The global search for education: Student loan solution will come

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Most countries, including the United States, want to ensure their students are equipped with the 21st century education needed to compete in today's world. Can U.S. higher education systems remain competitive in terms of equity and positive outcomes among their global competitors?

According to OECD Education Indicators in Focus, "Higher Education financing systems that charge a moderate level of tuition fees -- combined with student financial support systems that offer loans with income-contingent repayments and means-tested grants -- may stand a better chance of promoting access, equity, completion, and positive outcomes for students."

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