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Richest Liberal Arts School In US Slashes Tuition By 15%, Cancels Athletics Program

• https://www.zerohedge.com, by Tyler Durden

Williams, which has a $2.9 billion endowment (as of June, 2019) will also be canceling sports competitions and travel for the season according to a Monday statement.

For the 2020-2021 academic year, Tuition, room and board will set back rich parents and lending institutions $63,200. Of note, four years at the university will set one back more than the average mortgage balance carried by millennials.

"This reduction recognizes the fact that the pandemic and associated challenges are requiring us to cancel winter study as well as fall athletics competition and many student activities, among other opportunities that we usually encourage families to expect as part of their student's education," said school President Maud Mandel.

Schools across the U.S. are coping with uncertainty for the year that begins in August or September as it's largely unclear whether in-person courses will be offered given the rise in Covid-19 cases. Students at dozens of schools have already balked at the full price for last semester's tuition with months of online classes, suing for billions of dollars in refunds. -Bloomberg


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