Suara.com – To help students who have difficulty paying their tuition fees during the Covid-19 pandemic. The government will provide single tuition assistance (UKT) to 310,508 students.
Later, students who receive the assistance will receive IDR 2.4 million per student with a maximum limit of IDR 2.4 million for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati revealed that to fulfill the UKT program, the government has prepared a budget of at least Rp 745.2 billion.
“UKT is to pay tuition for Semesters 3, 5, and 7 for the 2021-2022 academic year. The target is 74 percent of active students from 419,605 students who do not or have not received KIP (Smart Indonesia Card) through college accounts,” Sri Mulyani said at a press conference. virtual, Wednesday (4/8/2021).
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So, said Sri Mulyani, students from groups affected by economic pressures do not have to be excluded drop out (DO) or expelled for not being able to pay tuition fees this semester.
“With this assistance, students, especially those from groups whose parents are under economic pressure, do not drop out just because they cannot pay tuition this semester,” he said.
Meanwhile, Mendikbudristek Nadiem Makarim said students who needed UKT assistance could register with the head of higher education which would then be submitted to the Ministry of Education and Culture.
“The process is the same as before, we will start distributing the aid directly to the respective universities,” he said.
In addition to UKT, the government is also continuing to provide free internet quota assistance from September to November 2021 to 26.8 million students, students, teachers and lecturers.
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Source: Suara.com – Kumpulan Berita Bisnis Hari Ini Yang Terbaru by www.suara.com.
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