Universities announce fee cuts to reduce strain on families

Some universities in Dubai have slashed tuition fees to help ease financial pressures on students and their families sparked by the coronavirus pandemic, writes Anam Rizvi for The National.

The move comes after schools across the Emirates announced discounts to reduce the burden on parents affected by the damaging economic impact of COVID-19. Schools and universities in the UAE have shut their doors to stem the spread of the disease and set up distance learning to continue the academic year.

Canadian University Dubai reduced its fees by 30% for existing and returning students, while the University of Wollongong in Dubai offered a 25% discount to all new students for the summer intake in June and for autumn entrants in September.
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