The Eurydice Network for information on European education has published a report on the various systems for tuition fees and student support mechanisms (grant, loans, family support, tax benefits) in EU member countries.
The report shows the way various countries strike a balance between needs-based and merits-based approaches. It also sheds light on the far more complicated issue of family support and tax benefits that help families to support studying children.
Eurydice has also published a report on the variation sin the Academic Calendar across Europe as well as schematic diagrams on the education systems in Europe.
Reports available through firstname.lastname@example.org.