Classes Stop. Yet tuition goes up.
All Halifax Universities are raising tuition, even though classes going online means significantly less overhead. To quote a concerned student:
SMU students were just told that our fall semester is going to be online along with all post-secondary institutions here. Why then is the tuition being raised and not lowered for most, if not all of the universities in Halifax??? They’re not going to be able to offer half of the in person services which are part of our tuition like office hours, clinics, and some buildings which get a lot of traffic are going to be closed as well. Not to mention, this will disproportionately effect international students who pay 5 times what Canadian students do and will only have access to online resources but still have to pay the same price. Why on earth would tuition remain the same if all class are going to be online?