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    Since I will be in Seoul before the start of school, could I pay the tuition at the

    Since I will be in Seoul before the start of school, could I pay the tuition at the institution in person?

    Is this sentence grammatically ok?

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    Re: Since I will be in Seoul before the start of school, could I pay the tuition at t

    It sounds OK to me. I still find the use of "tuition" rather than "tuition fees" clunky but so many people accept it, that I now do too.
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    Re: Since I will be in Seoul before the start of school, could I pay the tuition at t

    Hmm, I would almost say just the opposite - tuition fees seems almost redundant to my ear, unless I was trying to separate the tuition fees from some other kind of fee (say the athletic fee, library fee, or any of those many other student fees that get tacked onto the actual class cost).

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    Re: Since I will be in Seoul before the start of school, could I pay the tuition at t

    For me, "tuition" is simply another word for "teaching" (noun).

    I send my son for after-school maths tuition.
    How much does it cost?
    The tuition fees are actually pretty good. It's about 150 a term.
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    Re: Since I will be in Seoul before the start of school, could I pay the tuition at t

    Interesting, I've never heard of 'tuition' used as an alternate for 'teaching'.

    In your example, I'd probably say 'after-school tutoring'.

    Maybe this is another one of those differences between English variants? Hopefully others will chime in and see if that's the case, or if it's just a lack of awareness on my part!

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    Re: Since I will be in Seoul before the start of school, could I pay the tuition at t

    Tuition (click on the link).
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    Re: Since I will be in Seoul before the start of school, could I pay the tuition at t

    It is a BrE/AmE difference. In AmE, the word is used mostly to refer to payment for instruction. In BrE, it is used mostly to refer to the instruction itself.

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