Ministry of Finance: improve the policies of school service charge and agency charge

According to the Ministry of finance’s website on September 1, the Ministry of Finance printed and issued the policy of improving school service fees and fees on behalf of others. < p > < p > departments of education, development and Reform Commission, Department of finance, market supervision bureau, press and Publication Bureau of all provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities directly under the central government, education bureaus, development and reform commissions, finance bureaus, market supervision bureaus, press and publication bureaus of cities with separate plans, education bureaus and subordinate departments of relevant departments Colleges and Universities: < / P > < p > in order to implement the spirit of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China and the second, third and fourth plenary sessions of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, and further strengthen the construction of the governance system and governance capacity of education fees, the Ministry of education, the national development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of finance, the State Administration of market supervision, and the State Administration of news and publication have formulated them, which are hereby printed and distributed to you. Please implement them in combination with the actual situation. All localities should fully realize that further strengthening and standardizing the management of educational charges is an important part of consolidating and improving the system of raising educational funds through various channels and the cost sharing mechanism of non compulsory education, which is also an important responsibility of the joint conference office at all levels to control education charges, and to accelerate the promotion of educational financial governance system and governance capacity Important measures of modernization. We should fully implement the main responsibility of educational charge management according to the prescribed management authority, correctly handle the relationship between the government and the society and the educated, correctly handle the relationship between education fees and financial allocation and student subsidies, correctly handle the relationship between streamlining administration and delegating powers, combining decentralization with the optimization of services, and further improve the policy system, system and supervision system of education fees Education charge management ability. In order to issue education charging policies, all localities should comprehensively consider the level of economic and social development, the cost of education and training, and the affordability of the masses, conscientiously perform the relevant legal procedures such as cost investigation, decision-making hearing, public announcement, etc., grasp the timing and rhythm of policy introduction, and ensure the smooth and orderly promotion of various work. The introduction and implementation of education charging policies in all provinces should be reported to the Joint Conference Office of the national governance of education charging in a timely manner. All localities should adjust and improve the joint conference system for the control of education arbitrary charges at all levels, improve the working mechanism, conscientiously perform their duties, increase governance efforts, and seriously investigate and deal with the behaviors that damage the interests of the masses. The CPC Central Committee and the State Council have always attached great importance to the management of educational charges. Since the establishment of the national inter ministerial joint conference system for the control of education arbitrary charges, with the joint efforts of all relevant departments and local governments at all levels, the level of educational charges has remained basically stable, and the phenomenon of educational charging has been effectively curbed. However, with the development of economy and society, there are still some problems in the system and mechanism, policy implementation, supervision and management, and there is still a certain gap with the needs of education reform and development and the expectations of the people. In order to implement the spirit of the documents and further strengthen and standardize the management of education fees, the following opinions are put forward. Under the guidance of the thought of socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era, we should comprehensively implement the spirit of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China and the second, third and fourth plenary sessions of the 19th CPC Central Committee, thoroughly implement the spirit of the National Education Congress, always give priority to education, take the initiative to adapt to the new requirements of education, finance, taxation, price and other fields, and consolidate and improve the government investment The system of raising educational funds through channels, gradually improving the investment mechanism of various types of education at all levels and the cost sharing mechanism of non compulsory education, establishing and perfecting the policy system, system system and supervision system of education charges, improving the governance ability of education charges, continuously consolidating the governance achievements of education arbitrary charges, and promoting the development of education with fair and quality. < / P > < p > – adhere to the public welfare attribute and classified management. We should adhere to the public welfare of education and give full play to the leading role of the government in education. We should distinguish the different stages of compulsory education and non compulsory education, distinguish the different attributes of non-profit and profit-making private education, correctly handle the relationship between the government, society and the educated, and reasonably share the cost of education and training. < / P > < p > – adhere to hierarchical approval and territorial management. In the field of education, administrative and institutional charging items and standards shall be examined and approved at both the central and provincial levels, and the charging standards of schools affiliated to central departments shall be subject to territorial management. All provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities directly under the central government shall, in accordance with the prescribed administrative authority, formulate scientific charging policies, strengthen the management of charging items, reasonably determine the charging standards, and fully implement the main responsibility of educational charge management. < p > < p > – adhere to the problem-oriented, reform and innovation. We should continue to improve the management system of educational charges, improve the policy of educational charges, strengthen the management of charges in key fields and units, and strive to solve the problems of charging systems and mechanisms that are incompatible with the reform and development of education, and strive to solve the charging problems strongly reflected by the masses. We should comprehensively administer education according to law, adhere to the principle of administration and financial management according to law, strengthen supervision during and after the event, combine daily supervision with special supervision, and innovate the mode of charge supervision. The nine-year compulsory education system should be implemented. Compulsory education is fully included in the scope of financial security, and public compulsory education schools do not charge tuition fees and miscellaneous fees. All localities should strictly implement the compulsory education law, consolidate and improve the funding guarantee mechanism for compulsory education in urban and rural areas, adhere to the nine-year compulsory education system, and strictly prohibit the extension of the implementation scope of free education policy at will. The standard of exempting students from tuition and miscellaneous expenses in private compulsory education schools shall be implemented according to the standard quota of public funds per student; for the insufficient part of education and training