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University of Chicago: Hundreds of students petition to withhold tuition

University of Chicago: Hundreds of students petition to withhold tuition

If the University of Chicago doesn’t cut tuition in half for the duration of the pandemic crisis, hundreds of students are threatening to withhold tuition payments for the spring quarter. A petition demanding negotiations for the cuts has more than 1,700 signatures, with more than 900 students considering a tuition strike. A newly formed student group, UChicago for Fair Tuition, created the petition demanding the university cut tuition by 50 percent and eliminate all fees “for the duration of the crisis, beginning spring quarter.” It adds that this reduction should not affect current financial aid or result in pay cuts to employees. Further, they demand refunds to students who have already paid in full. Additionally, the group is calling for the school to “waive advanced residency tuition for doctoral students” and “long-term budgetary transparency and a tuition freeze.” According to the petition, and a study by CollegeCalc, the University of Chicago was the most expensive school…
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