Is it time to ditch tuition fees?
Has student debt changed because the purpose of education has changed?
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About 44 million Americans are still paying off student loan debt. But it didn't always used to be this way. As the perceived purpose of a college education changed, so too did the way we pay for it.
South Africa’s government-run student loan scheme needs an overhaul.
A "buy now, pay later" model is well suited to financing higher education. Commercial bank loans are not viable. Government-backed loans with income-contingent repayment are the fair solution.
University students are fed up that their calls for free education are being ignored.
South Africa's higher education minister has dealt with fee increments for 2017 but sidestepped students' fundamental issue: an ongoing call to make higher education free for all.
Protesting students have had enough and their anger is burning hot.
South Africa's universities have been told to set their own fee increases for 2017. That's good news for institutions, but it hasn't been well-received by many students.
Here's why some English universities are raising their tuition fees again.
We know there will be cuts if the Liberal party is re-elected.
Liberal higher education policy is obscure; perhaps deliberately so. But the conclusion is clear. Unless students are required to pay significantly more, universities will face major cuts.
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Universities deemed excellent at teaching will be allowed to raise their fees in line with inflation.
Should students pay more towards their degree?
In the May Budget, the government may look for ways to shift the costs of higher education from the taxpayer to the student.
Where in the UK do students get the most support for going to university?
Welsh and Scottish students get more support than English and Northern Irish ones.
Anything wrong with unis spending tuition-fee money on research?
A lack of government guidance on how student tuition fees should be used by universities is resulting in money for teaching being spent on research instead.
Most applicants, if they persevere, eventually find places.
The government is having a third try at creating a market in English higher education by abolishing student number controls.
With more at stake, there’s less risk of dropping out.
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New research shows the risk that students' won't complete their course goes down if they have to pay more for it.
Back to school for Nicky Morgan.
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From a College of Teaching to vocational education, international students and whether to raise tuition fees, there is a lot in the ministers' inboxes.
Students continue to fight against tuition fees.
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Research comparing reforms in Scotland and England shows higher university fees reduce applications.
Paying for higher education: not as hot a potato as you might have thought.
The SNP do it differently and it killed the Lib Dems - supposedly. But when it comes to paying for higher education, the public has fewer qualms.
‘You say potahto and I’ll say potayto …’
No sooner had Ed unveiled his £6,000 tuition fees policy than Jim confirmed the Labour agenda was different in Scotland. It shows how entrenched the differences now are north and south of the border