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bobcatsquared
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   Posted: 8/22/2020 7:26:14 PM 
University is still charging $680 in general fees this semester, despite the lack of services, fall sports, etc. . . I guess Ping is open, but under strict restrictions/guidelines. My daughter, a senior in the school of nursing, will be all online, at least to start, and is still waiting to find out if she and her classmates will do actual clinicals this fall, yet no discount on tuition.

Sidenote: she told me yesterday about how the college of nursing admits around 120 students as sophomores each year. They admitted around 180 for this school year, anticipating many would not accept, take a gap year, etc. . . Seems like the plan backfired, however, as almost all are on campus for this semester.

Last Edited: 8/22/2020 7:26:55 PM by bobcatsquared

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Mike Johnson
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  Message Not Read  RE: general fees
   Posted: 8/22/2020 8:51:20 PM 
bobcatsquared wrote:
University is still charging $680 in general fees this semester, despite the lack of services, fall sports, etc. . . I guess Ping is open, but under strict restrictions/guidelines. My daughter, a senior in the school of nursing, will be all online, at least to start, and is still waiting to find out if she and her classmates will do actual clinicals this fall, yet no discount on tuition.

Sidenote: she told me yesterday about how the college of nursing admits around 120 students as sophomores each year. They admitted around 180 for this school year, anticipating many would not accept, take a gap year, etc. . . Seems like the plan backfired, however, as almost all are on campus for this semester.


180 instead of the anticipated 120, as dilemmas go, that strikes me as a pleasant one.


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Alan Swank
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   Posted: 8/23/2020 3:18:12 PM 
bobcatsquared wrote:
University is still charging $680 in general fees this semester, despite the lack of services, fall sports, etc. . . I guess Ping is open, but under strict restrictions/guidelines. My daughter, a senior in the school of nursing, will be all online, at least to start, and is still waiting to find out if she and her classmates will do actual clinicals this fall, yet no discount on tuition.

Sidenote: she told me yesterday about how the college of nursing admits around 120 students as sophomores each year. They admitted around 180 for this school year, anticipating many would not accept, take a gap year, etc. . . Seems like the plan backfired, however, as almost all are on campus for this semester.


I'd be asking for my $680 back. What a ripoff.

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bobcatsquared
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   Posted: 8/23/2020 4:56:56 PM 
I'm making a call tomorrow (in between zooms) with some questions. I believe there is a plan for refunds/discounts on dormitory and meal plans. Unfortunately, my daughter lives in an off-campus apartment with a 12-month lease.
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cc-cat
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   Posted: 8/23/2020 4:58:00 PM 
$680 - you could invest that in her boyfriend's apartment.
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bobcatsquared
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   Posted: 8/24/2020 11:31:58 AM 
Some one working in the office of the bursar informed me today that there will be no refund on tuition and students are still being charged the full $680 in general fees despite the diminished quantity and quality of the students' education and services provided.

However, this employee made sure to emphasize that the due date for paying tuition has been pushed back to Sept. 21. I guess that's suppose to make up for not enacting a 10-15% reduction like some universities around the country have.

And upper classmen living off campus are learning tough real-world lessons on lease contracts:

https://www.wtap.com/2020/08/23/ohio-university-student-l... /
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SBH
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   Posted: 8/24/2020 1:10:56 PM 
While I empathize, the same policy is in effect at OSU and, I believe, most other Ohio public universities. As for the lease, that's a third-party company and I can see both sides of the issue. We're all sacrificing in different ways...

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rpbobcat
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   Posted: 8/24/2020 1:18:10 PM 
bobcatsquared wrote:

However, this employee made sure to emphasize that the due date for paying tuition has been pushed back to Sept. 21. I guess that's suppose to make up for not enacting a 10-15% reduction like some universities around the country have.

And upper classmen living off campus are learning tough real-world lessons on lease contracts:

https://www.wtap.com/2020/08/23/ohio-university-student-l... /


For some reason,being able to keep tuition money in the bank, for an extra month or so,doesn't seem to be much comfort.

The article on lease agreements was very interesting.

When her lease was signed,the girl had to be aware of the possibility of an all remote semester.

Why didn't she ask about a Covid Policy before "signing on the bottom
line",especially after what happened at O.U. in the Spring?
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bobcatsquared
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   Posted: 8/24/2020 1:52:48 PM 
rpbobcat wrote:
Why didn't she ask about a Covid Policy before "signing on the bottom line",especially after what happened at O.U. in the Spring?


Some, not all, leases for 2020-21 school year (including my daughters') were signed before the pandemic hit and sent the students home in March.

