Tuition Reimbursement for Spring 2020 Semester at Humboldt State University

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Leonard Rios
2 years ago
Humboldt State students thrive in small, focused classrooms in a beautiful environment. It is impossible to receive adequate education and understanding via an online platform for labs and exercises. Often, students use physical materials to guide their learning (e.g. Passing around a dead specimen to observe). Humboldt County is notorious for its slow and unreliable internet service; even with the best connection it will lag. For students that rely on internet at HSU or at a local coffee shop it would be impossible to learn in an online environment. If you look at the publicly available tuition fee breakdown, many of the tuition costs are to cover services that cannot be offered due to the pandemic. I recently attended a training at UCLA that was postponed. Recognizing the decreased quality of education and an adjusted format, the institution gave all students the option to transition to the online format or to receive a refund and return at a later date. The students that could not thrive in an online environment chose the refund while others, such as myself, made the transition. Granted, I have great internet service and have a home where I can focus on the class lectures. Although, it has become increasingly more difficult to interact with other students and to ask the instructor questions. The students of HSU did not sign up for the learning conditions they are now forced to use. Given that platform for their education has changed, they should be given the option for a refund.

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Darryl Wood
2 years ago
I'm an HSU alum, and in person classes was an integral part of my education. Due to the current situation, students who aren't happy with the current online classes should be allowed to drop with no penalty and receive a full refund.

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Walker True-Silver
2 years ago
This is not the classroom experience I paid for

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Lisa Pelletier
2 years ago
Do it HSU, or your name will forever be mud in our community. Just saying.

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S A
2 years ago
Some universities in Maryland are giving partial refunds to their students! WE WANT THE SAME!

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S A
2 years ago
Traditional schools like HSU are much more expensive than online schools due to other perks students pay for such as gyms, fields, sports and activities, live campus events, labs, art equipment, music equipment, research equipment, dining halls and services, bus service, computers and printers, library and other study spaces, etc.

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S A
2 years ago
I'm a student here and it is not only teaching we pay for in our tuition!

We don't have access to gyms, campus events, labs, research equipment, 'free' bus service (that comes out of our tuition), computers, library, printers, art supplies, fields, etc.

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Jennifer Martinez
2 years ago
Online classes don’t work for me.

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Kat Lundahl
2 years ago
HSU full time students pay on average $3,930 per semester for in person instruction and university services. At the beginning of each semester the university makes an agreement with students that tuition costs will be spent on serving the students. Of course COVID-19 has interrupted that but why should the University keep money that was promised to be used to benefit HSU students? Student interest should be at the forefront of this situation which does not end with putting classes online but with some sort of tuition reimbursement.

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Dustin Gavcus
2 years ago
I’m not asking for a full reimbursement. I’m still getting my education, but I shouldn’t be paying the same amount for only online classes and lack of access to necessary school resources.