Has the 2006 Higher Education Act resolved the past funding problems experienced by both students and universities?

Firth, Elizabeth (2007) Has the 2006 Higher Education Act resolved the past funding problems experienced by both students and universities? BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Financing Higher Education has long been a contentious topic of debate, especially in light of the governments aim to increase and widen participation. The rise in demand for a Higher Education has caused the government to look for alternative sources of revenue other than tax payer's money. Since 1998 students have been asked to pay tuition fees of around (pounds)1,000 and since autumn 2006 this fee has increased up to (pounds)3,000 as a result of top up fees. The average student now leaves university with a debt around (pounds)12,000 (prospectus 2005); this will almost certainly rise as a result of top up fees. It's not surprising then to hear that many students are worried about how they will finance a university education. This research will critically review the evolution of student finance over the past twenty years and whether it has met the government's targets. It will also investigate whether more students could be encouraged to attend university if they are better informed of the costs and benefits of a Higher Education.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Portsmouth Business School > Accounting and Financial Management
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:48
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:14
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/454

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