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Submission on the Tertiary Education 2021 Annual Maximum Fee Movement Notice of 2020

28 August 2020 | submissions

Universities New Zealand has made a submission on the Ministry of Education on is proposal to limit to 1.1% the annual increases that tertiary education organisations may make to fees and course costs charged to domestic students in 2021.

To ensure that universities can, to a small extent, cover actual cost increases and manage the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, UNZ recommends the maximum fee increase should be at least 1.5% in line with the consumer price index (CPI) increase of the same amount. This is a very modest increase, recognising that the student cohort will also be facing the economic impacts of COVID-19 in 2021 such as the availability of part-time work.