CNBC - Some students are considering dropping out of college because of coronavirus

Indeed, Elise Awwad, vice president of strategic enrollment for the for-profit DeVry University, which typically costs between $20,000 and $33,000 per year for students who qualify for financial aid,  expects enrollment not to change significantly at her organization. 

“For DeVry University, because we’ve been in the online space for years, we are expecting somewhat similar levels of enrollment,” she tells CNBC Make It. “But we are also anticipating additional concerns, which is why we’re really focused on providing proactive care and making sure that we’re addressing those concerns and that students are making an informed decision before attending.” 

Awwad says because DeVry has long had online education offerings, it is prepared to offer the kinds of technological support that remote learning requires. She emphasizes that DeVry is offering one-on-one support to help face the “additional concerns” students might be dealing with emotionally. 

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