Tuition Reset Garners National Attention
In January, Cornish College of the Arts announced a tuition reset for 2019-20. As the first college in Seattle to do this — and the first arts college nationally — the announcement quickly garnered attention from the press. Following are the reactions from around the country.
Diverse – January 30, 2019
Cornish College of the Arts has announced it will lower tuition by 20 percent, resetting it to prior levels in an effort to address long-term student loan debt and make the institution more accessible to students. The college becomes the first art school in the nation to implement a tuition reset. READ MORE
Crosscut – January 31, 2019
Corinne Wheeler was on the bus commuting to the Cornish College of Arts when she opened her email and got the news: her tuition would be 20 percent cheaper next year.
“I was like, oh my god,” she said. “I was in shock. I sent a screenshot to my parents … and they were freaking out about it.” READ MORE
KCPQ 13 – February 1, 2019
As the cost of going to college continues to rise each year, a college right here in Seattle is giving students a break on their tuition. School officials say the reduction not only helps more students afford college but also helps students decrease their debts. WATCH THIS
Inside Higher Education – February 7, 2019
By Rick Seltzer
At the end of January, the Cornish College of the Arts announced that it will reset its tuition from $40,442 this year to $32,160 for all new and returning students in the 2019-20 academic year. In doing so, it believes it is the first fine arts school in the country to put a tuition reset in place. READ MORE