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### Increase of Up to 5.2% in Tuition Fees at Select Dubai Schools

Some private educational institutions in Dubai have been granted permission to increase tuition fees by up to 5.2 percent for the academic year 2024-2025, as stated by the emirate’s private education regulatory body.

The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) announced that only schools that either maintain or enhance their inspection ratings will be eligible for fee adjustments.

In the previous year, private schools in Dubai were authorized to raise fees by a maximum of six percent, following three years of fee stability due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Tuition Fee Adjustments

  • Schools that uphold their inspection ratings may raise tuition fees by up to 2.6 percent.
  • Institutions that experience a decline in their annual inspection ratings will not qualify for any fee increments.
  • Schools that progress from a rating of “weak” to “acceptable” or from “acceptable” to “good” have the opportunity to increase fees by up to 5.2 percent.
  • Those advancing from a “good” to “very good” rating can implement a maximum fee increase of 4.55 percent.
  • Schools elevating their status from “very good” to “outstanding” are eligible for a 3.9 percent fee hike.

These adjustments have been calculated based on the Education Cost Index provided by the KHDA, utilizing the audited financial statements of Dubai’s private schools to determine operational costs associated with delivering high-quality education.

Fee revisions are directly linked to the most recent inspection rating of each school, ensuring a fair and transparent process.

Dubai School Fee Structure for 2023-24

The alignment of fee adjustments with schools’ inspection ratings underscores the commitment to quality education while fostering competitiveness within the sector. This approach encourages schools to cater to the diverse needs of students, ensuring equitable access to high-quality education for all children.

The official announcement of school inspection ratings for the current year is expected before the conclusion of the academic year in June.

Educational Investment

Industry leaders such as Dino Varkey from Gems Education have welcomed the decision, emphasizing the opportunity to further invest in teachers, curriculum development, and infrastructure to enhance the overall learning experience for students.

Principals like Rashmi Nandkeolyar from Delhi Private School Dubai have expressed support for the initiative, highlighting the importance of supporting struggling schools to maintain educational standards.

As Dubai’s private school sector continues to expand rapidly in response to population growth, educational institutions are adapting to meet the increasing demand for quality education.

Fee Freeze by School Group

The Indian High Group of Schools, comprising three campuses in Dubai, has confirmed a freeze on tuition fees for the sixth consecutive year. Despite the challenging economic climate and rising operational costs, the group has chosen to maintain fee stability for the academic year 2024-2025.

This decision reflects the group’s commitment to supporting parents by providing financial relief and flexibility in prioritizing their children’s educational needs.

New Dubai Schools – Snapshot

Students at the forest school area at Gems Metropole School in Al Waha area in Dubai.

For more information, refer to the latest updates as of April 02, 2024, at 11:29 AM.