Ministry lays out new tuition fee policies

Students of a pirmary school in HCMC. Children of those who have suffered industrial accidents or occupational hazardous diseases will enjoy 50 percent tuition fee exemption (Photo: Cat Tuong)

The Ministry of Education and Training on December 5 announced new tuition fee policies, by which students who study the Royal music of Hue, Vietnamese traditional operetta, classical drama, Cai Luong theater and circus art, will be exempt 70 percent of actual fee.

Preschool students and children of those who have suffered industrial accidents or occupational hazardous diseases will enjoy 50 percent tuition fee exemption.

Children from families whose economic condition is close to poverty line or earn less than VND400,000 a person per month and students of vocational schools will be exempt 50 percent of fee charge.

The Ministry also regulates that a student who receives many support policies at the same time will enjoy the highest among them.

Those who earn a salary amount while studying will not receive tuition exemption.

Post-graduate students also will not be eligible for tuition fee exemption.

By Phan Thao - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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