. Canada's schools are very poor compared to these Ivy League schools.
You will get a slice of pizza (at least 3 toppings) and a soft drink of your choice when the regular year resumes.

https://www.universityaffairs.ca/news/n ... versities/
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I'm definitely more curious if any MBA programs have waived the GMAT or GRE requirement.
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Their revenue will be dropping by a lot more than their expenses especially if this continues into the fall. If we discovered a Vaccine next month the drop in Foreign students for this September would still be dramatic. This alone will cause a financial crisis at many Canadian schools.

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