Is that really true? I seem to recall many things like packages shrinking in size while the price stays the same.smitcat wrote: ↑Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:48 amI have no intention of arguing or aggravating anyone's needs or wants to attend college in the near future.Vulcan wrote: ↑Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:40 amMIT is inviting seniors because their need to be on campus is most immediate, after extensive consultations with all stakeholders, including MIT undergraduate association.smitcat wrote: ↑Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:33 am I was pointing out that off campus students cannot utilize a library, labs, study groups, office hours and many other systems of personalized learning services that open campuses have in place.
Although they do not have that access anymore the price for tuition remains the same.
There won't be any study groups anywhere in the country. Campus life is not going to be what it used to be, unless students violate the rules, and then campuses will outright close.
In our particular case, son's options included full tuition merit scholarship at Vandy.
Their cavalier attitude in bringing everyone back on campus and promising in person instruction has only reassured us we made the right choice.
The situation that presents itself is problematic and will likely require drastic changes over time.
Just wanted to put out the thought that in the 'big picture' colleges must restrict the value and depth of their services but their price remains the same. In other industries/products when an adjustment is made and their services are altered the price is typically lowered fairly rapidly - it will be interesting to see how this unfolds longer term with college.
Or hotels closing their pools for maintenance but room rates don't change, Gyms doing renovation on sections, same membership, etc.