13 juillet 2014

Student support crucial to offset impacts of fee increases

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Peta Lee. A European Commission international study of nine countries has found that when balanced with student support, increased tuition fees do not have an overall negative impact on higher education enrolments. But it stresses that grants or loans are “crucial” in offsetting negative consequences of fee increases, particularly for vulnerable groups.
Entitled Do Changes in Cost-sharing have an Impact on the Behaviour of Students and Higher Education Institutions?, the report analysed the effects of different models of cost-sharing in higher education (the split between public and private contributions to higher education funding) on students and higher education institutions. Read more...
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