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Issue 8

Affordability is an important and prominent facet of the ongoing debate on the future of post-secondary education. Obviously tuition costs are an area of concern for both students and their parents. For governments and universities, quality of education and ensuring financial sustainability is heavily linked to the tuition debate. Beyond simply tuition itself, students view ancillary fees, student financial assistance and textbook costs as important facets of “affordability.” This issue of Educated Solutions looks at some of these issues from a variety of perspectives.