Published: 2017-12-14 14:31
Last Updated: 2017-12-14 15:09
University fees vary from one university to another in Jordan, depending on the subject you choose to study and whether the university is private or government-owned.
Member of Parliament Hassan Al Saud, who is also a member of the Parliamentary Finance Committee, has urged the government to reconsider the cost of studying at university, after noting that it costs more money to pursue “Nursery Studies” at the University of Jordan than it does to study Medicine.
“University fees have not been modified in years, and that’s something that we should look into,” Al Saud said during a meeting discussing the budget of the Ministry of Higher Education on Thursday.
Al Saud said, as an example, that the tuition fees of studying at the governmental Al-Balqa' Applied University is more expensive than earning a degree from the government-owned University of Jordan.
The MP further justified his request by saying that “it costs students 40 JOD (per credit hour) to study at Al-Hussein Bin Talal University, while students at the University of Jordan pay just 27 JOD (per credit hour) for studying the same subject.”
Al Saud assured the committee that he is against increasing tuition fees, but is all for giving financially disadvantaged students a bigger pool of universities to choose from.