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Doubtful debt: the rising cost of student loans

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by Andrew Norton


By 2017 the Government will have $13 billion of student loans on its books that it does not expect to collect. With modest reforms it could recoup $800 million a year while still meeting the loan scheme’s goals.

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    Higher Education Program Director

    Andrew Norton

    Andrew has worked as a policy adviser to the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Melbourne and as a research fellow at the Centre for Independent Studies. He has written widely on higher education, and in the late 1990s was higher education adviser to the then federal education minister, Dr David Kemp. In late 2013 he was appointed to the federal government’s review of the higher education demand-driven funding system.

 

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