No Capitation Fees

Q. Can private schools charge capitation fees or "donations" at the time of admission?

No. The Act specifies that for all children in all types of schools:

"(1) No school or person shall, while admitting a child, collect any capitation fee....

(2) Any school or person, if in contravention of the provisions.... receive capitation fee, shall be punishable with FINE which may extend to TEN TIMES the capitation fee charged"

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