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##Feesmustfall and beyond: Towards a sustainable national student loan regulatory framework

Jacobs, L; Moolman, AM; de Beer, E

Abstract:
Universities have been forced to raise higher education fees with above inflation rates due to increasing operating costs and higher student numbers and decreasing real term government funding. While free higher education or other alternative funding models are being considered, the higher education sector is at stake: a sector that plays a vital role in creating improved lives for all South Africans. A sustainable framework is desperately required or universities will once again need to increase student fees at unreasonable rates to maintain quality. We therefore performed a mixed method documentary analysis to prove that fee-free higher education is not viable in South Africa as significant funds will either need to be reallocated from other sectors that also require funding, or it will have to be collected from already overburdened tax payers. The present study also developed a viable student fee regulatory framework with the use of grounded theory: subsidised higher education with the effective use of the already implemented National Student Financial Aid Scheme.

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Document Title: ##Feesmustfall and beyond: Towards a sustainable national student loan regulatory framework
Journal: South African Journal of Higher Education
Volume: 33
Issue: 1
No. of Pages: 127-143


Document Type:Journal Article (Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:Finance and Physical Resources
Country:South Africa
Keywords:Regulation of Higher Education, Resource Allocation, Resources, Fees Must Fall,


File Size:463 KB
Date Added:25 April 2019


Jacobs, L; Moolman, AM; de Beer, E . 2019 #Feesmustfall and beyond: towards a sustainable national student loan regulatory framework. < South African Journal of Higher Education 30 (1) 127-143,>