Small fortune needed to prepare for university

Attending a university or technology institute in Greece requires sacrifices from all the family. It is estimated that preparing a student for entrance examinations for higher education costs at least EUR14,000 (US$19,500), reports Konstantinos Menzel for Greek Reporter.

Despite going through a harsh financial crisis, offering adequate preparation for children remains a top priority for parents. In 2013, Greek households spent EUR1.05 billion for their children to attend middle and high school tutoring.

According to data from the Association of Educational Tutors of Attica, annual costs for extracurricular programmes for students in middle school start at EUR1,200 for six hours a week for nine months. Students attending the last grade of high school have to deal with annual costs of around EUR3,700, if they apply for top-ranking medical and polytechnic schools.
Full report on the Greek Reporter site