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ERIC Number: EJ894571
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0272-7757
Evaluating the Student Loan Fund of Thailand
Tangkitvanich, Somkiat; Manasboonphempool, Areeya
Economics of Education Review, v29 n5 p710-721 Oct 2010
The Thai higher education sector has expanded quickly during the past decade, making a transition from an elitist to a mass institution. A driving force behind the expansion was believed to be the Student Loan Fund (SLF), introduced in 1996. During the first 10 years of its operation, the SLF has lent to more than 2.6 million students, with the loan value totaling $5.7 billion. However, there has been no systematic evaluation of the scheme. This paper provides a very first attempt to evaluate the SLF. We found that it had serious weaknesses in terms of loan screening; delay in loan disbursement and low collection rate. We also found that it failed to promote enrollment in higher education, except for students from poor households.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Thailand