12 novembre 2016

South Africa’s #feesmustfall protests: some inconvenient truths

The ConversationBy . There are a number of inconvenient truths about South Africa’s ongoing #FeesMustFall protests that remain under-stated, or at worst unstated. More...

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08 novembre 2016

SA students in UK show solidarity with #FeesMustFall

South African students studying in the United Kingdom protested in solidarity with the Fees Must Fall movement last week, demanding that the state “engage meaningfully and humbly with student protestors” and “find practical solutions for a way forward which addresses the underlying issues in higher education”, writes Michael Moss for Groundup. Read more...

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04 novembre 2016

How students are turning social-media intuition into tuition

By . Meet the students harnessing their Twitter, Instagram or YouTube presences to help pay for school. More...

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Keep post-secondary tuition affordable by law, Manitoba student leaders say

cbc masthead logoBy Michael Barkman, Brianna Goertzen. Protecting Affordability for University Students Act provides important safeguard, student federation reps say. More...

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02 novembre 2016

National Student Fee and Support Systems in European Higher Education – 2016/17

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "european commission logo"When students plan for higher education, one important element to consider is how much it will cost and whether they can receive any financial support. In a Europe where people can study in other countries, reliable information on the costs of higher education is essential.
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30 octobre 2016

The Yale Tuition Postponement Option

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alex Usher. If you pay attention to student assistance, you know about income-contingent loans.  And if you’ve heard about income-contingent loans, you probably know that the first national scheme debuted in Australia back in the late 1980s.  You might even know that the first theoretical exploration of income-contingent loans was made by Milton Friedman back in the 1950s (actually, he was talking more about human-capital contracts, but close enough. More...

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27 octobre 2016

South African student leaders vow to continue tuition fee protests

The Guardian homeBy. Universities say they cannot make further concessions as last year’s fee freeze has put their finances under great strain. More...

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09 octobre 2016

Social License and Tuition Fees

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alex Usher. So, to Johannesburg, where South African Education Minister (and Communist Party chief) Blade Nzimande finally announced the government’s decision on tuition for next year. He was in a tricky place: students are still demanding free tuition (see my previous story on the Fees Must Fall movement here) and will not accept a hike in fees. More...

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The Price of Master’s and Doctoral Degrees Jumps in Egypt

By Mai Shams El-Din. A journalist, Sherbeny al-Attar, wanted to apply for a master’s degree in Mansoura University’s Faculty of Arts, only to be surprised by the increased cost. Pre-master’s diploma rose from  880 Egyptian pounds to 2,000 Egyptian pounds per year, while a master’s degree also jumped from 1,000 Egyptian pounds to 3,000 Egyptian pounds, and Ph.D.s rose to 4,000 Egyptian pounds annually. More...

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08 octobre 2016

Another direction: Boosting tuition remission benefits

University Business LogoBy Nancy Mann Jackson. While many institutions that examine their tuition remission spending wind up reining in spending in this area, some schools are actually increasing the benefit to better recruit and retain top-notch talent. More...

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