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Re: Tuition at schools and universities

From: Thad Guidry <thadguidry@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2018 12:00:44 -0400
Message-ID: <CAChbWaP9p5eC+xiPvJfO8G1c67wvzSCqUOa028w87tUh5bkjzQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Phil Barker <phil.barker@pjjk.co.uk>
Cc: public-schemaorg@w3.org
The cost of a Course is different than the cost of a semester at a School,
commonly known as "tuition" and sometimes amalgamated as "cost of
Perhaps we can skip the "tuition" question completely...it seems its
subjective and the data collection is done by Governments already in most
In the USA, the US Congress and Department of Education collect the CoA
(Cost of Attendance) and publish this updated data every year.

Thanks Phil.
I think we can move on and skip the need for this "tuition" property and
leave it for others to maintain and collect the variable yearly data around

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On Wed, Sep 26, 2018 at 3:22 AM Phil Barker <phil.barker@pjjk.co.uk> wrote:

> No magic eggs from me Thad :) I suspect it's some Google custom search
> magic that sees the link between tuition (in sense of teaching or
> instruction, not as shorthand for paying for it) and educational
> establishments.
> Here's how we answered the use case of finding the cost of a course:
> https://www.w3.org/community/schema-course-extend/wiki/Cost_of_course
> (with link to the discussion, if you want to dig through why it's not a
> direct property)
> (That reminds me, there's a lot on that community group wiki that I should
> put in to the schema.org git hub wiki)
> Phil
> On 25/09/18 23:58, Thad Guidry wrote:
> So I did a quick search to try to find "tuition" or "tuition fee", a new
> property exposed in Wikidata now with
> https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Property:P5894
> When I tried our search it came back with 2 Type results... School and
> CollegeOrUniversity
> as shown here:
> https://cse.google.com/cse?cx=003736913799082383568:c44bi0_xxek
> But when I search our Github repo... the term "tuition" is no where to be
> found in Code.
> So why is it showing up for those 2 Types ?  Puzzled...
> (I wonder if Phil Barker stored some magic easter eggs somehow ?)
> Anyways, I need help mapping the new Wikidata property, but it doesn't
> seem like we expose "tuition" or "tuition fee" through a direct property
> but instead through our standard "makesOffer" -> "Offer" ?
> -Thad
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