Simple Definition of tuition
: money that is paid to a school for the right to study there
: teaching that is done especially for a single person or small group
Examples of tuition in a sentence
Her uncle agreed to pay part of her tuition.
There's going to be a tuition increase next year.
Before the company transferred her to Mexico, they offered her private tuition in Spanish.
Did You Know?
The sense of tuition meaning "teaching" or "instruction" is mostly used in Britain today. In the U.S., tuition almost always means the costs charged by a school, college, or university for that teaching. Those costs have tended to rise at an alarming rate in recent years. Around 2010 a student could receive a four-year college education (tuition, room, and board) at an inexpensive public university for less than $50,000, but might have to pay more than $200,000 at an expensive private college or university.
Origin and Etymology of tuition
Middle English tuicioun protection, from Anglo-French, from Latin tuition-, tuitio, from tueri to look at, look after
First Known Use: 15th century
TUITION Defined for Kids
Definition of tuition for Students
: money paid for instruction (as at a college)
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