A year of high expectations, yet little action.
Gonski funding was scrapped and the vocational education sector got a new student loan system. Here's what else happened in education this year...
What does it cost to be a veterinarian?
Students aspiring to veterinary education are investing in the hope that it will return value. The reality, however, is different.
A flat-rate fee on student loans isn’t a radical idea.
A flat-rate fee on all student loans is a fairer economic proposal.
Women are likely to be disproportionately affected by the new VET student loan scheme.
Placing greater control over student fees will not lift the quality of student outcomes and ensure the integrity of the qualifications issued.
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.
How can college become affordable?
What do low-income students really need to complete college? Here is a roundup of articles from our experts.
Tanzania’s government is spending money on students who don’t exist.
Tanzania's government has uncovered evidence of 2 000 "ghost" students who are fraudulently obtaining loans. This costs the country and other students dearly.
What do students know when they are taking out loans?
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Three out of 10 students borrow the maximum amount available to them as loans. How well do students understand the long-term costs of borrowing?
Here's why some English universities are raising their tuition fees again.
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton debates with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during the third presidential debate.
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How far will Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton's proposals on student loans benefit their college-going voters?
Young people understand the value of education but find fees prohibitively high in a context of widespread unemployment and low incomes.
The huge problem of youth unemployment in South Africa appears to be getting worse. New research will hopefully amplify their voices and inform more realistic interventions to combat the monster.
Forgive me, for I have borrowed.
About 10 million borrowers in the government's main student loan program are struggling to make their payments, yet unlike other types of debt, it's next to impossible to have it forgiven.
Does Trump University follow the for-profit model?
For-profit colleges and universities have been in a lot of trouble. But the case of Trump University is different. To start with, it cannot even be called a for-profit university.
Both major parties support lowering the repayment threshold for student loans.
The threshold for paying back student loans will vary depending on which party wins the election.
What will Trump’s higher ed plan mean for students?
What will a Trump presidency mean for America's 6,000 colleges and universities, as well as its over 20 million postsecondary students?
A cap is a sensible option, but it must form part of a total redesign of the VET financing system.
Loan caps are only a partial solution to a much bigger problem – declining public investment in VET and a dysfunctional VET financing system, which neither side of politics has been willing to address.
Income share agreements work quite like federal loans.
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In income share agreements, students agree to pay a percentage of their future income to a private company or lender in exchange for additional money to cover college expenses. Are they for everyone?
Uncapping fees for some degree courses is still an option.
While the government finally ruled out full fee deregulation in its 2016 budget, it is still contemplating uncapping fees for some degree courses. Here's what else is being discussed.
A new report has drilled down into how much graduates from particular courses earn. What does it mean for universities?
What is the best HELP repayment option for all graduates?
Combining a lower repayment scale with a super option would allow for earlier repayment of HELP loans and greater flexibility for graduates to manage living expenses early in their careers.