Spain Considers Raising University Tuition by 50%, El Mundo Says

Spain’s Education Minister Jose Ignacio Wert has suggested the country’s regional governments increase university tuition fees by as much as 50 percent, El Mundo reported, without specifying how it obtained the information.

Wert made the suggestion during a meeting today with university representatives, El Mundo said. The goal of the measure is for the regions won’t have to maintain the burden of financing 85 percent of university costs, the newspaper said.

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