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Tuition Support: Who Benefits?

VU International News and Reviews No. 119 September 10 2018

July 2019

Researchers from the Institute for Higher Education Policy have analyzed two state “free-college” programmes in the US: Tennessee Promise and New York’s Excelsior Scholarship. Based on a calculation of full education cost and the “affordability threshold of dependent and independent students from low and high income backgrounds, they conclude in separate documents for the Tennessee Promise and the New York’s Excelsior Scholarship and a summary that these programmes may be designed to improve access to higher education for low income students, but in fact are more beneficial to students middle and high income backgrounds.

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