Egypt Holds 7% Tuition Increase Limit On Private Schools

October 12, 2022


Despite rising inflation and a falling pound, Egypt’s newly appointed Minister of Education Reda Hegazy has kept the 7% tuition increase restriction for private schools.

Private schools have faced a strict cap on tuition increases the past four years after parents urged the Education Ministry to prevent what they saw as arbitrary increases.

Private schools with tuition fees of EGP 10,000 annually have been limited to raising costs by only 7% per year on their 2015-2016 fees, which the government deemed their baseline year. Meanwhile, schools with yearly tuition costs less than EGP 10,000 are subject to a 10- 25% limit on tuition cost increases.