Paying for Higher Education: Are Top-Up Fees Fair?
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Is part ofÉthique et Économique / Ethics and Economics ; vol. 2, no 1
Publisher(s)Centre de recherche en éthique de l'Université de Montréal
This paper considers four institutional models for funding higher education in the light of principles of fairness and meritocracy, with particular reference to the debate in the UK over ‘top-up fees’. It concludes that, under certain plausible but unproven assumptions, the model the UK government has adopted is fairer and more meritocratic than alternatives, including, surprisingly, the Graduate Tax.