For the first time ever in the history, the government of Andhra Pradesh has fixed a fee structure from nursery to X standard in private unaided schools, and also for intermediate courses in private unaided junior colleges from 2021-22 to 2023-24.
Principal Secretary of School Education, B Rajasekhar on Tuesday said that the AP School Education. He said that the Regulatory and Monitoring Commission (APSERMC) held meetings regarding this in March and determined the fee structure for the block period 2021-22 to 2022-23. He even added that the commission has taken the plight of poor and middle-class sections into consideration while fixing the fee structure.
Fee structure :
• Rs 10,000 for primary education (nursery to V standard) and Rs 12,000 for high school education (VI standard to X standard) in panchayats
• Rs 11,000 for primary education (nursery to V standard) and Rs 15,000 for high school education (VI standard to X standard) in municipalities
• Rs 12,000 for primary education and Rs 18,000 for high school education in municipal corporations
• Rs 15,000 for MPC and BiPC and Rs 12,000 for other groups in panchayats
• Rs 17,500 for MPC and BiPC and Rs 15,000 for other groups in municipalities
• Rs 20,000 for MPC and BiPC and Rs 18,000 for other groups in municipal corporations
Through the Government Orders MS No.53 and No. 54, commission has specified fee which is inclusive of tuition fee, prospectus and registration fee, admission fee, examination fee, laboratory fee, sports fee, computer laboratory fee, library fee, extracurricular activities fee, student welfare fund, student health care scheme, study tour, alumni and any other similar fee related to academics.
Corporate colleges, which collect additional coaching for entrance examinations up to ₹5 lakh per annum, have been disallowed from collecting this kind of additional fees irrespective of their location of operation — panchayat, municipality or municipal corporations.