the charge or fee for instruction, as at a private school or a college or university: The college will raise its tuition again next year.
teaching or instruction, as of pupils: a school offering private tuition in languages.
Archaic. guardianship or custody.
- tu·i·tion·al, tu·i·tion·ar·y [too-ish-uh-ner-ee, tyoo-], /tuˈɪʃ əˌnɛr i, tyu-/, adjective
- tu·i·tion·less, adjective
- self-tu·i·tion, noun
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How to use tuition in a sentence
Unfortunately, her family couldn’t afford to pay her tuition and expenses.How the Best Workplaces in Manufacturing have risen to the COVID-19 challenge | lbelanger225 | September 10, 2020 | Fortune
Guild works with companies to offer tuition reimbursement, online programs, and degrees to their employees.‘Don’t wait to be perfect:’ 4 top startup tips from a unicorn’s founder and investor | Beth Kowitt | September 6, 2020 | Fortune
tuition resets — a one-time reduction in tuition usually accompanied by cuts in financial aid — are also on the table for some schools.
Nor will she have to pay full tuition for a remote or hybrid education.With school plans unclear, affluent US parents are pursuing other options | Michelle Cheng | July 28, 2020 | Quartz
In addition to paying tuition, these students help professors conduct research, teach undergraduates, and help retain top faculty.ICE’s ruling is a staggering blow to the US’s computer science departments | Karen Ho | July 9, 2020 | Quartz
“Roughly a third” of the tuition goes to instructors, according to one former coach who asked not to be named.
Now, tuition accounts for an average of 36 percent of their operating budgets.The Student Loan Crisis That Isn’t About Kids at Harvard | Monica Potts | November 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And why has tuition risen so sharply at public universities?The Student Loan Crisis That Isn’t About Kids at Harvard | Monica Potts | November 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Branson School holds an elite reputation in tony Marin County, charging around $40,000 a year for tuition.
It covers kindergarten through 8th grade and has $3,825 annual tuition, but fundraising allows many to get $1,500 in tuition aid.
In short, Marcella had been too long under her tuition, to become a willing devotee to the monastic rites of the Romish Church.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
He may, if he desires to assist himself, have recourse to literary labor, or to tuition.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness | Florence Hartley
Of course, their tuition fees—one hundred and seventy-five dollars each—for the year had been already paid.Ruth Fielding At College | Alice B. Emerson
There is no inducement to admit a pupil for the sake of the tuition fees, or for the purpose of adding to the number of scholars.Thoughts on Educational Topics and Institutions | George S. Boutwell
They very soon became expert swimmers, by the way, under my tuition.The Adventures of Louis de Rougemont | Louis de Rougemont
British Dictionary definitions for tuition
instruction, esp that received in a small group or individually
the payment for instruction, esp in colleges or universities
- tuitional, adjective
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