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      Archive: 4/9/2013

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        4/9/2013, Nisan 29, 5773

      Finance Ministry Planning Significant Tuition Increase

      The Ministry of Finance plans to significantly increase tuition fees at institutes of higher education and is looking into cutting the budgets of these institutions. The chairman of the Israel Student Union, Ori Reshtik, was informed of the Ministry’s plans during a meeting Monday night with representatives of the Treasury’s Budget Department.

      A statement by the Student Union following the meeting said that the Treasury demanded that the students take part in the negotiations on raising the tuition, and that they had been told that if they refuse to do so, the decision on the tuition hike will be made unilaterally.