Ireland’s public universities have been tuition-free since the mid 1990s, and the country’s national student union is organizing to keep it that way.

More than two thousand students marched in an anti-fee protest in the city of Waterford on Wednesday, and the Union of Students in Ireland is predicting 30,000 will join a march in Dublin on February 4.

According to the USI, the planned fees could be as high as eight thousand Euros a year, the equivalent of more than $10,000.