Israeli Municipal School Fees - אגרת חינוך
Hebrew English Translation
Types of school payments
In addition to the municipal school fees - agrat hinuch - each school has a set of mandatory, special and voluntary payments that need to be made during the year.
- Mandatory payment (תשלום חובה / tashlum chova)
- Special payment (תשלום מיוחד / tashlum meyuchad)
- Voluntary payments (תשלומי רשות / tashlumei reshut)
- Voluntary purchases of services (רכישת שירותים מרצון / rechishat sherutim meratzon)
- Voluntary supplemental learning program
There is no flat rate. Each school determines its own fees
If you are unsure about what you are being asked to pay for, you have the right to request a written description of the costs, from the school, including which are mandatory and which are voluntary.
- For more information or explanations about school fees, contact your municipal Department of Education.
- Fees that remain unpaid at the due date are subject to interest and other fees as laid out by the law.
- Fees can be paid at your municipal office, the post-office, Bank Hapoalim, Bank Leumi and Bank Discount only.
- If the account has been paid after the due date, you must then present the receipt to the school in order to get school books.
Where & how to pay school fees
You have a few options when paying school fees:
- Pay at the post office with the voucher as above.
- By secure credit card payment over the internet via your municipality's website
- You can pay on installment, however you will have to pay interest on the outstanding amount.
- By phone there are two options
- via a computerized automated answering machine (you have to know Hebrew for this)
- via a customer service representative at your municipal office.
- Learn Hebrew with word sheets and other useful info
- Ulpan Database
- Hebrew English translations of household bills
- Israel Cost of Living
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