Starting from the 2023-2024 academic year, each full-time student will receive a tuition subsidy of NT$15,000.
On the 4th of July, Tatung University announced that starting from August 1st of this year, it will subsidize the tuition fees of all full-time students with NT$15,000 per person per year. In addition, the Ministry of Education will provide a subsidy of NT$ 35,000 per year for students at private colleges and universities starting from February next year. Therefore, Tatung University students will receive a total subsidy of NT$ 50,000 per year, equivalent to the tuition fees of public universities.
President Her, Ming-Guo stated that the total amount required for the annual tuition subsidy for the entire university is approximately NT$ 50 million, which will be funded through alumni donations. The Tatung University Board of Trustees approved this decision on the 3rd of July, making it applicable to both incoming freshmen and current students (undergraduate and graduate levels).
According to statistics from the Ministry of Education on the discrepancy in tuition and miscellaneous fees between public and private colleges and universities, the average annual difference is about NT$50,000 . The Executive Yuan recently announced a subsidy of NT$35,000 starting from next year. President Her said, “We still have a remaining gap of NT$15,000, which will be covered by Tatung University through scholarships.
The founding spirit of Tatung University is to promote education for the public welfare, and from its establishment, it has charged fees comparable to public universities. In response to changes in the population, talent needs, faculty structure, and teaching quality, the university launched the “Tatung University 2026+ Plan” in 2016, and it was updated to the “Tatung University 2031+ Plan” in 2021. With financial stability, the university achieved the goal of public university tuition ahead of schedule. In the future, it will gradually reduce the student-teacher ratio and enhance the quality of teaching, research, and counseling.