cost per student, the non-profit legal requirements shall be strictly implemented and the charging standard shall be reasonably determined. It is strictly prohibited to collect donations linked to enrollment. Schools or other social organizations that recruit students at the stage of compulsory education for professional training in literature and art, physical education, etc. in accordance with the relevant provisions of the state, the tuition and miscellaneous fees collected shall not include the tuition and miscellaneous fees that are exempted according to regulations for students to complete the nine-year compulsory education courses. < p > < p > adhere to the implementation of non compulsory education training cost sharing mechanism. The non compulsory education adopts the input mechanism of government investment, reasonable share of the educated, and other financing channels. According to the cost of running a school, the level of economic development and financial situation, each province should implement and dynamically adjust the standard of financial allocation per student or the standard of per student public fund for public kindergartens, ordinary senior high schools, secondary vocational schools, higher vocational colleges and ordinary undergraduate colleges. The school charges tuition fees from the educated according to a certain proportion of the average annual education and training cost, and comprehensively considers the actual cost to charge the accommodation fee to the lodging students. Students from poor families can enjoy the reduction and exemption policy according to the relevant provisions of the state. Each province should reasonably determine the proportion of tuition fees of public kindergartens, ordinary senior high schools and secondary vocational schools in the average annual education and training cost. At present, the proportion of tuition fees in the average annual education and training cost of public institutions of higher learning should not exceed 25%. All localities should reasonably determine the proportion according to the level of economic and social development, training costs and the affordability of the masses. < p > < p > for kindergartens run by the armed forces that recruit children of local personnel and enjoy subsidies from the local people’s government, fees shall be charged in accordance with the relevant provisions of public kindergartens; for those who do not enjoy subsidies, fees shall be determined reasonably by the military in accordance with relevant national policies. The charging policies for Sino foreign cooperation in running schools and part-time postgraduate education shall be formulated by the provinces. < p > < p > adhere to the implementation of classified management of private education fees. According to the relevant provisions of the law on the promotion of private education, the specific measures for charging fees for non-profit private schools shall be formulated by the provincial people’s government; the charging standards for profit-making private schools shall be regulated by the market and determined by the schools themselves. The fee standard of inclusive private kindergartens is determined according to the administrative measures for the determination of inclusive private kindergartens issued by the provincial people’s governments, the charging levels of public kindergartens and inclusive private kindergartens are considered as a whole, and reasonably determined in combination with the economic development level, the affordability of the masses, the cost of running the kindergarten and the level of financial subsidies. All localities should speed up the formulation and implementation of inclusive financial subsidy standards for private kindergartens, implement public funding subsidies for private schools at the stage of compulsory education, strengthen the regulation and control of charging standards, and resolutely prevent excessive charges. For private schools established before November 7, 2016, the charging policy shall be managed according to the non-profit private schools before completing the relevant procedures of classification registration. To improve the policies of school service charge and agency charge. In addition to completing the normal tasks of conservation, education and teaching, the school provides students with relevant convenient services for their study and life, and organizes activities such as research travel, after-school services and social practice. The service fees corresponding to the part borne by the students or their parents can be charged according to the voluntary and non-profit principles. If the relevant services are provided by institutions or individuals outside the school, the school can collect and pay the relevant fees. The specific policies of school service charge and agency charge are formulated by each province. The items that have been explicitly prohibited or explicitly stipulated by the state to be guaranteed by finance shall not be included in the service fees and fees on behalf of others. Schools shall not set up service fees and fees on behalf of others without authorization, and shall not obtain price differences in the collection of fees. Students and parents shall not be forced or implied to purchase the designated teaching auxiliary software or materials, and shall not add relevant fees through the form of opening school in advance or in disguised violation of regulations Use. Neither the on campus dormitory nor the off campus student apartment run by social forces shall be forced to provide relevant living services or bundle the service charge with the accommodation fee. The school’s self-management canteen should collect food expenses from students who want to eat. It should adhere to the principle of public welfare, and should not take profit-making as the purpose. < / P > < p > improve the charging policy for Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan students studying in the mainland. For students from Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and overseas Chinese studying in the mainland and in primary and secondary schools and kindergartens, the same charging policy as mainland students shall be implemented in accordance with relevant provisions; for those who are admitted to ordinary institutions of higher learning and scientific research institutes in the mainland, the same charging standards shall be applied in accordance with the relevant provisions. < / P > < p > improve the charging policy for international students. For international students studying in public primary and secondary schools and kindergartens, the charging policy is formulated by the provinces. The school fee policy for the children of foreigners shall be formulated by the school itself. The charging standard of self funded international students accepted by colleges and universities should be reasonably determined according to the local economic and social development level and training cost, so as to avoid vicious competition. According to the agreement between the Chinese government and the sending country, the charging policy shall be implemented in accordance with the relevant provisions. To establish and improve the dynamic adjustment mechanism of educational charging standards. All localities should, in accordance with the prescribed administrative authority and the principle of localized management, comprehensively consider the factors such as the level of economic and social development, the cost of education and training, and the affordability of the masses, reasonably determine the charging standards of public schools, such as tuition fees and accommodation fees, and establish a dynamic adjustment mechanism of charging standards corresponding to the funding and funding levels. If there is any change in the school’s charging policy, it should be publicized to the public before the release of the enrollment brochures. We should encourage all localities to adapt to the teaching organization mode under the flexible educational system and explore the implementation of credit system charging management in Colleges and universities. In principle, the total amount of tuition fees paid by students for normal completion of their studies according to the credit system training program shall not be higher than that of the school year system after approval,