AUD Fees Reduction
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a drastic impact on all our lives. The world economy has shut down, and salaries are not guaranteed. However, the tuition fees on education haven't been adjusted.
- Student's academics and learning have been torn in half, as we are unable to utilize any of the facilities for which we pay hefty tuition fees. For example, labs, classrooms, libraries, learning materials, individual academic mentorships studios, equipment, sports facilities, etc.
- Student careers will be decimated with a global freeze on hiring, cancelled job offers, and internships, as they graduate into the worst recession the world has seen.
- Families are struggling financially, as businesses are shut down and operate on zero revenue. Especially with retail and services-based industries closed, a lot of salaried parents are
I appreciate how AUD has adjusted for the Spring semester by accommodating our interests and still accomplishing our goals.
However, are tuition fees justified if the students are not by choice but by force being unable to utilize the services for which they pay the tuition fees? I'd like to appeal to the management to take note of the situation and reduce the upcoming payments of the forthcoming semesters for the undelivered services.
While we sit at home, terrified of the virus, worried sick about our careers, our family's financial stability, and scared of what the future holds for us, we currently do not have the fiscal capacity to afford an education in AUD. We head into what is being considered the worst recession of the century.
We're going to have to pick up the pieces when this is all over. This epidemic is a challenge that we will all be faced with in surviving the economic calamity that's been triggered by the response due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Don't get me wrong the response to our safety for the COVID-19 epidemic is necessary. We've had to shut everything down to slow the virus in an attempt to stop it in its tracks and keep people as safe as possible.
Thank you for your consideration.