The Intercity Student Consultation (ISO) reports that universities will receive less money than in previous years. This is shown in the Miljoenennota, the government’s yearly spending bill, published on Tuesday. Universities collectively receive 52 million euros less, while student numbers are rising. As a result, universities can spend about 100 euros less per student. The quality of education will suffer, fears ISO president Demi Janssen.
Students themselves will also suffer. Tuition fees have been set at 2530 euros for the 2024-2025 academic year, over 200 euros more than in the current academic year. The ISO wants a maximum rate for tuition fees and an interest ceiling on student loans to prevent even higher costs.