Almost a month before the start of classes, the Government authorized private schools to set the value of monthly fees “without limits.” The decision also applies to private universities. The measure is part of the deregulation of the economy proposed by Javier Milei's administration.
Starting in February, schools will be able to increase fee prices without previously informing the Secretary of Commerce, which was in charge of approving or rejecting the increase. The change was announced this Monday by the presidential spokesperson, Manuel Adorni, and published in the Official Gazette through resolution 51.
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The rule repealed by the Government established that private educational establishments had to report before October 31 of each year the amount of tuition for registration, re-enrollment, amount of fees, among others.
For his part, the Secretary of Commerce, Pablo Lavigne, pointed out that the objective of the measure is to “debureaucratize management, simplify the flow of information from society to the State, eliminate overlaps and reiterations that were detected in the regulations and promote adjustments.” necessary.”
Meanwhile, the measure was criticized by Walter Martello, Deputy Ombudsman of the province of Buenos Aires, who considered that it enables “private educational entities of all levels to set the price of their monthly fees without limits.”
In December 2023, the authorities authorized an increase of up to 30% in March in the fees of private schools with state subsidies in the province of Buenos Aires and CABA.
Private schools: what will happen to fees from February
Following the repeal of resolution 678/99, private colleges and universities will be able to make the adjustments they deem appropriate and establish the conditions of access to their services without controls or restrictions.
Starting in February, private schools will be able to decide unlimited increases on the non-subsidized percentage.
Starting in February, private schools will be able to decide unlimited increases on the non-subsidized percentage. (Photo: Laura Lescano/Télam)
However, private educational establishments must continue to inform families and provincial jurisdictions of fee increases.
Increases: how much the fees of Buenos Aires private schools will cost in March 2024
In more than 700 private schools in the City of Buenos Aires, fees will increase by an average of 30% in March:
Initial and primary level: fees range from $17,600 and $81,500, according to the state subsidy that ranges from 100 to 40%. “Common” middle schools (secondary): fees will range from $19,400 and $106,000. Technical secondary schools: the new ones values in December range from $22,000 and $121,200.
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Increases: how much will the fees of Buenos Aires private schools cost in March 2024
In the province of Buenos Aires, fees will have a 30% increase in the March 2024 fees. The fees for Buenos Aires private schools with state subsidies are as follows:
Initial and primary level: the fees of establishments with 100% state contribution will be $13,535 and $61,174 with 40% in March 2024. Secondary: vary between $14,918 and $79,491, according to the subsidy. Secondary technical, agricultural and specialized in art: fees for March 2024 will range from $17,200 to $90,980. Higher level: fees range from $19,488 to $77,641 next March.