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The plan will see a 5% increase across all undergraduate topics and an increase of 10% for all humanities subjects including English and philosophy as well as education.Massey and two other universities are seeking a fee increase of more than 5% for next year.
Massey University is one of the providers applying for a 10% rise across all under graduate subjectsAnd now for a little gloating.
You've done economics Jordan. So you might understand this.Jordan replied
If no interest results in increased tertiary numbers (which it will) how can:
1. The institutions cope considering they are stretched now?;
2. Fees remain capped considering demand for courses via increased numbers (see above) will exceed supply?;
3. Any government keep pace considering that Labour has now agreed to foot the bill, and therefore turning higher education into an entitlement, so making successive governments primarily responsible for isolating academia from normal consumer pressure by shielding most students (and their parents) from the true cost of higher education?.
By the way, that's why universities will keep ratcheting up tuition fees beyond what any middle class family can reasonably afford (despite your 'capped' protestations) to pay - because they know taxpayers stand ready to take up the slack.
Through higher investment in tertiary education, is the shower answer. Education should be an entitlement. It's a right, not a privilege, as the old lefty saying goes.Now Vic. is saying it can't cope with the strain and fees are remaining anything but capped, as I predicted. Jordan will undoubtedly say the answer is to tax people more and pile more money into the sector to reduce the costs.
So you expand the sector, fund more places, etc - and more people are studying as a result, which is a good thing.
That said, tertiary participation rates are already very high in New Zealand, so there is limited scope for them to increase. What this will do is make life easier for those who do go. And that is no bad thing.