Re: Tuition considerations It's a difficult issue. Schools like NCU are 100% online. If you look at the distance MBA at Duke University for example, it's about a hundred grand. What should a Vietnamise student pay for this? You see, with that Duke MBA, that student can take a job away from anyone, anywhere in the world because it's a top program. I don't have an answer, but as more and more B & M schools come online, this issue will become more upfront I'd think. Should the tax payers in the United States pay higher taxes so public research universities in the US (Duke, Wisconsin, Penn State, U Texas, etc) can award degrees to students abroad "in need" and recover only a fraction of the cost? I assure you these universities will seek the difference from the federal government, hence our higher taxes to pay for it. Should NCU students pay the $10,000 in higher fees to subsidize others? I don't know, but your statement about "some universities (or any other business) would lower the cost" suggests to me that we aren't on the same page. I realize it just symantics in your quote, but NCU can't reduce the costs. They can only reduce the price. I beleive price discriminating to favor those abroad in products that have full utility in the same market where others pay a higher price if fundamentally wrong from an ethical business standpoint. My original comments about NCU's statement that they needed to reduce costs for the reasons you cite are a false statement on NCU's part. They are simply capturing more net profit I beleive, and screwing their US students in the process. It's just bad business in my opinion.