Student fee hikes in review spotlight

Student fee hikes in review spotlight | Andrew Trounson | The Australian Higher Education | 22 January, 2014

FEE hikes and deregulation have been put front and centre in many of the submissions to the review of the demand-driven system, stoking speculation that slugging students more could be the price for keeping it. The Group of Eight wants to revive the Bradley review’s recommendation to allow universities to privatise some undergraduate courses by forgoing subsidies in return for the freedom to charge what they like. Such a move would see fees increase by over 50 per cent in high-demand courses.

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