Harvard University has announced that all classes will be taught online this Fall, but undergraduate tuition of nearly $50,0000 a year will remain unaffected.
“All course instruction (undergraduate and graduate) for the 2020-21 academic year will be delivered online,” Harvard officials wrote to the campus community. “Students will learn remotely, whether or not they live on campus.”
While most students will live at home, Harvard is allowing some students to live on campus this fall amid the coronavirus and plans to bring up to 40% of its undergraduates to campus, including all first-year students.
“This will enable first-year students to benefit from a supported transition to college-level academic work and to begin to build their Harvard relationships with faculty and peers,” the officials wrote. “Both online and dorm-based programs will be in place to meet these needs. Over the last few weeks, there has been frequent communication with our first-year students about their transition to Harvard and this will continue as we approach the start of the academic year.”
Payment for the first semester is not due until mid-August.