In most European countries the state pays 80-100% of the costs of tuition. The main advantages of this model are equity and cost control. America uses mixed funding, with individuals paying most of the costs of tuition and the government helping out with loans and grants. These systems tend to be better funded and more expensive, and the mixed-funding model is spreading. Higher tuition fees can be politically explosive; are the results worth it? http://econ.st/19EobN6
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A new trend could have a large impact on college pricing.