Free Higher Education: Mistaking Equality and Equity

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Abstract

Free higher education is seeing a revival of popularity globally at a time when students and their families are asked to contribute ever more toward the cost of college. However, contrary to popular belief, free-tuition higher education is not necessarily associated with better access to, or equity within, tertiary education. This article takes a closer look at the realities behind “free” higher education, more specifically in its relationship with access.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12-13
JournalInternational higher education
Issue number91
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Publication statusPublished - 2 Sep 2017
Externally publishedYes

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