Education body cautions private universities over extra fee

Türkiye’s top higher education body has cautioned private universities in response to reports that they are charging an annual fee from students who extend their studies or fail courses rather than charging on a per-course basis, reports Hurriyet Daily News.

“It has been previously decided by the Higher Education General Assembly that no additional fee shall be charged for lower-level courses that a student failed and needs to retake,” said a statement by the country’s Higher Education Board (YÖK).

On the other hand, the statement said that a large number of students filed a complaint that some private universities are requesting an annual fee from students who extend their studies, instead of charging for the courses they fail to complete within the regular duration of their education. The statement also said the implementation of the relevant decision by universities will be audited.
Full report on the Hurriyet Daily News site