The economic cost of providing potential refunds to students during the Covid 19 pandemic – June 2021

Practice area: Economics of Education | Education and Labour Markets | Higher education | Public Policy
Client: LSE and University of Sheffield Students’ Unions
Published: 1 June, 2021
Keywords: modelling quantitative analysis

London Economics were commissioned by the LSE and University of Sheffield Students’ Unions to undertake a piece of analysis on higher education fees and funding. Underpinned by the significant financial constraints facing higher education institutions as a result of the pandemic, we were tasked with analysing a range of alternative approaches to provide domestic students with a form of financial rebate equating to 30% of the tuition fee that would be both fiscally neutral for higher education institutions and HM Treasury. The full analysis with all the different scenarios modelled is available here.

For further information on the campaign, please get in touch with David Gordon ([email protected]) or Beth Eyre ([email protected]). If you would like to discuss any aspect of the analysis, please get in touch with the London Economics’ team ([email protected])