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Students Withdrawing from State Universities due to High Tuition Fees

Monday, May 27, 2024

Prospective university students are backing away because they are unable to pay tuition fees. Some tuition reductions fail to make much of a difference.

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Students from various universities stage a protest demanding free and equitable education in front of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology building, Jakarta, May 2. TEMPO/Martin Yogi Pardamean . tempo : 172126636514.

THE dream of becoming an accountant has faded for Fitriani, an outstanding student accepted at the University of Riau (Unri). Since early May, she no longer hopes to attend the 3-year diploma program in accounting at the university. Her aspirations were shattered upon receiving a notification from Unri regarding the single tuition fee (UKT) she must pay. The amount was Rp8.5 million (about US$530) per semester.

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Shinta Maharani, Pribadi Wicaksono, Fachri Hamzah, Erwan Hermawan, Hussein Abri Dongoran, and Intan Setyawanty contributed to this article.

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