Aussie unis to make arts degrees more expensive, sciences cheaper

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Wed, 24 Jun 2020, 12:31PM
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Aussie unis to make arts degrees more expensive, sciences cheaper

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 24 Jun 2020, 12:31PM

Australian are taking steps to high cost University courses.

They're lifting the cost of Humanities courses to allow for for cheaper degrees in the Sciences.

The cost of an arts degree and communications courses is set to double to $14,500 a year as the Morrison Government tries to dissuade students from studying courses without a clear job pathway.

Law degrees and economics will also face fee hikes of nearly 30 per cent rising to $14,500.

Universities New Zealand CEO Chris Whelan told Mike Hosking Australia has a demand driven university system.

"New Zealand doesn’t have a system like that, which has led to massive cost increases over there. This is one of their tactics to reign it in.”

Whelan says they've been trying to reduce costs for the past decade.

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