Should colleges lower tuition due to Covid-19

Kirsten Chiles

English 1302


March 27,2022


Annotated Bibliography


Dennon, Anne. “Should Colleges Lower Tuition?: BestColleges.”, 11 Mar. 2022,”


In the article titled “Should Colleges Lower Tuition?”It explains how colleges lowering their tuition costs could be beneficial in the long run. “One of the biggest ideas in education policy — free college — has gained widespread support over recent years.”(paragraph 11). This explains how lowering the cost to even zero would allow for more students to go into college instead of following a different path because college rates are high. The author of this article is Anne dennon and she comes up with many interesting facts and explanations that deal with college tuition such as how colleges get away with raising tuition prices and not losing students. “Colleges have been able to increase their rates without losing students because of the attractive window-dressing supplied by discounts, as well as loans that don’t cost anything until after graduation”(paragraph 19).This article is useful to my topic because it explains as you see the pros and cons of raising and lowering college tuition.


This article made me feel more of an understanding on the issue I am trying to represent. It explains how Covid has changed the college game and would be beneficial to lower costs, however on the other hand it also explains that colleges could potentially lose a lot by lowering the costs of tuition. Colleges have gotten away with raising tuition because they aren’t losing students due to it because of financial aid but my question is will financial aid put you in debt if not used correctly? My plan is to use as much information given to help develop my question as well as form an understanding of where I stand on the topic as well.


Newton, Derek. “Why Colleges Should Not Cut Tuition Prices.” Forbes, Forbes Magazine, 7 Jan. 2021,

In an article written by Derek Newton tittled “ Why Colleges Should Not Cut Tuition Prices” he explains that “Lowering tuition won’t help students because students already pay pretty low, pretty steady tuition rates.”(paragraph 3). He goes more into detail about how students pay low rates as well as get more financial aid than previously. This article contributes to my topic because it proceeds to explain why colleges shouldn’t lower the rates however , he briefly explains the other perspective as well.

This article made me feel that maybe I am paying a low rate and I just think I’m paying more because my student loans are so high. I also felt that because of the pandemic I am not getting the full “college experience “ because some things are having to be done remotely and it makes it harder for me to understand what the professors are explaining through a screen because I get distracted. My plan is to use as much information that is given to me throughout this article to better develop my IP throughout the semester in Dr.Raines English 1302 class.

Newton, Derek. “New Survey of College Students Is More Bad News for Online Programs.” Forbes, Forbes Magazine, 22 June 2021,


In this article also written by Derek Newton he explains through a survey that “Results of the survey underscore the bad experience many students had with remote, online learning this past year.”(paragraph 2). This article relates to my topic because it has a survey of students who did remote learning though the pandemic and had a terrible experience. This article could also help when it comes to me finding a concrete conclusion that I must come to. Reading this made me understand more about how other students think and not just the friends around me.


This article made me feel more aware of others and their feelings towards remote learning and the pandemic, however this article also states that even though they had a terrible experience with remote learning still “88% of students say they plan to re-enroll for classes this Fall”(paragraph 8). This also brings to light how even though doing school online wasn’t a fun option students still decided to continue their journey through college. We live in a world now that Covid is everywhere and we may never get away from it so we learn to adapt and with this article I feel more of an understanding, and I plan to take what I have learned from the article and help develop a great IP this semester in my English 1302 class.

“Is College Worth It? New Documentary Weighs Costs of Higher Ed.”, NBCUniversal News Group, 2014,

In this documentary titled “is college worth it? New Documentary Weighs Costs of Higher Ed” explains how


Ettore, Gelpi. “Education.” Encyclopædia Britannica, Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.,

In this article written by Gelpi Ettore titled “Education” it explains how countries around developed the learning experience. “Education can be thought of as the transmission of the values and accumulated knowledge of a society”(Paragraph 1), this relates to my issue because it explains where education came from and how it developed.This article would be the main topic of the backstory and how it came about.


This article made me feel like I could understand where education came from, not just from one country but from multiple. Each country had their own set of financial wants and financial needs. However this article also explained what time and what areas needed more school and which ones started before the others. This article added many examples that I plan on using throughout the final paper.


“Scholarly Resources for Learning and Research | Gale.” College Degrees Are Seen as Important but Too Expensive,

In this article written by the chronicles of higher education titled “Scholarly Resources for Learning and Research|Gale.” It explains “In the eyes of Americans without college degrees, higher education seems necessary but too expensive”(paragraph 1). This is because every year it’s around $10,000 for a public college. Colleges are expensive and with having students loans it builds interest and people can go so far into debt that they can’t come out of.


This article made me feel that I had a more understanding of how much college is and how much lower the tuition could be if we were to cut down on some prices. Prices that could be cut down on are potentially the food courts or even the Government should be helping fund colleges more. Schools push college so much that money should come from the government(more than what’s already being given).


THOMPSON, EVAN. “Should Colleges Offer Cheaper Tuition Due to Covid?”, 15 Mar. 2021,


Nichols, Taylor. “Should Students Pay Full Price for an Online Education during the Pandemic?” OnlineU, Optimal, 24 May 2021,

Hess, Abigail J. “Why Some Experts Say Coronavirus Could Lower the Cost of College-but Others Say It’s Unlikely.” CNBC, CNBC, 7 Oct. 2020,



Hubler, Shawn. “As Colleges Move Classes Online, Families Rebel against the Cost.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 15 Aug. 2020,


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