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Tuition is the associated charges or fees for learning at a college or university. Tuition usually applies to one academic year of class—generally from September to April. Tuition typically increases each year, with some schools raising fees by three percent annually. For those who cannot pay their fees on time, financing plans such as tuition deferment or government-assisted programs are available. 

Tuition refers to the cost required to attend a postsecondary institution. International students’ tuition is typically higher than that of domestic students and fees are higher for university students than those enrolled in applied college programs. Financial aid such as grants, scholarships, loans and work-study programs provide solutions to increasing tuition costs.