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Tuition or tuition fees refers to the charge or fee paid for educational instruction at an institution, such as a private boarding school or a higher education institution. In Middle English tuicion or tuicioun and in Latin tuitio mean “to look after, to watch, to protect.” The tuition payments are used to cover the cost of the educational instructions (e.g., instructors’ salaries, libraries, educational equipment, and materials) at the institution. Tuition is the main part of the cost of attendance at an educational institution, excluding other expenses such as room and board, transportation, and books.

Each institution has different methods to obtain the tuition from students—either directly from students and parents or through grants, bursary, scholarship, financial aid, and educational loans, as well as work-study ...

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