The Impacts of Economic Variables on Higher Education Tuition Fees: Case of Istanbul

By Seda Ozekicioglu, Figen Altug and Kutluk Kağan Sümer.

Published by The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Educational Studies

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In this study, the econometric model has been utilized to evaluate the impact of economic status and costs of living for public university students in city of Istanbul, Turkey on their ability to pay tuition fees. From parameters in the model, the geographical residence of student families, student incomes and their difficulties in meeting costs of living (accommodation, food, transportation, stationery) have been set as independent variables and student’s difficulties in meeting tuition fees has been set as a dependent variable. All the independent variables have portrayed a profound and increasingly layered interconnection with the student’s inabilities in meeting tuition fees.

Keywords: Financing Higher Education, Higher Education Costs, Financial Difficulties, Education Credits, Tuition Fee, Living Costs, Education Credits, Student Loan

The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Educational Studies, Volume 9, Issue 1, December 2014, pp.1-9. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: August 1, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 551.859KB)).

Dr. Seda Ozekicioglu

Assistant Professor, Public Finance, Cumhuriyet University, Sivas, İç Anadolu, Turkey

Dr. Figen Altug

Professor, Public Finance, İstanbul University, İstanbul, Turkey

Dr. Kutluk Kağan Sümer

Associated Professor, Econometrics, İstanbul University, İstanbul, Marmara, Turkey