UIUC Tuition Refund

UIUC Tuition Refund

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Elizabeth Karlovics started this petition to Chancellor Robert C. Jones and

Please sign this tuition to ask UIUC for a partial refund of the Spring 2020 semester.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is promoting social distancing through implementation of online courses for the rest the Spring 2020 semester. They are taking the proper action against the spread of COVID-19, and are really trying their best to provide for all the students in all of their different circumstances, such as keeping the dorm open, and food services available.

However, many of our acclaimed facilities we pay a large some of money for, are being shut down to stop the spread. We lose the value of education we pay so heavily for, while UIUC is able to save money of operation and maintenance of the facilities. RSOs, sports and recreation, hands-on instruction, in person office hours, libraries, room reservations, borrowing of equipment, studio use, and much more. Students even use the money from working at these facilities to pay for their tuition. 

Many schools around the country are faced in the dilemma of how to properly address this very strange situation that fell at our feet in the terms of COVID-19, and I feel proud to say that UIUC has been making the best decisions that they can about this current unraveling situation.

Nonetheless, they will be saving money by providing classes online, and shutting down facilities. These facilities should be handled in the manner they are, but the savings should be passed down to the students, as they already pay so much for tuition. 

Please sign this petition to ask UIUC to refund some of the costs of tuition.

A link to where UIUC gets its money from, and what the money goes to: https://www.uillinois.edu/about/budget

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