Tuition Discounts for Online Classes at Penn State - Fall 2020

Tuition Discounts for Online Classes at Penn State - Fall 2020

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Brandon Sheaffer started this petition to The Pennsylvania State University and

I, like many other students around the United States, was promised a return to their college campus. With Covid-19 cases continuing to rise in the United States and university administration claiming to have plans developed for our safety, Penn State students are expected to return to campus for a semi-normal life.

One of Penn State's methods to prevent the spread of Covid-19 on campus is to change the instructional format to a mix between online and in-person classes, entirely online, or in-person based on class size. Going into my senior year, when all of my classes are at their most focused level, all of my classes will be online, a time when we should be celebrating the successes of our education, and making final memories with lifelong friends before entering the "real world". My fight against this policy is not to fight for in-person classes as I know the intention is to keep us safe. 

My fight against this policy is to provide tuition rates equal to Penn State World Campus for classes moved entirely online. It is unfair that University Park students will pay the in-person rate of approximately $900 - $1600 per credit (or $2,700 - $4,800 per class) whereas Penn State World Campus students are paying $576 - $617 per credit (or $1728 - $1851 per class). Penn State owes it to all students to discount the tuition rate as they themselves acknowledge the difference in quality of education based on the differences in their pricing structures of in-person versus online.

For perspective, students in my situation with all classes moved entirely online could save $3000 a semester.

In instances where classes are moved entirely online, a tuition freeze for the 2020-21 academic year is not enough.

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