Yale MFA students demand tuition refund as classes move online

Yale's Green Hall, where the Yale School of Art is located Via Wikimedia commons

As universities across the country shift to online classes because of the coronavirus (Covid-19) epidemic, more than 100 MFA students from Yale Universitys School of Art are calling for partial tuition refunds, according to Artforum. According to the School of Arts website, tuition for the 2019–20 year was $39,924. Following the universitys decision to shift its art classes online, the students wrote a letter to Yale president Peter Salovey and to Marta Kuzma, dean of the School of Art, stating, “We are deeply troubled by the far-reaching repercussions of this event, which has tangible and unfathomable implications for our physical and mental health, financial security, professional careers, housing and immigration status . . . Moreover, it has severely curtailed the viability of the unrivaled visual arts education that [the Yale School of Art] claims to provide. In light of these circumstances, we believe that financial reimbursement must play a part in the universitys forthcoming actions.”

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