Sunday, May 17, 2020

Some students are considering dropping out of college because of coronavirus - Abigail Hess, MSNBC

Because the nature of their education has so drastically changed, some students are suing their universities and asking for their money back, claiming that students have paid for services they’re no longer receiving, such as face-to-face interaction with professors, access to campus facilities and hands-on learning, as well as mandatory fees for activities, athletics and wellness programs that they will not be able to participate in. Other students are deciding if it is financially prudent to temporarily, or permanently, drop out. “I know there’ve been some students that have already withdrawn from next year because they’re worried about not getting the same type of on-campus experience that they wanted,” Jeremy Alder, founder and managing editor of College Consensus, tells CNBC Make It. “And I imagine there’ll [be] a lot more students deferring college to take a gap year, which is not a bad idea in any year, but I think this could definitely tip the scale for students who are trying to decide.”

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