Dilla University

Cost sharing

Starting from 2003/04 academic year students enrolled in public Universities were required to cover their costs of education. Such cost includes full costs related with boarding and lodging and minimum 20% of tuition related costs. This cost sharing scheme imposes a pre-condition on every student to enter a written contract agreement with the respective institution before he is allowed to pursue his education.

Cost sharing is considered as a government loan program for higher education student to cover partial cost of teaching and learning. It is applicable to students who have completed there study and who is drew or withdraw public higher learning institution. The applied ratio is:-

  • Beneficiaries are entitled to born 100% of their food and boarding expenses/costs. They are expected to cover at least 15% of the total direct cost of education.
  • Every beneficiary who takes 15 credit hours or more than 15 credit hours courses shall pay the full cost for his/her food and boarding expenses and 15% of the total tuition fee calculated for a regular student of his/her department.)
  • Every beneficiary who takes less than 15 credit hours and above 8 credit hours shall pay the full cost for his/her food and boarding expenses and ¾ of the 15% of the total tuition fee calculated for a regular student of his/her department.
  • Every beneficiary who takes less than 9 credit hours and above 5 credit hours shall pay the full cost for his/her food and boarding expenses and ½ of the 15% of the total tuition fee calculated for a regular student of his/her department.
  • Every beneficiary who takes less than 6 credit hours shall pay the full cost for his/her food and boarding expenses and ¼ of the 15% of the total tuition fee calculated for a regular student of his/her department. Taking this given fact into consideration to simplify the process the following policy direction is proposed.

The students once gradated will start making payment within six months after graduation if earning income or within a maximum of one year after graduation, in the form of Graduate Tax of at least 10% of the monthly income. He/She is expected to pay all of his costs within a maximum of 15 years.

Beneficiary’s Share and Mode of Application

  1. The beneficiary shall pursue his education after entering a written contract agreement with the respective institution for the future discharge of the amount of cost to be borne by him referred. This contract document is a legal document.
  2. Any beneficiary who discontinues or completes his education shall be given a document stating the amount owed. The document shall have full name of the beneficiary, address, photo and other relevant information.
  3. Only an Ethiopian national is eligible for pursuing his higher education or training upon the contractual commitment for future payment, in cash or in service, of his share of the cost in the form of graduate tax.

Obligations of the Beneficiary

  1. A beneficiary employed by any employer has the following obligation:
    1. to inform the full address of his place of work and information pertaining to prior employment through the employer to the Federal Inland Revenue Authority;
    2. to start paying the amount required of him/her on monthly basis in the form of graduate tax;
    3. to submit the contract document entered to the employer and assist the employer to withhold part of his/ her monthly salary and pay to the Government every month.
    4. A Beneficiary who violates any of the obligations shall be liable in accordance with the Income Tax Proclamation.