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Harvard University's undergraduate and graduate students will continue with online coursework into the 2020-2021 academic year as the nation continues to grapple with the effects of the novel coronavirus pandemic, school officials announced Monday.
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The Cambridge, Massachusetts, Ivy League school announced the decision on its website, writing that when the first semester of the school year begins as scheduled on Sept. 2, 2020, “all course instruction” will be done online.
Tuition for the fall semester will cost $24,827, the same as it would for on-campus learning, according to the university. Students will also be charged $2,157 in fees for the semester for a grand total of $26,984.
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“Students will learn remotely, whether or not they live on campus,” the school said.
University officials also said they would allow only 40 percent of undergraduates on campus in an effort to reduce density and prevent the spread of COVID-19. All freshmen will be invited, along with some other students who face challenges learning from afar.
In deciding which students to invite, Harvard's president said he “could not help but recognize the unique position that first-year students find themselves in, making the transition to college in these strange times.”