1. A fee charged for instruction at a school or university.

2. Teaching: instruction, especially when given individually or in a small group.
Like private schools or home teaching, tuition is charged. It isn't for free.
by Jafje April 18, 2007
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1. An imaginary number invented by college administrators to inspire fear in middle-class parents and new students.

2. An enormous fee that automatically rises at 3 times the rate of inflation.

3. The catch-all term for huge sums of money that young pepole start paying at age 18 or 19. Payments usually continue for the next 10-20 years.
College President: "What should Tuition be next year?"

Comptroller: "Let's me see... $38,000 has a nice ring to it. Of course, we always tack on another $6,000 in fees just for fun, not to mention mandatory health insurance and thost textbooks that cost $100 a pop."

College President: "Can we make it $39,000?"

Comptroller: "Why not? Works for me!"
by Peter Kobs February 12, 2010
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The price you pay for an instructor to spoon feed you information that can be found for free at the library or an online search because people are too lazy to go do it themselves. On the introductory level , power points are usually used , which are made by the publisher so the lazy instructor can have more time to go home and watch porn and eat chips during his supposedly "valuable time". Tuition prices can be astronomical, which sadly are on the rise to only allow the insanely wealthy to attend the lectures, and the poorer people having to work at Taco Bell.
Typical College Student: Man I cannot miss today's lecture, it is going to be important and I need to take lots and lots of notes, omg!

Smart Bystander: You are not missing anything, you are wasting your time sitting in the class when you can just read the textbook at home. The textbook has better "notes" in it then you will ever be able to take. You totally wasted your money on college tuition.
by TbagT August 12, 2013
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something that most Asians have and a synonym for torture
i hate going to tuition
by Asian_girl August 01, 2020
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An evil imaginary being, which can only be seen in a state of high (though sometimes in drunkness as well), which drains university/college students of their money through the traditional methods of collecting called tuition. First sighting occured at Simon Fraser University, more occurances are believed to occur at SFU and elsewhere.
Sober guy:"Dude I'm broke"
High guy:"YOu must've been ripped off by the tuition genie"
by MC the evil french clown May 21, 2008
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The one thing that's probably gonna keep you from going to college in the first place since their gonna charge you an arm and a leg ( and maybe your soul) just so they can teach you crap.
Prospective student: Awesome! I got accepted into Penn State! Now all I need to know is how much it's gonna cost. "Prospective student looks at college tuition bill for fall 2009"

Prospective student: "Blank expression on his face"

Tuition bill: Meets shredder

by x-crazy April 07, 2009
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When you get something in school that you didn't directly purchase but your tuition pays for it.
Person 1: "My teacher just handed me this digital camera for free for my photo class."
Person 2: "Dude, that's not free, your tuition payed for it."
Person 1: "Yeah, I know man, that's what you call 'tuition free'."
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