Twitter Poll: Students, what do you think about the $70 per credit hour online course fee?

(Infographic by Kaylie McLaughlin | Collegian Media Group)

For 48 hours, a Twitter poll asked students how they feel about the student fees associated with online classes for the fall semester.

The fees are lower than usual online fees that are assigned to Global Campus courses, but some students have expressed concern on social media.

As the semester nears, courses that students enrolled in as face-to-face options are pivoting to distance or remote learning to accommodate COVID-19 classroom capacities and social distancing requirements.

Of the 226 respondents, 60.2 percent they aren’t a fan of the fees. An additional 18.1 percent indicated that the fees are “less than ideal, but OK.” About 6.2 percent said they “are fine” with the online fees.

The remaining 15.5 percent said they needed more information before coming to a decision.

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My name is Kaylie McLaughlin and I'm the ex-managing editor and audience engagement manager of the Collegian. Previously, I've been the editor-in-chief and the news editor. In the past, I have also contributed to the Royal Purple Yearbook and KKSU-TV. Off-campus, you can find my bylines in the Wichita Eagle, the Shawnee Mission Post and KSNT News. I grew up just outside of Kansas City in Shawnee, Kansas. I’m a senior in digital journalism with a minor in French and a secondary focus in international and area studies. As a third-generation K-Stater, I bleed purple and my goal is to serve the Wildcat community with accurate coverage.