Finance Ministry Demands Israeli Students Agree to Tuition Hike

Representatives from the ministry's Budget Department meet with student union leaders, say they will act unilaterally if students refuse.

The Finance Ministry is planning a substantial tuition increase in higher education institutions and is also exploring the possibility of cutting the institutions’ budgets, Haaretz has learned, following a meeting Monday night between representatives of the ministry’s Budget Department and Uri Rashtik, the chairman of the National Union of Israeli Students.