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Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by Kizmet, Apr 25, 2016.

  1. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

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  2. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator Staff Member

    That's pretty sleazy, I think anyone paying full tuition should have full access to the school's amenities without an additional fee.
  3. nyvrem

    nyvrem Active Member

    wth, Florida State's online students get treated the same as on campus students. with ID cards and all.
  4. Jacob Perry

    Jacob Perry New Member


    Why is this sleazy?

    For starters, UF's online tuition is roughly 1/3rd of FSU's programs ($111.92/credit vs $305.55/credit). And that doesn't take into account that UF's programs are far more comprehensive and that UF has a higher ranking and reputation.

    Why would a student who never has any intention of bring on the physical campus in Gainesville want to pay for all of that silly nonsense?

    No idea why this is seen as sleazy as opposed to an example of a university taking online programs seriously enough to make them as affordable as possible.
  5. sanantone

    sanantone Well-Known Member

    At my school, we're forced to pay fees for services we may not even use. These services usually aren't included in the tuition. I think more schools should drop these kinds of fees for online students. Actually, they should give all off-campus students the ability to opt out of these fees.
  6. LearningAddict

    LearningAddict Well-Known Member

    That, plus the huge disparity many schools have with in-state versus out-of-state tuition. It's bad enough for ground-based students, but if I'm learning in a virtual environment, what the heck difference does it make?

    These things are all about making more money though. That's the main reason they're in place.
  7. sanantone

    sanantone Well-Known Member

    Well, the disparity between in-state versus out-of-state tuition has to do with taxpayers subsidizing in-state tuition. The tuition rates at for-profit and not-for-profit private schools are significantly higher than the average in-state tuition rate due to subsidies.
  8. LearningAddict

    LearningAddict Well-Known Member

    I'm aware that taxpayers within a state have a critical part in the matter for in-state tuition, but I have a hard time believing that schools charging many, many times above their in-state tuition rate are any kind of reasonable.
  9. Phdtobe

    Phdtobe Well-Known Member

    For-profit are also subsidized by taxpayers. 90% of revenues come from government. The higher tuition in for-profit is for the maximization of shareholders like my pension plan wealth.
  10. Neuhaus

    Neuhaus Well-Known Member

    There are plenty of tiny non-profit schools with insignificant endowments which are living year-to-year on tuition payments as well. And there are for-profits that don't accept federal or state financial aid. There are even for-profits that are significantly cheaper than non-profits and public universities.
  11. Maxwell_Smart

    Maxwell_Smart Active Member

    Agreed. When your in-state is like $98/credit and your out-of-state is like $558/credit, I'm sorry, but that's a rip. Problem is, people are uninformed enough to pay it and think nothing foul of it.

    Most of these schools are charging way too much for something that isn't worth nearly what it used to be.
  12. Phdtobe

    Phdtobe Well-Known Member

    And how are they doing financially?
  13. sanantone

    sanantone Well-Known Member

    In-state tuition is rarely $98 per credit hour unless you're talking about community colleges. $558 per credit hour would put the school near the average cost of a for-profit.
  14. RAM PhD

    RAM PhD Member

    When online students are treated differently than on-campus students, it's discrimination!

    Online Students Matter
  15. Maxwell_Smart

    Maxwell_Smart Active Member

    Interestingly enough, UF's in-state is $111 and their out-of-state is $500. So, it's pretty close. I don't know how rare or common it is for in-state tuition to be as low, but I do know that I've read very similar rates and similar rate disparities at a number of schools over the years.
  16. sanantone

    sanantone Well-Known Member

    The average in-state tuition is over $9,000. How much funding public universities get varies by state. It might even vary by school. Some are heavily subsidized while others aren't. Thomas Edison State University has very cheap in-state tuition (and also cheap non-resident tuition), but they run a huge deficit each year that is paid for by New Jersey taxpayers.

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