Online Tuition Unchanged
Summer I classes are going to be online, and the school is not lowering the tuition. This seems unreasonable since we are not getting the same instruction and experiences that the Mines tuition usually covers. Remote learning is nowhere near as beneficial as in-person instruction. While Mines is doing the right thing by still offering classes online given the situation, they should do so fairly.
The school should lower tuition for the online courses to more accurately cover the education we will be receiving.
USG completely understands you frustration as many of us are experiencing the exact same things. However, Mines has waived a lot of fees. Yet, the cost to operate campus had only increased to make classes remote/ hybrid accessible. Also, the fees have been frozen for this semester.
Sophia Becker commented
I agree, but especially think they should waive fees for things like the rec center, construction, athletics, etc. There are a ton of things we won't even be allowed to use!
This is really annoying considering that the Chem E field session, which is a bunch of labs, is pretty much useless being online. So now I end up paying a lot more money than I should for 5 weeks of busywork that won't be of the same quality that any of my peers will have gotten from their field session.