According to a Carnegie Mellon press release,
$450 per student... totaling $7 billion for all universities.
They want remote access, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; and they have a
law that they are twisting into knots to suggest that it's a legal
requirement. The last time we had this issue was with the phone
companies; they made a fuss at the time, as well, but it ended up being
settled when the government offered to pay a substantial portion of the
cost. Sadly, I predict that this dispute will end the same way.