Lower Kansas Tuition for Mandatory COVID-19 Online Classes

Lower Kansas Tuition for Mandatory COVID-19 Online Classes

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Kylie Winters started this petition to Students in Kansas

Mandatory online tuition currently costs the same as in-person tuition in Kansas. Schools went online as a result of COVID-19; this wasn't anybody's fault. Students across the nation have been struggling with online school. Some colleges in the United States have lowered their tuition due to COVID-19, but the majority of Kansas colleges aren't offering discounted tuition. According to 13,606 college students in the United States, 93% agreed that online tuition should be lowered (Make It CNBC by Abigail Hess on July 27, 2020). From the same source, 75% of those college students are unhappy with the quality of online classes and 35% have even considered withdrawing from school. Online class has been proven to be very difficult and seems unfair to be paying the same tuition as in-person class. 

I am a struggling first time college student in 17 credit hours and have never struggled more in school. I know what you're thinking. "If it's her first year in college, isn't it going to be harder than high school?" Well, I've talked to many other students and friends in college and every single one of them have agreed that this year has been extremely challenging. They also said they lean towards cheating on homework and tests because they are struggling to learn anything. It also seems like there is way more homework than there was with in-person class and some teachers aren't even teaching; it's all self-taught through reading and watching videos. So why should we be paying the same tuition for online class as in-person class when we aren't getting as much education out of it? I have heavily considered dropping classes and taking a gap semester ever since school started because of the mental impact this semester has had on me. Aside from the impact COVID-19 has had on me, we can all agree that this virus has altered everyone's lives in many unfair ways. There should be a change. 

So start today. Sign my petition and help students across Kansas get the fair treatment that they deserve.

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