College & coronavirus: Contemplating the cost
Experts warn taking time off from school due to COVID-19 fears could have a lasting impact on students.
within days of students moving back on campus, dozens of colleges and universities reverse course, moving most, if not all, classes online. We're in unprecedented times year, but I think every student family needs to sit down and not panic. Recognizing decisions may now may impact a student's future just as a what do you do for the next year? But how is this going to affect the next you know 456 years of your life? The debate over paying tuition for an online experience has reached a fevered pitch. Many students opting out for a gap year. We're making some extra cash. Start making a little bit of money. They may never find their way back to these college goals and dreams, College wise Chief academic officer Arun Pant Asami says a college education is invaluable. It continues to be the probably the single most powerful tool in terms of social mobility upon Asami says students struggling with the change to their plans. I need a look at the big picture, the same reasons they were admitted to these colleges because their creative kids, because they're resilient, they'll be able to apply those same skill sets in that online or hybrid version. Experts say kids with fewer resources and debating college this fall may have the most to lose if they don't start college this fall, the likelihood of them reengaging is a lot lower. Those kids may never find their way back into college pandemics. Potential fallout reaching far beyond 2020 Dance Gentleman, NBC News