Student loan reforms for German higher education: financing tuition fees

Chapman, Bruce and Sinning, Mathias (2014) Student loan reforms for German higher education: financing tuition fees. Education Economics, 22 6: 569-588. doi:10.1080/09645292.2012.729327

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Author Chapman, Bruce
Sinning, Mathias
Title Student loan reforms for German higher education: financing tuition fees
Journal name Education Economics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0964-5292
1469-5782
Publication date 2014-11
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/09645292.2012.729327
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 22
Issue 6
Start page 569
End page 588
Total pages 10
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract It is generally agreed that the funding base for German universities is inadequate and perhaps the time has come for serious consideration of the imposition of nontrivial tuition charges. This article compares conventional and income contingent loans (ICLs) for financing tuition fees at German universities. Two aspects are considered: the size of repayment burdens associated with mortgage-style loans, and the time structure of revenue to the government from a hypothetical ICL. We find that tuition fees could increase considerably with the use of an ICL system similar to policy approaches used in Australia, England and New Zealand.
Keyword Educational finance
Student financial aid
State and federal aid
Government expenditures on education
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
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