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Title:Student Loan Reforms for German Higher Education: Financing Tuition Fees PDF Logo
Authors:Chapman, Bruce
Sinning, Mathias
Issue Date:2011
Series/Report no.:Ruhr economic papers 244
Abstract:It is generally agreed that the funding base for German universities is inadequate and perhaps the time has come for serious consideration of the imposition of nontrivial tuition charges. Against this background, this paper compares conventional and income contingent loans for financing tuition fees at German universities. With the use of unconditional age-income quantile regression approaches our analysis considers two critical aspects of the loan debate: the size of repayment burdens associated with normal mortgage-style loans, and the time structure of revenue to the government from a hypothetical income contingent loan scheme. It is found that tuition fees at German universities could increase considerably with the use of an income contingent loan system based on current policy approaches used in Australia, England and New Zealand.
Abstract (Translated):In diesem Papier werden konventionelle und einkommensabhängige Kredite zur Finanzierung von Studiengebühren and deutschen Universitäten untersucht. Unsere Analyse betrachtet zwei entscheidende Aspekte der Kreditdebatte: die Rückzahlungsbelastung konventioneller Kredite und den Zeithorizont öffentlicher Einnahmen aus hypothetischen einkommensabhängigen Krediten. Die Ergebnisse zeigen, dass eine Einführung einkommensabhängiger Kredite den Spielraum für Studiengebühren an deutschen Universitäten beträchtlich ausweiten könnte.
Subjects:educational finance
student financial aid
state and federal aid
government expenditures on education
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Ruhr Economic Papers, RWI
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