27 mars 2016

College tuition getting ridiculous? Try U Tube

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. The announcement that the University of Southern California will charge a staggering $51,442 for tuition in 2016-17 — bringing it to a rough tie with Vassar as America’s most expensive university — was presented by USC administrators as the inevitable result of their ambitious push to make USC the West Coast equivalent of an Ivy League school. More...

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23 mars 2016

Flawed ideology of free higher education

http://chet.org.za/files/chet_logo.jpgAmidst the maelstrom created by the largest and most effective student campaign in post-apartheid South Africa, CHET director Nico Cloete, takes a sober look at the possible consequences of a no-fee higher education system in South Africa. He concludes as follows: "‘Free Higher Education’ sounds revolutionary and is an appealing mobilising ‘cry’. More...

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Free higher education creates illusion of social progress in Africa

http://chet.org.za/files/chet_logo.jpgIn Africa Analysis, Patrício Langa, Gerald Wangenge-Ouma, Jens Jungblut and Nico Cloete argue that South Africa should look to Africa to see that free higher education, which local students are demanding, failed to universalise access or advance social inclusion.
One of the unintended consequences is that free higher education engendered gross inequities. It reproduced and reinforced colonial and post-colonial inequities with regard to distribution of schools and privilege, and therefore of the beneficiaries of free higher education. More...

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18 mars 2016

UoPeople launches tuition-free MBA

By Beckie Smith. University of the People, the tuition-free, accredited online university, is launching what it has said will be the world’s most cost-effective MBA programme. More...

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US: Declining lottery ticket sales linked to higher tuition fees

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "studyinternational.com logo"By Study International Staff. Efforts to make college more accessible in New Mexico and a handful of other states by tapping lottery proceeds are in jeopardy as tuition costs rise, ticket sales slump and state budgets falter.
It would seem that January’s ticket-buying frenzy over the US$1.6billion Powerball jackpot was not destined to last long, since proceeds from weekly lottery draws are failing to keep up with the higher education costs they were supposed to contribute to. More...

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14 mars 2016

Tuition fees give universities in England £1.8bn surplus

Universities in England accrued record operating surpluses worth nearly £1.8 billion (US$2.5 billion) last year, as their bank balances were filled by the first full cohort of students paying the £9,000 tuition fee, writes Richard Adams for the Guardian. Read more...

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SAMOK: Finnish Higher Education Institutes introduce tuition fees to non-EU/EEA students

ESU - European Students' UnionOn 14th of December 2015 the government of Finland made the decision to require higher education institutions (HEIs) to introduce tuition fees for non-EU/EEA students. The amount that the HEI have to collect starts from 1500 euros per year, but institutes can choose to have higher fees. The HEIs can collect fees from the beginning of 2016, but must do so by 1.8.2017. The HEIs must have a scholarship scheme for non-EU/EEA students in place to be allowed to charge fees. More...

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07 mars 2016

New rector vows not to raise tuition

If there is one thing that animates university students the world over, it’s rising tuition and fees. So, when asked about the potential for increased tuition or fees the new rector of the public Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Enrique Luis Graue Wiechers, wanted to be clear: “The fees won’t be changed”, writes Megan Carpentier for the Guardian. Read more...

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05 mars 2016

When is Free Tuition Free?

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alex Usher. You would be forgiven, over the past 24 months or so, for growing ever more confused about when tuition is “free” and when it is not.  The reason, in part, is that “free” tuition is in the eye of the beholder. More...

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Two Simple Reasons Tuition Rises Have Little Effect on Access

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alex Usher. It’s that time again, when boards of governors are thinking about tuition for the upcoming year; and as a result, people will be rehearsing their arguments for and against tuition increases.  The basic argument against is the rather simplistic, “higher fees means lower participation”.  And it’s wrong. More...

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