tuition

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tuition teaching pupils individually (usually by a tutor hired privately)
    • n tuition a fee paid for instruction (especially for higher education) "tuition and room and board were more than $25,000"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: If the goverment passed a law that all the outdoor lighting in the united states had to be provided by low pressure sodium light bulbs, then they would save enough money to pay for evey college students tuition.
    • Tuition Especially, the act, art, or business of teaching; instruction; as, children are sent to school for tuition; his tuition was thorough.
    • Tuition Superintending care over a young person; the particular watch and care of a tutor or guardian over his pupil or ward; guardianship.
    • Tuition The money paid for instruction; the price or payment for instruction; as, tuition must be paid in full before graduation.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tuition Guard; keeping; protection; guardianship.
    • n tuition The particular watch and care of a tutor or guardian over his pupil or ward.
    • n tuition Instruction; the act or business of teaching the various branches of learning.
    • n tuition The fee for instruction.
    • n tuition Synonyms Tuition differs from the words compared under instruction chiefly in being a rather formal and business-like word: as, the charge for tuition is $100: it represents the act or series of acts, but not the art.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tuition tū-ish′un care over a young person: teaching, the fee paid for such
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Quotations

  • Walter Brunell
    Walter Brunell
    “Failure is the tuition you pay for success.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “An ounce of intuition is worth a pound of tuition.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. tuitio, protection, guarding, from tueri, p. p. tuitus, to see, watch, protect: cf. F. tuition,. Cf. Tutor
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. tuitiotuēri, tuitus, to see.

Usage

In literature:

This private tuition would not come to more than seven florins a month.
"Debts of Honor" by Maurus Jókai
The charge for tuition is $100 a year.
"The New England Magazine, Volume 1, No. 2, February, 1886." by Various
So I studied French and Italian under the tuition of the banished priest, to whose house I went regularly every evening to receive instruction.
"Lavengro The Scholar - The Gypsy - The Priest, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by George Borrow
Their tuition is paid by the district in which they reside.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 5, 1920" by Various
Under their tuition he improved wonderfully.
"Rookwood" by William Harrison Ainsworth
When I bring you a pupil you refuse to take money for his tuition.
"The Music Master" by Charles Klein
But there were gaps in her equipment that were not to be filled by any amount of tuition.
"The Squirrel-Cage" by Dorothy Canfield
Emil Wiegand was also born in Cincinnati, and had his first tuition on the violin from his father.
"Contemporary American Composers" by Rupert Hughes
But, distrustful of herself, she sometimes doubted if she were competent to undertake the task of tuition.
"The Young Lord and Other Tales to which is added Victorine Durocher" by Camilla Toulmin
Then, for a considerable time no charge for tuition was made, the pupils being simply required to pay for their school books.
"Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877" by James Kennedy
It was a free school, for the tuition was on Uncle Sam.
"Between the Lines" by Henry Bascom Smith
Some of the principals of schools told how they had accepted cotton as payment of tuition for some of their students.
"Booker T. Washington" by Emmett J. Scott and Lyman Beecher Stowe
The tuition is free, and in cases of extreme necessity a committee gives Students' Aid, in proportion to the need.
"The Making of a Trade School" by Mary Schenck Woolman
JAMES TAYLOR, D.D., and adapted to the purposes of Tuition by ALEX.
"Elements of Agricultural Chemistry" by Thomas Anderson
He was born in Westminster on the 5th of January 1773, and was first educated under the private tuition of the Rev.
"English Book Collectors" by William Younger Fletcher
And the end of the process of tuition is, what?
"Theism or Atheism" by Chapman Cohen
In the end he joined the Westfords, and fired his first shot over the parapet under direct tuition from his new friend.
"Mud and Khaki" by Vernon Bartlett
The enclosed will pay your tuition for two months longer.
"Macaria" by Augusta Jane Evans Wilson
It accommodates some nine hundred students, the tuition being free to all native applicants suitably prepared.
"Foot-prints of Travel" by Maturin M. Ballou
In these cases, there are poor schools for those who cannot pay tuition, thus affording school privileges to all.
"History of Education" by Levi Seeley
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In news:

Last Friday, President Obama visited the University of Michigan and outlined a new plan aimed at limiting tuition increases at US universities.
Indiana University might discount summer tuition.
Michael's celebrates 'Tuition Runs Out Day.
When Emily McLain decided to enroll at the University of Oregon, a significant part of the appeal was low tuition.
But for many families, the cost of tuition at top universities can be the biggest challenge.
Tuition is $40 per person.
Senate weighs bill to give in -state tuition to undocumented immigrants.
Florida Gov Rick Scott is refusing to drop his opposition to tuition hikes at the state's colleges and universities.
Scott will talk to a group of college trustees on Thursday where he will continue to insist that tuition be kept at current levels.
Tuition, books, and materials are provided free of charge.
LONG BEACH, Calif.—The governing boards of both California State University and the University of California on Tuesday heeded pleas from Gov Jerry Brown to postpone proposed tuition increases.
Students yesterday hold placards as they protest in front of the Ministry of Education, calling on the government not to raise university tuition fee s next year.
JMU Board OKs Tuition, Fee Increases.
Students at James Madison University will pay higher tuition and fees in the 2012-2013 academic year.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — University of Minnesota regents are considering a freeze on undergraduate tuition.
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