Tuition payments Wikipedia open wikipedia design. Tuition payments, usually known as tuition in American English and as tuition fees in Commonwealth English, are fees charged for students looking for a higher education. Tuition payments are charged by colleges and universities include costs for lab equipment, computer systems, libraries, facility upkeep and to provide a comfortable student learning experience. References[change | change source] ↑ "Fast Facts". Retrieved 3 January 2014. This short article can be made longer. You can help Wikipedia by adding to it. This page is based on a Wikipedia article written by contributors (read/edit).Text is available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license; additional terms may apply. Images, videos and audio are available under their respective licenses.