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Universities to be made more affordable

Cheaper - but not free. New regulations to tackle expensive tertiary education

US students find new way to pay for education – their future earnings

With student debt currently weighing down the US economy students have had to find new ways to finance their studies

Old debts cost universities dearly

​While university students have been calling for historical fees debt to be scrapped, Parliament has heard that the amount owed is R9-billion

Here’s #HowToPayTheFees

Funding models have emerged to address higher education costs

Varsity 2033: Save now or pay later

To pay for my son’s studies in 16 years’ time, I have to start investing in an inflation-beating fund now

Big dreams, high fees

How poverty in many households excludes students from the chance to break the cycle of disadvantage

Prioritise sustainability, and higher education thrives

Countries thrive when supported by a well-resourced and value-creating higher education sector.

The human cost of varsity debt

Five students tell of their struggles to get funding to make their career dreams a reality.

​Civil society steps in to build an equal university education

Practical steps will help the National Education Crisis Forum resolve the fees issue and other problems.

​Universities have plans to register indebted students – but not all of them

Vice-chancellors have been warned this could put universities in danger – students owe R2-billion.

​Student aid funding scheme may have a new future

A new university fees scheme proposes a government and private sector partnership.

​Blade’s puzzle: How to identify ‘missing middle’ students

Bawa said the assumption was that there were about 400  000 students who fell in the “missing middle” category.

​Missing middle students add to universities debt load

This comes after the department of higher education called for missing middle students to be registered next year — despite the students owing money.

Vice-chancellors want free tuition for poor students in 2017

Varsity heads want student aid to be extended to families earning less than R200  000 a year.

​Equal Education says high earners, taxed correctly, could fund fee-free education

The organisation said parastatal bailouts could also have been used more profitably.

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