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A Teaching Topic in Education

Tuition, Accessibility and Financial Assistance: Architecture and Purpose

This topic examines how accessibility to higher education is affected by tuition and financial assistance.

Topic Learning Outcome: Upon mastering this topic, students will understand [TO COME].

Concepts associated with this Topic: [TO COME]

Recommended Readings

Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy: JSGS 854 - Higher Education Policy

Ross Finnie, Alex Usher and Hans Vossensteyn. 2005. “Meeting the Need: A New Architecture for Canada’s Student Financial Aid System”, in Beach et. al. eds. Higher Education in Canada. Montreal: McGillQueen’s Press.

Jo Blanden and Stephen J. Machin. 2004. “Educational Inequality and the Expansion of UK Higher Education,” Scottish Journal of Bruce Chapman and Chris Ryan. 2005. “The Access Implications of IncomeContingent Charges for Higher Education: Lessons from Australia,” Economics of Education Review 24: 491512.

Alex Usher and Patrick Duncan. 2008. Beyond the Sticker Shock 2008: A Closer Look at Canadian Tuition Fees. Educational Policy Institute.

Michael Mumper. 2003. “The Future of Public Access: The Declining Role of Public Higher Education in Promoting Equal Opportunity,” Annals of the American Academy 585: 97117.

David Greenaway and Michelle Haynes. 2003. “Funding Higher Education in the UK: The Role of Fees and Loans,” The Economic Journal 113: 150166.

Joseph Berger, Anne Motte and Andrew Parkin. 2007. The Price of Knowledge: Access and Student Finance in Canada: Third Edition.Millennium Scholarship Foundation

Carleton University: PADM 5227 - Higher Education and Society 

Clark, I.D., G. Moran, M.L. Skolnick and D. Trick. Academic Transformation: The Forces Reshaping Higher Education in Ontario. Kingston/Montreal: Queen’s Policy Studies Series, McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2009. For additional background on the book, see the website


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