Australian postgraduate financing options [Discussion Paper]
Since 1991 Australian universities have charged fees, paid in advance (up-front), for a proportion of students undertaking postgraduate courses. In this paper it is argued that this is poor public policy, for both economic and social reasons. The conceptual basis for this case is explained fully. Given the strength of argument, it is difficult to understand why different Commonwealth governments have allowed and encouraged the expansion of post-graduate up-front fees in this period. The...[Show more]
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