Petition to Rasmussen University
Tuition Adjustments Due to COVID-19
As many of you know and are currently experiencing schools have now all turned to online classes due to the COVID-19. While being in the nursing program you never have the experience to take nursing courses online. That is because of how difficult it can be for some students. We are forced to change our ways of learning which may not be the easiest for some people because we do not have access to the resources that we would usually have access to. This is why we should agree that tuition costs should be greatly decreased due to us not being able to have the same resources available to us if we were on campus. Many other universities and colleges are offering refunds on tuition rates because we are not being offered the same learning experience/environment as traditional on campus. For some students, they rely on being at school to be able to access the internet or get work done. With not being able to visit the school we are forced to pay for these additional services that we haven’t had to in the past. Please help us get partial tuition reimbursed for Rasmussen students due to the COVID-19 virus.
Petition to Maryland, Larry Hogan, Schools, Teachers, Donald J. Trump
Stop online schooling in Maryland!
Online schooling has been nothing but an extra stress on the shoulders of a great amount of people in Maryland. I have heard time and time again about my peers grades dropping because of online school. They’ve told me it’s way more stressful than regular school, and it’s true. Why make kids stress about school while a global crisis is right outside our doorstep? We have enough to worry about with the outbreak of Covid-19 happening. People have parents that work for essential businesses where they are exposed to other people and may be exposed to the virus. Why make us do schooling in a time like this? Our grades and mental health are only suffering from this alternative. Me and an enormous amount of other students have had our grades drop drastically. Thanks to this online schooling, me and other students in Maryland may have to repeat our current grade. Please help us get online school out. This is a time we should be spending with our families and cherishing and being grateful for each other’s health.Thank you.
Petition to President Young
Reduce Texas A&M Tuition and Fees for Fall 2020 Semester
Recently Texas A&M University has released the new fall 2020 schedule, including which classes had been moved to a fully online format. Many students find that a lot of their important, core classes have been moved online. With the COVID-19 situation, it's very hard to predict the future, including the possibility of being able to even have the few in-person classes. That is why we, the undersigned students, believe that the quality of our education for the upcoming fall semester is at stake. We believe that web-based classes, assignments, and exams could be a disadvantage or detriment to many students, and do not provide the same learning experience Texas A&M students expect and pay for. Additionally, many students rely on resources provided by the university that they may not be able to access once we move into an online environment. Not being able to access these resources could be due to many reasons, including feeling unsafe on campus, not being able to stay on campus due to cost of living or the loss of a job, having to work more to cover unexpected costs that came up due to the pandemic, etc. The resources that can move to a fully online format will have their quality at stake and may not provide what the students need. With the lack of a reliable and stable learning environment and the reduced access and quality of resources, we also believe that Texas A&M should lower the costs of tuition and fees for the upcoming "hybrid" fall semester.
Petition to Long Island University
Partial tuition refund
Due to Coronavirus, students weren’t able to use the technology on campus such as computers and other services. They have not been able to practice in lab classes in person to be able to get the skills they need after graduation. All classes are moved online and online lab classes costs less than in person lab classes. Therefore, a partial refund on tuition for these students effected by Coronavirus is needed.
Petition to The University of Maryland
Reduce UMD Student Fees and Tuition for the Remainder of the COVID-19 Pandemic!
It is unacceptable for students to pay for resources they do not have access to. Currently, University of Maryland students are being overcharged for their online educational experience and for services they are less able to utilize. We require a continued review and reduction, for all students, of tuition and fees for the remainder of the COVID-19 global pandemic. As we do not know when this pandemic will end, we need a comprehensive plan that adjusts prices justly. #LowerUniFees #NoResourceNoFee Students should not pay for resources that they do not have access to. It is never the burden nor responsibility of students to supplement the financial insecurities of their higher education institutions, particularly during a global pandemic. Higher Education is already unaffordable for most students with student loan debt totaling over 1.7 trillion nationally. Currently, University of Maryland students are being charged fees for services they are not able to utilize due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis. Students will not be able to receive the same academic and educational experience as before the pandemic started, yet it is proposed that we are to pay the same costs. As the school found it necessary to refund students the cost of unused resources during the Spring of 2020 and the initial outbreak of the pandemic, the school should remain committed to its scholars by not requiring the cost of unused resources - particularly as the pandemic has increasingly placed pressure, financial and otherwise, on students. Tuition rates should also be considered for reduction. UMBC reduced tuition by 22% as well as other noted tuition reductions from DMV area schools and around the nation. We are not receiving the same experience as in-person learning and the price should reflect that accordingly. The University should lean on donors, the federal government, savings, and other revenue streams during this time to supplement the needs of the institution. Students are not who institutions should turn to for extracting funds, especially if not providing services that match the request. We require a review and lowered adjustment of fees for the remainder of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Sign the petition today and contact UMD Leadership for further action: Office of the President Vice Presidents Fees to be reviewed and refunded to students (Based on Spring 2020 COVID-19 fee refunds): Shuttle Bus Athletics Recreation Services Stamp Student Union Performing Arts and Cultural Centers Student Facilities Sustainability Housing Dining Parking What we know: COVID-19 has caused an overall unemployment rate of 11.1% COVID has negative implications for mental health which students already deal with at high rates Students must now bear paying additional fees and tuition for resources that we will not have access to. Despite knowing the effects of COVID-19 our current leadership has not deemed it fit for us to receive a refund for the services not available to us Students are experiencing unprecedented changes to the educational experience, including in some cases exclusively online instruction International students have deportation concerns Across Universities, students face the same struggles as the average person and more during this time Some students must choose between homelessness and education Civil unrest in the nation is still occurring
Petition to Bernie Sanders, Donald J. Trump, Dan Crenshaw, Andrew Yang, The Walt Disney Company, Apple, Microsoft, Michelle Obama, New York State House, New York State Senate, New York, New York Times, Department of Education
College tuition reimbursement/lessen tuition due to online learning.
