Harvard University announced on Monday that all of its courses for the 2020-2021 academic year will be held online. Despite all classes reamining online, Harvard has refused to lower its high tuition costs.
According to a press release published on Monday, Harvard University will keep its courses online for the entirety of the 2020-2021 academic year.
Despite the decision to keep courses online, 40 percent of Harvard’s undergraduate student population will be asked to return to campus this fall. All freshman students have been asked to live on campus for the fall semester. However, they will be asked to return home for the spring semester.
After careful deliberation and informed by extensive input from our community, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences announced plans to bring up to 40% of our undergraduates to campus, including all first-year students, for the fall semester. Assuming that we maintain 40% density in the spring semester, we would again bring back one class, and our priority at this time is to bring seniors to campus. Under this plan, first years would return home and learn remotely in the spring. We also will invite back to campus those students who may not be able to learn successfully in their current home learning environment.
Despite the significant changes to the 2020-2021 academic year, Harvard announced that tuition will remain the same. Many Twitter users condemned Harvard over their refusal to reduce tuition.
“So, Harvard decided to have online classes for the 2020-2021 academic school year. But, decided to keep tuition at 50K. This is America ladies and gentlemen,” one Harvard freshman wrote on Twitter.
So, Harvard decided to have online classes for the 2020-2021 academic school year. But, decided to keep tuition at 50K. This is America ladies and gentlemen.
— Jordan M. Jefferson 🇺🇸 (@PlanetJordanTv) July 6, 2020
“They are going to make students pay the same as they would for in person classes. Other universities will follow in their footsteps. Investigate this corruption & clawback the endowments!” another wrote.
Harvard announced that all classes will be online next year, but they won’t lower tuition. They are going to make students pay the same as they would for in person classes.
Other universities will follow in their footsteps.
Investigate this corruption & clawback the endowments!
— Alex Bruesewitz (@alexbruesewitz) July 6, 2020
Harvard going completely online for $50,000/year. University of Phoenix online only costs $9,000/year, but their graduates aren't as easily offended.
— Joe De Luca (@JoeDe_Luca) July 6, 2020
The total estimated cost of attendance for one year at Harvard University is $72,559.
Harvard decided that "all course instruction for the 2020-21 academic year will be delivered online" in the coming academic year.
The price remains what it was – $72,559 per year.
— Max Roser (@MaxCRoser) July 6, 2020
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