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End Price Gouging - End Online Course Fees at Eastern Michigan University

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Online classes should promote access to education not hinder it. EMU is marginalizing students through price gouging. One way diversity, equity, and inclusion are promoted is through affordable education. These policies don't just marginalize non-traditional students, but students from a broad range of demographics and intersectionalities. Many students are paying an additional $800 to $1200 to take online courses.

Yes, EMU waived this fee for Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 due to the pandemic, but they have reinstated the fee for Summer 2021 and the subsequent semesters.

Online course fees at other Michigan universities:

EMU: $80 per credit hour

NMU: $50 per credit hour

WMU: $20 per class

CMU: No fee

MSU: No fee

UM: No fee

Wayne State: No fee

In fact, Wayne State has a program where a student who takes a total of 24 credits over the Fall and Winter semesters gets a 30% discount on their Summer tuition.

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