Colleges are raising tuition during the Covid crisis when they should lower it but they refuse to lower tuition even though most colleges have switched to online schooling. It is unfair and unamerican. Some students do not have the funding to keep paying for college tuition regardless of scholarships especially during covid when many households have been affected greatly and have had to use savings for bills and tuitions and still to this day have no source of income other than unemployment or stimulus checks. Refusing to lower tuition or reimburse tuition will only further the student debt crisis and potentially risk the lives of many Americans and families around the world. There are many house holds that rely on the younger generation to graduate college and help provide for the household and taking away money from those families is unethical. Students and families should not have to pay a ridiculous amount of money to attend college when majority of the colleges have switched to online classes and students do not need to use campus resources or facilities. I hope to make change the corrupt college system!! God bless you and God bless America!!!!!!
Petition to Dr. Ellen Junn, AS President, Timothy White
Lower Stanislaus State University's Fall 2020 Tuition
This upcoming semester, Fall 2020, California State University, Stanislaus has a tuition of $3,803 for undergraduate students taking more than 6 units. In my student center, I am being charged $3,978. If you look at the breakdown of the total cost of attendance, you can see that the cost of tuition is only $2,871. The additional cost is for on-campus resources. Since the campus is closed for the Fall 2020 semester, this petition is to lower the cost of admission to the sole cost of tuition. Students should not have to pay additional fees for on-campus resources we do not have access to. I am encouraging all undergraduate students to sign this petition to get rid of the extra fees tagged onto tuition since we are essentially paying for nothing.
Petition to New York Film Academy
Tuition Assistance Due to COVID-19
Tuition Assistance Due to COVID-19 To The New York Film Academy Producing Department Chairman, As the entire world is dealing with COVID-19, the contagious respiratory disorder, situations occur due to this coronavirus and everyone has the feeling of being on an entirely different planet. Producing students and those amongst other departments within the New York Film Academy and the entire globe have faced disasters before, but nothing as uncertain and catastrophic as this pandemic. In fact, this is an unprecedented time that demands major adjustments in our everyday lives as students and faculty. Students all over the world have shown courage in adapting to such unfavorable conditions with the shift to distance education in spite of witnessing their families and home countries in lockdown and/or quickly catching the ailment itself. However, some issues need to seriously be addressed soon as these have been entirely beyond the students' control. The most serious of these is the need to acknowledge that the students of the New York Film Academy are looking for financial assistance right now. The impact of this crisis, on both students and their families makes the situation a lot more intricate and there is a dire need for special considerations campus wide. Many families are suffering due to business closures and job loss and therefore, not generating enough cash flow to afford their students’ education and expenses. In addition, for those who are able to obtain a part-time job due to the rigorous school scheduling, students are no longer able to rely on those jobs to pay for their education and living expenses due to business shutdowns inside the US. The spring semester began roughly around February 3, 2020 for most, and by March 13, 2020, all weekend classes were halted and began transitioning for online course studies beginning March 16, 2020. With almost two full semesters of no physical class, and classes being held on an online basis, students not only lose the effect of being in class, but alongside they lose possible collaborations with fellow students and professionals in the area. Online classes also result in reduced cost for the university to operate as a whole. For the New York Film Academy, who is deemed a private university, what could be better time than this to show they support its students. Offering more than equipment discounts are more adequate to students that are in screenwriting, producer, and non-technical programs within the university. Refunding certain amounts already paid by students or by reducing part of the tuition for the semesters yet to start will be an example of the university supporting its students. (i.e. September 2020.) The schedule of being online with class makes it even more difficult for the students to obtain the limited job opportunities that we have lost by not being on the campus location we paid to attend. Some students and courses at New York Film Academy are charged a substantial amount where an annual increase of tuition still applies throughout this pandemic. In some programs, the number of courses taken each semester may decrease, though tuition either stays the same or increases. We are also requesting the university provides an online resource or physical information, detailing what our classes cost and what our tuition goes toward. (Lab fees, facility, classes, etc.) This goes into question if we are unable to use the benefits and resources like social clubs, library archives, sound studios, editing bays, etc. Not only will this provide transparency but will also give students the opportunity to budget appropriately during these uncertain times. Students are not only bearing the loss in terms of lower learning quality due to distance education, but also suffering from adverse mental health and heightened levels of distress due to confinement and associated financial struggles. We do thank you for your resources in this regard. A considerable reduction in tuition would help the students in coping with these unfortunate series of events. With hope that this message reaches the highest ears and eyes within New York Film Academy, we, the students look forward to a practical solution that informs us our voices are heard. Thank you, New York Film Academy Producing Students