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Financiamiento de la Universidad de la República: otro Fondo de Solidaridad

Andrea Doneschi (), Victoria Novas and Cecilia Velázquez
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Victoria Novas: MEF,Ministerio de Economía y Finanzas

No 1409, Documentos de Trabajo (working papers) from Department of Economics - dECON

Abstract: In recent years, Uruguay has experienced a process of increasing college tuition without a counterpart to increased expenditure, which has resulted in a decrease in expenditure per student and the consequent loss of quality. In this context, one wonders how it could finance the necessary increase in spending for higher education in an environment of macroeconomic constraints and fiscal stress. One option is for graduates to contribute funding towards a graduate tax, justified by the existence of a private return. This study is the analysis of the Solidarity Fund and its Additional, sources of extra budgetary funding of public higher education in Uruguay. The current design of the Solidarity Fund and Additional resources could be improved in terms of equity, linking the university's contribution to their income. Raised was the possibility of a deepening of the system, with the goal of increasing revenues, thus allowing for greater cost recovery and the provision of more scholarships.

Keywords: higher education finance; graduate tax; income contingent loan. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I22 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 36 pages
Date: 2009-08
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