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ERIC Number: ED313941
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
An Investigation into the Structure of Higher Education Funding.
Brons, Reyer
A discussion of the structure of higher education finance begins by establishing a framework for examining the flow of money between and among three parties: students (consumers), institutions (producers), and governments (sponsors). The financial flows between these parties are charted, and the use of the model to describe differences in the funding structures of different higher education systems is illustrated with the Netherlands and United States given as examples. Possibilities for the omission of one or more of the interrelationships between parties are examined. Criteria for judging funding structures are sought in institutional policy issues and stated goals. It is concluded that topics of current interest that may be helpful in bringing about changes in higher education funding include increasing participation, limiting costs, shifting attention from retention rate to success rate, the term of enrollment, and investment in the national knowledge infrastructure. 16 references. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands; United States