Financing higher education : grants or loans?

Williams, David (1985) Financing higher education : grants or loans? Quarterly Economic Commentary, 10 (3). pp. 72-74. ISSN 0306-7866

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In the United Kingdom, opinion on whether the provision of grants to university students should be replaced by a loans systems tends to be divided on orthodox political lines: the "right" supports loans and the "left" supports grants. There is no intrinsic reason why this should be so, and alignments in some other countries are on a quite different basis. This economic perspective considers the arguments.