What is Tuition?
Tuition is the money you pay to attend classes and earn credits toward a degree.
Hi, I'm Michelle Wilson for About.com. Today I'm going to explain one of the three major costs of attending college: tuition.Tuition is at the core of college expenses. It's the money you pay to attend classes and earn credits or units toward a degree. So where exactly does that money go? Well, tuition goes towards the institution's expenses, such as faculty and staff salaries, facility maintenance and upkeep, computers or other equipment, and operating costs such as electricity, internet access, and more. Without tuition, it would be impossible for many colleges and universities to operate and provide a quality learning experience for students. It's easy to see why tuition is so essential.I hope you learned something new about college tuition. Thanks for watching. For more information, please visit About.com.