Topic: Tuition and student fees

The importance of supporting international students with financial literacy education

By Vuong Hoang Tran and Victoria Handford, Thompson Rivers University

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has indicated that financial knowledge is a central life skill for participation in modern […]

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Why do college textbooks cost so much? 7 questions answered

Textbook prices are taking a toll on student finances. alphaspirit/Shutterstock.com Editor’s note: The high price of college textbooks has long been a […]

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When college and university tuition goes up, campus diversity goes down

As college tuition continues to rise at a staggering rate, people tend to worry about how much harder it becomes for students […]

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Show me the money: Is our obsession with grant money creating an avoid-teaching-at-all-costs mindset?

By David R. Smith

There is a pecking order in my department, as I’m sure there is in yours. At the top are those with the […]

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Alex Usher Needs to Consider Taxation

In my previous Academic Matters blog post, I argued that there are five advantages to universal access to financial assistance for post-secondary […]

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Responding to Nick Falvo on tuition fees

By Alex Usher

Recently, on my daily blog, I wrote an analysis (link to: http://higheredstrategy.com/whos-progressive/) of distributional effects of tuition reductions versus those of targeted […]

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Alex Usher is Wrong on Tuition Fees

By Nick Falvo

One of Canada’s best-known post-secondary education pundits, Alex Usher, recently wrote a blog post suggesting that Canada’s status quo system of high […]

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Do High Tuition Fees Make for Good Public Policy?

By Nick Falvo

Yesterday, I gave a presentation to Professor Ted Jackson’s graduate seminar course on higher education, taught in Carleton University’s School of Public […]

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