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Who pays for free higher education? The case of Scotland
By economicsofhe on | 8 Comments
Student debt is not really an issue in Scotland. This common belief is based on the country’s well-known policy of free tuition. It is pretty much true, for Scots whose families can cover their living costs in cash or kind. The picture is different, however, for those whose starting point is less privileged. Indeed, Scotland is an instructive case for what happens when fees become the whole focus of political debate about student debt and “ability to pay”.
Posted in: Policy, Stats | Tagged: Lucy Hunter, Scottish Government, Social mobility, Student debt, Student loan