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Toolbox

The Toolbox contains all the main documents published as part of the FinSt project. This includes the final publications called the Compendium on Financing of Higher Education and the Financing Students’ Toolkit. There you can also access lobby sheets and student policy recommendations. The Toolbox also offers you a collection of websites and useful publications on financing of higher education that have been released by institutions such as the European Union, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and different organisations involved in research on higher education.

Compendium on Financing of Higher Education
This publication contains the results of an extensive two-year long research project on the aspects of different financing systems for higher education in Europe by exploring the benefits of both public and private funding sources. This publication is the final report of ESU's project on Financing the Students' Future (FinSt) that was launched in 2010. It serves as an introduction to any discussions on higher education for students, academics, policy makers and other stakeholders. It is 172 pages and available for download for free here(external link).

Financing Students Toolkit
This toolkit provides its readers with some basic guidance in order to develop a campaign or other actions related to the financing of higher education. It also includes a list and a short description of the main stakeholders and actors in the field. It is a useful handbook for planning any kind of campaign and implement actions related to the financing of higher education. It is 31 page in total and is available for download for free here(external link).

Lobby Sheets
Five lobby sheets have been published as part of the FinSt project, entailing the main points and arguments that student representatives can use to achieve their policies and goals set for higher education. These documents list arguments in favour and against student loans, tuition fees, inclusion of student support in financing higher education, merit based and need based student support and private contributions to financing of higher education.

Student Policy Recommendations
Following a consultation process with students’ representatives and other stakeholders where certain trends and challenges in financing of higher education were observed, the research team published a list of five recommendations. This section contains the full list of recommendations including arguments for each point.

Useful links and references
In this section, we have collected useful publications from various institutions and organisations, such as the European Union and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). You are furthermore encouraged to contribute to that collection either by sending us information to finst at esu-online.org about publications that you believe should be included in this collection or add them yourself as a registered user.