Lower OSU tuition-and-fees cost in response to COVID-19 and distance learning changes

Lower OSU tuition-and-fees cost in response to COVID-19 and distance learning changes

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Aiko Zhao started this petition to Ohio State Senate and

Hey there :)

First of all, thank you so much for taking the time to actually read my petition. I really appreciate it from the bottom of my heart. 

I know it's been a tough time since March to all of us (by all of us I mean ALL of us as human beings) because of COVID-19 and everything else going on around the world. But the thing is we still have to get our life together after all, right?

August is here now which means school is about to start. I checked my statement balance today and realize our school did not reduce our tuition. Actually, they somehow still manage to find some excuse to increase it with the note, “OSU is not responsible for refunds if anything changes due to COVID”. Not going to lie, I feel speechless...

As an international student, I am used to public universities try to milk us on every cent they can. (By the way, not every international student comes from a wealthy family. Maybe it's time to change the stereotype/bias people) But even this semester??? Given the fact that most of our classes are online??? (By most I mean like MOST, maybe even 95% of it, I don't even bother to complain how annoying it is to learn Computer Science classes online, pretty sure my pals can relate) Given the fact that the economy is going dramatically down all over the world??? Like bruhhh... Are you serious???

Though I understand universities are also a business, their primary purpose is to educate their students not to make money. As a public ivy, OSU could definitely do better than this. Instead of trying so hard to make every cent you can from us, try to be the caring buckeye leaders you guys advertised before. 

Social-distancing college already sucks and the fact you are charging 1.9k for a 95% online University is ridiculous. So seriously, for once, lowering our tuition for one semester. It will deeply be appreciated.

 

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