The impacts of economic variables on higher education tuition fees: Case of Istanbul

Altug F., SÜMER K. K., SÖNMEZ S.

International Journal of Interdisciplinary Educational Studies, vol.9, no.1, pp.1-9, 2014 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Interdisciplinary Educational Studies
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-9
  • Keywords: Education credits, Financial difficulties, Financing higher education, Higher education costs
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: No


© Common Ground, Seda Ozekicioglu, Figen Altug, Kutluk Kaʇan Sümer, All Rights Reserved.In this study, the econometric model1has 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.