USC to hike tuition 3.5% whether or not classrooms reopen
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Posted at 6:01 PM, May 14, 2020
and last updated2020-05-14 21:02:56-04
The University of Southern California will increase tuition 3.5% for the 2020-2021 academic year whether or not it holds most classes online.
Annenberg Media, a student-led news service, reports Thursday that undergraduate tuition will be set at $59,260, an increase of $2,004.
In a statement, the school says trustees approved the hike before the coronavius outbreak that closed classrooms this spring. The school hasn't decided yet whether it can reopen any in-person classes for the fall semester. T
he school has said its looking at safety measures such as virus testing and physically distancing students.
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