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Tuesday, 21 February 2017

AUC parents file lawsuit to protest the sharp rise in tuition fees

We’re trying to be sympathetic. We really are. But parents who (like many of us here) have enrolled your kids in schools / unis with foreign teachers: The khawaget ain’t gonna work for EGP. Dozens of angry parents of American University in Cairo (AUC) students have reportedly filed a lawsuit to protest the sharp rise in tuition fees, which have nearly doubled in EGP terms after 3 November float. Youm7 mistakenly reports that the lawsuit is a bid to force AUC to accept full tuition in EGP, but it seems likelier that the parents are trying to get the university to revert back to an EGP-based pricing scheme. While the university has quoted half of the tuition in EGP and the other half in USD since 2014, students are allowed to pay in either currency based on the prevailing exchange rate of the day, according to the AUC website. AUC Students had also organized protests against the tuition increase in November. The court is expected to speak on the case on 12 March.

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