Last Edited: 8/24/2020 1:59:14 PM by bobcatsquared

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rpbobcat
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  Message Not Read  RE: general fees
   Posted: 8/24/2020 2:19:18 PM 
bobcatsquared wrote:
rpbobcat wrote:
Why didn't she ask about a Covid Policy before "signing on the bottom line",especially after what happened at O.U. in the Spring?


Some, not all, leases for 2020-21 school year (including my daughters') were signed before the pandemic hit and sent the students home in March.


The article said she signed her lease "shortly before finding out that all of her classes for the upcoming semester would be completely on line".

I thought O.U. made that decision relatively recently.
So she would have signed a while after the you know what hit the fan at O.U.


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Alan Swank
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   Posted: 8/24/2020 5:00:03 PM 
rpbobcat wrote:
bobcatsquared wrote:
rpbobcat wrote:
Why didn't she ask about a Covid Policy before "signing on the bottom line",especially after what happened at O.U. in the Spring?


Some, not all, leases for 2020-21 school year (including my daughters') were signed before the pandemic hit and sent the students home in March.


The article said she signed her lease "shortly before finding out that all of her classes for the upcoming semester would be completely on line".

I thought O.U. made that decision relatively recently.
So she would have signed a while after the you know what hit the fan at O.U.




The girl in the article is an unusual situation. Many if not most students sign a least in the fall a year in advance - September of October of 2019 for the 20 -21 school year. That's what squared's daughter did.

I think parents should start a petition on the student fee charge. That's total bs.

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BillyTheCat
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   Posted: 8/24/2020 10:42:53 PM 
Alan Swank wrote:
rpbobcat wrote:
bobcatsquared wrote:
rpbobcat wrote:
Why didn't she ask about a Covid Policy before "signing on the bottom line",especially after what happened at O.U. in the Spring?


Some, not all, leases for 2020-21 school year (including my daughters') were signed before the pandemic hit and sent the students home in March.


The article said she signed her lease "shortly before finding out that all of her classes for the upcoming semester would be completely on line".

I thought O.U. made that decision relatively recently.
So she would have signed a while after the you know what hit the fan at O.U.




The girl in the article is an unusual situation. Many if not most students sign a least in the fall a year in advance - September of October of 2019 for the 20 -21 school year. That's what squared's daughter did.

I think parents should start a petition on the student fee charge. That's total bs.



Yes, the “For Rent” signs for the next year go up during move in week of this year.
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bobcatsquared
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   Posted: 8/25/2020 6:54:58 AM 
Now I'm told my daughter, a nursing student, will start the semester not doing clinicals, just like she ended her spring semester. The school is substituting these all-important experiences with on-line "clinicals" and is charging students several hundred dollars for this "added service".

Increased charges/fees for a devalued experience.

Last Edited: 8/25/2020 6:55:39 AM by bobcatsquared

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BillyTheCat
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   Posted: 8/25/2020 8:44:56 AM 
bobcatsquared wrote:
Now I'm told my daughter, a nursing student, will start the semester not doing clinicals, just like she ended her spring semester. The school is substituting these all-important experiences with on-line "clinicals" and is charging students several hundred dollars for this "added service".

Increased charges/fees for a devalued experience.


Wow! All I can say is my daughters out of State public school has put all her classes online and with none of the bullshit Ohio is putting its students through.
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Maddog13
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   Posted: 8/25/2020 9:11:39 AM 
I think that the so-called "Ivory Tower" continues to believe themselves to be a necessary evil for people when it comes to transitioning into the workplace. Too many schools have lagged far behind when it came to offering on-line classes, and now I think they are over inflating the importance of having tradition degrees in a world that is needing people with specialized skills. I could certainly envision a scenario where Hocking Tech becomes the biggest school in Athens County.
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bobcatsquared
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   Posted: 8/25/2020 9:25:06 AM 
In a conversation with my daughter last night she told me how stressed out her profs are and that she believes they are earning their pay and more. I told her that I don't disagree but it's the administration bloat that is and has been putting too much stress on university's financials.

Last Edited: 8/25/2020 9:25:45 AM by bobcatsquared

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BillyTheCat
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   Posted: 8/25/2020 9:53:46 AM 
bobcatsquared wrote:
In a conversation with my daughter last night she told me how stressed out her profs are and that she believes they are earning their pay and more. I told her that I don't disagree but it's the administration bloat that is and has been putting too much stress on university's financials.


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giacomo
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   Posted: 8/26/2020 5:26:47 PM 
"Administrative Bloat". As Elmer Fudd might say, "twue".
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