Why are the tuition fees in colleges so high in US, UK? (>$20000) The people at education fairs tell me that you can work part time and pay a substantial part. I can't beleive that by working part time I can pay my tuition while my full time working father cant. Can you really pay the tuition by working part time? Btw, I'm from India. In JIPMER (one of the leading medical colleges in India) the yearly tuition fees is Rs250. ($5 approx) per year.