The Management of the Wisconsin International University College Ghana (WIUC-GH) with immediate effect has given students 6% to 12% discounts in tuition fees.
The deduction amount estimated to be 200 to 300 Ghana cedis is in line with the University’s initiative at reducing the financial distress many students faced amid the outbreak of COVID-19.
Additionally, students who have outstanding late registration penalties to make have been waived until the next academic year. Meanwhile, students who already paid fees before this concession would have their fees credited the following semester.
The Wisconsin University long-standing policy of flexibility in the payment of tuition fees gives students the opportunity to spread payment of fees throughout the entire semester.
According to the University, a lot of students came with complaints of inability to raise funds to pay their fees amid the novel coronavirus with its associated lockdowns leading to business closures.
The announcement of the discounts and waivers have been met with mixed reception. While others thought the discount was woefully inadequate, many welcomed the university’s noble gestures alluding compared to its competitors Wisconsin International University College per capita has offered the biggest relief.
As many universities have remained silent providing concession to its students in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, many have commended the management of Wisconsin International University College for the step taken.