Lessons from the end of free college in England

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Author: Murphy, Richard; Scott-Clayton, Judith; Wyness, Gill


Earlier this month, New York became the first US state to offer all but its wealthiest residents free tuition not only at its public community colleges, but also at public four-year institutions within the state. The new program, called the Excelsior Scholarship, doesn't make college completely free, nor is it without significant restrictions. Still, the passage of this legislation demonstrates the growing strength of the free college movement in the United States. This report examines the consequences of ending free college in England and considers what lessons may be drawn for the US...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Finance; Higher education; Policy; Equity; Disadvantaged; Quality

Keywords: Fees; Access to education and training; Policy analysis

Geographic subjects: England; Great Britain; Europe; United States; North America

Published: Washington, District of Columbia: Brookings Institution, 2017

Physical description: 10 p.

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Series: Evidence speaks reports; vol. 2, no. 13, 27 April 2017

Statement of responsibility: Richard Murphy, Judith Scott-Clayton, and Gillian Wyness

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 128.633

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