The Parliamentary Ombudsman has ruled that it is illegal for the University of Iceland to increase registration fees for students.
According to the ruling, the University of Iceland recently added a 15% increase to registration fees, if registration takes place after the registration deadline. A student who was so charged sought help from the Parliamentary Ombudsman on the matter.
The ombudsman ruled that there is no legal justification for the 15% charge, and is therefore against the law. The ombudsman has advised the university to treat students in accordance with the law.
Students recently won a similar victory against the university system, when the Reykjavík District Court ruled that it was illegal for the Student Loan Fund to suddenly increase the credit requirement for loan qualification.