ERIC Number: EJ1063365
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
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Trends in Cost-Sharing in the US and Potential International Implications
Taylor, Barrett J.; Morphew, Christopher C.
Higher Education Policy, v28 n2 p129-149 Jun 2015
"Cost-sharing" refers to the principle that a variety of sources contribute to the cost of higher education. This study utilizes university-level data from the United States to explore the increasing shift of cost burdens from governments to students. Panel regression results suggest that the share of expenditures drawn from tuition increases as a college or university draws a larger share of its total enrolment from low-income households. This, along with other findings, raises troubling questions of equity by suggesting that the burdens of heightened tuition reliance fall upon those who are least able to bear them.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Costs, Regression (Statistics), Expenditures, Tuition, Low Income Groups, Access to Education, Paying for College, Funding Formulas, Finance Reform, Expenditure per Student, Federal Aid, State Aid
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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