Of the 380 private education centers authorized by the Ministry of Public Education (MEP), 37 are in arrears due to worker-employer quotas with the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS).
The debt went from ¢279 million to ¢282 million as it grew by 1.08% in the first eight months of this year.
In addition, according to the CCSS, these delinquent educational centers have 35 closing-businesses procedures for delinquency, 56 lawsuits and 17 criminal complaints.
Of the total debt, the top 10 schools on the list owe ¢235 million, or 83 percent of the debt.
As for the private universities, there was a reduction in the amounts owed between January and August this year, according to a review made by the Collection Office of the institution.
The universities reduced their amount by 16.6%. In January, the amount owed was ¢162 million and in August it is under ¢135 million.
These universities have 22 pending proceedings for business closure, 24 court proceedings and 23 criminal complaints.