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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

by Monica Levitan

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

by Agueda Pacheco Flores

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

BY Lamonica Peters

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

Puget Sound Business Journal – March 1, 2019

by Patti Payne

Cornish College of the Arts has lowered its tuition to make the institution more accessible as the new president considers expanding to include more technology-based classes. READ MORE

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