06 juin 2016

Universities’ mad boom represents shaky model

Higher education is in the throes of its biggest building boom since the 1960s. Whether it is wise or not, whether the financial and academic calculations add up, are questions rarely asked, so loud is the self-congratulation of those pioneering the expansion, writes Mary Dejevsky for The Spectator. Read more...

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01 juin 2016

Is the UK Moving to Link Higher Quality with Higher Tuitions?

Best Masters Degrees & Masters Programs 2016By Joanna Hughes. A recent white paper published by the UK’s Department for Business Innovation & Skills suggests that better universities may soon have the ability to raise tuition fees beyond the current £9,000 limit as part of its ambitious teaching excellence framework. What, specifically, can we expect to see in the way of this and other educational reforms in the near future? Let’s take a closer look. More...

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HE White Paper: fees could go down as well as up under TEF

By Chris Havergal. Vice-chancellors remain concerned about reputation impact of dividing universities into three tiers. More...

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Man holding two piggy banks HE White Paper: TEF link to fees stays, but will be phased in

By Chris Havergal. Government postpones introduction of differential fee caps in response to higher education sector concerns. More...

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31 mai 2016

$500 tuition? Big shift sought for N.C. higher ed

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. A semester of college tuition for $500.
Proponents of that concept say the low price tag would lure more North Carolina students to campuses that have seen flat or declining enrollment. But some are wary, including at least one university chancellor. More...

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30 mai 2016

Scottish universities increasingly reliant on fee income

Scottish universities are increasingly relying on income from tuition fees rather than public funding, prompting warnings that a two-tier system is being created, writes Andrew Denholm for Herald Scotland. Read more...

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New call for scrapping of unregulated tuition fees

By Jan Petter Myklebust. A student from outside Europe who wants to study in Sweden has to pay more than SEK100,000 (US$ 12,200) per year [in tuition fees], even if the courses they are attending only cost half that price, Dagens Eko reported. Read more...

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Raising the cap on tuition fees will fund innovative teaching

The Guardian home. One of the conditions for good teaching and learning is smaller classes, for improved staff-student ratios. Better education for all doesn’t come free. More...

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Education is our right – we should be cutting tuition fees, not raising them

The Guardian home. English students already graduate with an average debt of £40,000. Lifting the tuition fees cap will deter even more working-class students. More...

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25 mai 2016

Tuition Payer's Receipt

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. I’m not talking about the nebulous breakdown of fees and charges most now receive, but something like the “taxpayer receipt” put out by the government (2014 version here) that gives the breakdown of how our federal income tax monies are spent, e.g., 28 cents out of every dollar goes to health care, 25 cents to the military, etc. Read more...

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