Studienbeiträge: Regelungen der Länder im Vergleich. Arbeitspapier Nr. 78In 2005 and 2006, six German Laender undertook the necessary legal steps to prepare the introduction of general tuition fees, and a seventh is preparing to join them. Even if the decisive question is how to establish such fees at the university level, the regulations of each Land are nevertheless of the utmost importance. The present study compares all the laws concerning tuition fees to date and examines whether or not the present legal conditions
All in all, the results are quite satisfying with respect to implementation; however, improvements might be made by granting institutions of higher education a greater degree of autonomy, and by further ensuring the transparency and calculability of implementation.