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    Institutional grants or bursaries

    Heller, D. and Callender, Claire (2010) Institutional grants or bursaries. In: IMHE 2010 General Conference: Higher Education in a World Changed Utterly Doing More with Less, 2010, Paris, France. (Unpublished)

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    Institutional grants, or bursaries, now are a central feature of the student financial aid systems in the United States and England. In some instances they are a student’s sole source of financial aid, for others they supplement aid available from other sources. Unlike aid available from government sources, these grants are under the control of individual institutions of higher education and thus are often used for purposes other than promoting access for low and moderate income students, as many government funded financial aid programs do. This study uses data from surveys of students in the two countries, as well as records of universities themselves, to analyze the types of grants being offered to students, the criteria being used in awarding them (for example, financial need versus academic merit), and the distributional impact of this form of financing.


    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Gender and Sexuality, Birkbeck (BiGS), Social Research, Birkbeck Institute for (BISR)
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2015 10:37
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:14


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