In the statement made by YÖK, it was stated that the Board took a decision for students studying at foundation higher education institutions and repeating a semester or extending the normal education period.
In the statement, it was reminded that within the scope of the Higher Education Law No. 2547, the education and training fees to be collected from students in foundation higher education institutions will be determined by the board of trustees, and the following was stated:
“It has previously been decided by the General Assembly of Higher Education that no additional fee will be charged, in addition to the semester/annual fee, for the lower class courses that students who have passed to the next upper grade have failed to take and must retake. On the other hand, some foundation higher education institutions cannot graduate within the normal education period and cannot graduate from school. Upon the complaints received by our Presidency from the students who extended the term, regarding the request for an annual fee instead of the course fee for the course they failed, the General Assembly of Higher Education decided that if the student repeats a semester or exceeds the normal education period, the fee to be collected is not annual, but only per course or semester that requires repetition, and this fee is to be paid in any case. It has been decided not to exceed the amount per course/credit required to be taken in the relevant semester.”
In the statement, it was emphasized that it will be reviewed during the first audit period whether all foundation higher education institutions have acted in accordance with the decision.