CSU Goes Online for the Fall — a Costly Decision?

The decision by California State University (CSU), the country’s largest four-year public university system, to continue holding virtually all classes online in the fall 2020 semester has led to an uproar among current and future students — and their parents.

In a letter, CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White wrote the decision was prompted by fears of a second wave of COVID-19 in the fall. “This planning approach is necessary because a course that might begin in a face-to-face modality would likely have to be switched to a virtual format during the…