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Introduction of "conditional fee" into higher education

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
5.01.00  Social sciences  Educational studies   

Code Science Field
S270  Social sciences  Pedagogy and didactics 
S188  Social sciences  Economics of development 
higher education, fee, simulation
Evaluation (rules)
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Researchers (4)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  06424  PhD Sergij Gabršček  Educational studies  Head  2002  104 
2.  08994  PhD Bojan Grošelj  Manufacturing technologies and systems  Researcher  2002  73 
3.  14993  PhD Viljem Pšeničny  Economics  Researcher  2002  369 
4.  09745  PhD Milan Vodopivec  Economics  Researcher  2002  264 
Organisations (2)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  1612  GEA College - Faculty of Entrepreneurship  Ljubljana  5939739  1,748 
2.  1684  CPZ - International Centre for Knowledge Promotion, d.o.o.  Ljubljana  5825423  205 
The system of fee-free higher education has the following weeknesses:- restricts access to the university, as studies financed solely by the state, prevent many admission to a great number of students- stimulates uneconomic use of time and means. Students are not motivated to finish their studies in the shortest time, professors are not motivated to give lectures of good quality- unfairly redistributes funds in favour of more wealthy students, as the number of students from rich families is very high.Under such circumstances last decades have seen radical reforms of the higher education in many countries, among other things also broadening resources for financing studies (Great Britain and Austria being the latest examples). Slovenia should also look at additional resources for higher education, as the National programme for higher education sets an ambitious goal - a 5% real annual increase of financial resources for higher education in the next few years. It also has to be mentioned that financial resources for higher education in Slovenia are already high; comparison of its' budget share with developed countries shows higher values.The aim of the present project is to study possibilities and consequences of introduction of a special system of higher education fee, a so-called "conditional fee". The system is based on an interesting idea: to allow students' access to higher education, students would pay fee after finishing their studies, in rate, but only if their income is high enough and that the debt payement wouldn't present a high financial burden for the. Such a system works very well for more than ten years in Australia and New Zealand (fee is about 20% of all study costs per student).Project would comprise the following tasks:- overview of existing practices in different countries- proposal for the system of conditional fee- definition of the information system that would allow realization of conditional fee- evaluation of financial effects of the conditional fee system using simaulation models- evaluation of the period for fee repayement- evaluation of non-financial aspect of introducing conditional fees
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