SOUTH Australia’s three public universities will lose $78 million over the next four years as local students are forced to pay thousands and even tens of thousands more for their degree, analysis shows.
State Government number crunching on the effect of the Federal Government’s higher education Budget measures show a basic three-year humanities degree could cost at least $10,000 more – up to $29,000. University of Adelaide’s six-year medicine degree could rise to at least $80,000. The modelling shows engineering students face a steep fee hike as their four-year degrees rises from $34,500 to at least $53,000. Premier Jay Weatherill said the Federal Government’s “Americanisation” of Australia’s universities would make higher education unaffordable. More...