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ERIC Number: EJ839911
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1682-3451
Higher Education and the Spectre of Variable Fees: Public Policy and Institutional Responses in the United States and the United Kingdom
Ward, David; Douglass, John Aubrey
Higher Education Management and Policy, v18 n1 p1-28 2006
As part of a larger effort to fund public universities, variable fees at the graduate and undergraduate levels are a topic of discussion in the United States and increasingly throughout the European Union. This essay describes the relatively new shift to have students pay for a significant portion of their university education, emerging fee structures, and discusses the possible policy implications of variable fee structures. We argue that emerging cost-sharing fee policy in the United States and in England is being pursued incrementally, without an adequate conceptual model for long-term funding of universities and their possible impact on students and academic programs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United States