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Minister of Education and Culture Mohammad Nuh has called on state universities to comply with a new regulation that ban them from collecting admission fee from new students. Failure to comply will result in financial sanction relating to entitlement of the State University Operational Assistance (BOPTN), he said. The ministry issued earlier this week a Circular Letter ordering all state universities to not charging admission fee and to apply single flat tuition fee, said Director General of Higher Education, Djoko Santoso. To offset impact of the new rules on state universities, the government has increased the BOPTN allocation to Rp2.7 trillion this year from Rp1.5 trillion last year.