New regulations have been implemented in Saudi Arabia to address concerns regarding high private school tuition fees and ensure fair pricing for parents while also considering the school owners’ needs. The Ministry of Education will establish a committee responsible for setting guidelines and controls for tuition fees, reviewing private schools’ commitment to registering their fees and notifying parents of any changes at least a year in advance. Private schools must submit an annual report to the minister, including the reasons for any changes in fees, proposed solutions, and the committee’s recommendations.
The schools are also required to register their fees and changes through the National Education Portal, and any changes made after the registration period will not be considered. In the case of disputes, the ministry’s website will serve as a reference for tuition fees. The committee will make decisions by majority vote, with the chairman breaking any ties.