Petition for Florida International University to Waive Summer 2020 Fees

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The President of Florida International University, President Mark B. Rosenberg, has recently announced the continuation of remote-learning through the summer sessions, which begin on May 11th, 2020, and end on July 31st, 2020. Although all summer classes have officially transitioned to remote interface, students are still being charged an additional $90 fee for each online class that has not been affected by the transition. 

The $90 Distance Learning Fee is an additional charge per online class due to the convenience of taking classes remotely. However, since all courses are required to be online for the summer term, the $90 Distance Learning Fee should be waived for every online class. Additionally, face-to-face events have been canceled through at least July 1st, 2020. Effective as of March 17th, 2020, all libraries, recreation centers, pools, and social gathering spaces on both MMC and BBC campuses will remain closed until further notice. Despite this, students are still expected to pay for the Athletic Fee ($10) and the Transportation Access Fee ($88.72). Although students have been advised to remain off-campus indefinitely, we still have access to the FIU Health Clinic via appointment. The Health Fee ($93.69) should remain included in our tuition for the sole purpose of accessibility.

I strongly believe in the power of unity for change and believe we as students can aid in urging the FIU Administration to waive additional fees in our tuition if we have no access to use them.