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Financing Higher Education Worldwide

Bruce Johnstone, D. and Marcucci, P. Financing Higher Education Worldwide. Who Pays? Who Should Pay? Johns Hopkins University Press, USA, 2010.  ISBN (paperback): 9780801894589. Pages: 336.

No issue in higher education is as salient, or as controversial, as finance. As demand for higher education around the world grows, so do the costs associated with it, especially as governments shoulder less of the burden. Tuition fees rise and student loan debt grows. Who pays for these surging costs? Who should pay?

The authors examine the universal phenomenon of cost-sharing in higher education, where financial responsibility shifts from governments and taxpayers to students and families. Featuring comprehensive economic and policy data, their international comparative approach shows how economically diverse countries all face similar cost-sharing challenges.

Johns Hopkins University Press