The current situation is that the admission fee is not returned even if you decline admission to the university, so a group of university students who collected signatures for 30,000 people met and extended the payment deadline so that you do not have to pay to the university that does not enroll. I sued.
On the 28th, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology met with a group of university students who signed online, calling for the need to pay the entrance fee to universities that do not enroll, and in just over a month it was 30,000. It means that the signatures of people have been collected.
At the meeting, the current situation is that the admission fee paid once is not returned even if you decline admission, and according to a survey conducted by the National Federation of University Life Cooperatives for parents, the amount paid to universities that do not enroll is national and public. It was explained that it was nearly 280,000 yen at a university and over 290,000 yen at a private university.
After that, the students will submit the collected signatures to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, organizations made by private universities, etc., and request the university to extend the deadline for payment of the entrance fee to the end of March, and also to the government. If a private university cannot be managed without an admission fee from students who do not enroll, we are requesting that we provide generous support to higher education institutions or individual students.
Asuka Itoi, the founder, said, "Last year, many students said that they couldn't attend university because of the corona sickness and couldn't agree with the tuition and facility maintenance costs. It may come and needs improvement. "
Expert "Structure that strongly depends on payments from students in the background"
Professor Hirokazu Ouchi of Chukyo University, who works to support students in financial distress, commented on the current situation regarding admission fees. It has been reduced year by year since 1980, and in recent years it has fallen below 10% of the ordinary expenses of private universities, and the background is that it has a structure that strongly depends on payments from students such as tuition fees, examination fees, and entrance fees. It is in. "
On top of that, "Since the outbreak of the Corona disaster, the economic situation of students has been declining in their own part-time job income and parents' income, so I feel that this request is urgent. 80% go to higher education institutions, but the ratio of public budget to higher education institutions in Japan is the lowest among OECD countries, and if the national budget is small, the ratio of private expenses will not be high. It is necessary to promote policies so that students do not feel unreasonable. "