Paul L. Caron

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Williams College Cuts Tuition 15%, Cancels Fall Sports Due To COVID-19

Williams College, Coronavirus (COVID-19):

Williams (2020)Will tuition, room and board change to reflect all the changes on campus?
In recognition of the extraordinary circumstances and of this academic year and the uncertainty we face in the year ahead, the total cost of attendance has been reduced by 15%. Tuition, room, and board for the 2020-2021 academic year will be $63,200. Family contributions for students receiving financial aid will also be reduced by 15%. The Student Activities Fee has been eliminated for all students. Students who study remotely will not pay room and board for the time they’re not on campus. ...

Will there be athletic competition?
NESCAC and the NCAA have issued statements about expectations for a safe return to play. Those statements leave a great deal to the discretion of individual schools, but strongly recommend a phased approach to return to play and competition. This means that any athletic engagement will begin and proceed slowly and with an abundance of caution. Knowing how important athletics is in the lives of many students, we hope to provide opportunities for team engagement. Teams will be able to practice outside in small groups if they adhere to social distancing guidelines, and may progress to more game-like practice activities if conditions improve.

However it has been decided that Williams fall sports teams will not travel and compete during the fall semester. Our decision has been guided by the utmost attention to safety protocols to ensure the health and safety of our athletes, coaches, staff and community.

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Class act. Hope others schools follow.
Not a Williams parent but thank you!

Posted by: Alex Patino | Jul 1, 2020 4:25:14 PM

Even at today's prices, 4 x $63,200 = ample down payment on a good house.

Posted by: David Davenport | Jul 1, 2020 8:00:54 AM