Cost-sharing and accessibility in higher education: a fairer deal?
The demand and the costs for higher education have risen steeply in recent years. The most common response worldwide has been some form of cost sharing: shifting per-student costs from governments and taxpayers to parents and students. This timely book provides a comprehensive discussion of the concepts and consequences of cost-sharing in higher education. It offers a comparative approach based on several national case-studies, and proposes alternatives to prevalent approaches.
Strengthening Consumer Choice in Higher Education.- Cost-sharing and the Cost-effectiveness of Grants and Loan Subsidies to Higher Education.- Income Related Student Loans: Concepts, International Reforms and Administrative Challenges.- Access to Higher Education in Britain: The Impact of Tuition Fees and Financial Assistance.- The Changing Nature of Public Support for Higher Education in the United States.- The Canadian Experiment in Cost-sharing and its Effects on Access to Higher Education, 1990-2002.- Student and University Funding in Devolved Governments in the United Kingdom.- Student Financing in the Netherlands: A Behavioural Economic Perspective.- A Broader Church? Expansion, Access and Cost-sharing in Portuguese Higher Education.- The German Tuition Fee Debate: Goals, Models and Political Implications of Cost-sharing.- Accessibility and Equity in a State-funded System of Higher Education: The French Case.- Access to Higher Education Within a Welfare State System: Developments and Dilemmas.- Conclusion.