CoHE Warns Foundation Higher Education Institutions over Tuition Fees
Students, who cannot graduate within the standard period of study and
extend their study period, will be charged tuition fees only per course
or semester that requires repetition, not annually.
September 19, 2023
The Council of Higher Education has decided that students studying at
foundation higher education institutions who repeat a semester or extend
their standard period of study will not be charged an annual tuition fee,
but only per course or semester that requires repetition.
This fee will not be higher than the tuition fee for the standard period of
In the statement made by the Council of Higher Education, it was reminded
that the tuition fees to be charged from students in foundation higher
education institutions within the scope of the Higher Education Law No.
2547 will be determined by the Board of Trustees.
"The CoHE General Assembly had previously decided that the students who
proceed to the next year even though they have to retake the failed courses
will not be charged an additional fee in addition to the semester/annual
On the other hand, upon the complaints received by the Council that some
foundation higher education institutions demanded an annual tuition fee
instead of the remaining course fees from the students who could not
graduate within the standard period of study, the CoHE General Assembly
decided that if a student repeats the semester or exceeds the standard
period of study, the tuition fee to be charged will not be annual, but only
per course or semester that requires repetition, and this tuition fee will
not exceed the amount per course/credit that is required to be taken in the
The statement emphasized that all foundation higher education institutions
will be reviewed during the first audit period to ensure that they comply
with the decision.