UAE School Fees Rise! Abu Dhabi School Fees Expected to Raise This Year

The Educational Cost Index (ECI) and the authorized school fee structure for the academic year 2023-24 have been issued by Abu Dhabi’s Directorate of Education and Knowledge (ADEK).

This announcement follows three years of tuition freezes to help families both before and after the pandemic.

The fee increase is based on the emirate’s Educational Cost Index (ECI), created together with the Statistical Centre Abu Dhabi (SCAD), as well as each school’s Irtiqaa inspection scores.

Schools with an ‘Outstanding’ rating in the 2021-22 academic year have the opportunity to raise their fees by up to 3.94% for the following academic year, while those with a ‘Very Good’ rating are eligible for a 3.38% rise.

Schools with a ‘Good’ rating can boost their tuition prices by 2.81%, while schools with an ‘Acceptable,’ ‘Weak,’ or ‘Very Weak’ rating can raise their tuition fees by up to 2.25%.

Schools need to have been in business for a minimum of three years and follow the authorized updated fee structure to be eligible for a standard tuition fee increase.

According to the most recent Irtiqaa inspection reports, 11 schools were rated ‘Excellent,’ 37 schools were rated ‘Very Good,’ 85 schools were rated ‘Good,’ 63 schools were rated ‘Acceptable,’ and 1 school was rated ‘Weak.’

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