Treasury to raise university tuition prices

A late-night meeting between finance ministry officials and student leaders last Monday revealed that the treasury is planning a multi-million shekel cut to the higher education budget, which will lead to a major increase in university tuition costs and likely to department closures and faculty firings, writes Ron Friedman for The Times of Israel.

The deputy head of the ministry’s budget department, Yoni Regev, told National Student Union head Uri Rashtik that the planned cuts could reach hundreds of millions of shekels, which in turn would lead to a double-digit increase in tuition costs starting the next academic year, Channel 10 reported. University students typically pay around NIS10,000 (US$2,750) in annual tuition fees for a full-time programme.
Full report on The Times of Israel site