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Texas Tech loses millions in revenue from cutting online distance and learning fee

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

Texas Tech lost $11 million in revenue from cutting one fee from this fall's tuition rate. 

The online distance and learning fee, a substantial cost for the university to eat in its transition to more online learning. President Lawrence Schovanec addressed the financial problems during a state-wide higher education webinar Wednesday afternoon. 

He says, while its part of the university accommodating student's needs, it's not cheap. 

"Personnel is the primary reason, but there's overhead costs. There's issues of ADA compliance that are very significant. I have written to many parents who pose that question: 'I'm not getting the same face-to-face experience ,why don't you reduce tuition?' We're not going to reduce tuition, but we have reduced fees," he said.

The university's slashed almost all fees for students living out of the area and some fees are optional. Students on-campus don't have to pay a rec center fee of the athletics fee.



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