New tuition fee levels to apply in next academic year

The Department of Education and Training and the Department of Finance in Ho Chi Minh City on August 27 issued instructions to collect tuition fees and other charges from parents for the next academic year 2012-2013.

Students of Nguyen Van Troi Primary School in district 4 study English language ( For illustration purpose only)

According to the Department of Education and Training, public pre-schools in inner-city districts will collect VND50,000 per student and their counterparts in suburban districts will charge VND30,000 per school-going child. 

Students of primary schools are exempt from tuition fees, while junior high school students will pay VND15,000 for inner-city district schools and VND10,000 for suburban district schools.

Senior high school students will be charged VND30,000 and VND25,000 for inner-city and suburban schools while students at gifted senior high schools will have to pay VND45,000.

The guidelines also mention self-financing pre-schools in inner-city districts who will collect VND250,000 per student and their counterparts in suburban districts will charge VND200,000 per child.

Students of primary schools will be charged VND80,000 and VND70,000 for inner-city and suburban districts while junior high school students will pay VND90,000 for inner-city district schools and VND80,000 for suburban district schools. Senior high school students will be charged VND110,000 and VND90,000 for inner-city and suburban schools respectively.

Furthermore, tuition fee for two study shifts will be VND30,000 for a primary student, VND40,000 for a junior high school student and VND50,000 for a senior school student.

Fee for foreign language education will be VND50,000 for a primary student, VND60,000 for a junior high school student and VND70,000 for a senior school student.

Apart from this, senior high schools Le Quy Don, Nguyen Hien and Nguyen Du will collect tuition fee according to new regulations.

Tenth grade students will pay VND890,000 per month, eleventh graders will pay VND850,000 per month and twelfth graders VND900,000 per month. The People’s Committee will consider the tuition fee level for three special schools.

Policies for exemption of tuition fees will apply to poor students and beneficiaries of social welfare.

All schools are asked to supply details of tuition fees on school notice boards for all parents to see, and provide receipts for all fees and charges. Schools are prohibited from spending contributions made by parents on teaching and learning activities or awards for staffs.

By staff writers - Translated by Quan Pham

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