Refund Michigan State University Students a Portion Spring 2020 Tuition

Refund Michigan State University Students a Portion Spring 2020 Tuition

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Anonymous MSU Student started this petition to Board of Trustees Michigan State University

As of March 11th, 2020, Michigan State University has transitioned to online classes for the rest of the semester. This means students are no longer able to use Michigan State University’s facilities for classes. Despite this change, students have still paid the full tuition. Part of this tuition is for maintaining buildings, classrooms, labs, etc for students to use. The only refund given was to students living on campus. This is not fair to the rest of the student body that paid between $500-$600 per credit hour for a class for in state students. The overall tuition includes other taxes such as the ASMSU tax which is to benefit students and fund opportunities for students. With the semester cut short, so are these opportunities. Thus, that money is no longer used for the students. The tuition bill is a ridiculous price to pay for a class that is now given online; online courses are proven to not be as effective at material delivery as in person instructed classes. If students wanted online instruction, there are much more affordable colleges that offer online classes. Why should students pay full price for a lower quality education?

Additionally, there are no facilities that need to be maintained to the same degree as when students are on campus and several resources are no longer available to students due to the shutdown. These resources include tutoring, labs, study spaces, etc. Although the shutdown is not the fault of MSU, the students should not have to pay the price for the nation wide shut down. 

Let us make this right for the students at Michigan State University and get a partial tuition refund. Go green!

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