The main indicator for evaluating the equity of the higher education system in Chile has been the expansion of enrollment. Among the measures adopted to achieve such equity is the creation of a State Guaranteed Student Credit (SCSC) as a tool to finance university studies. The objective of this study is to analyze the impact of this policy, both in the configuration of the current university market and in the perception of its “beneficiaries.” Through a mixed methodological approach, which included documentary review and individual interviews with students who were beneficiaries of the SCSC, three dimensions of analysis were generated. The results show the existence of complex interfaces between the educational reality, public policy, and the experience of students. In effect, while a look at the objectivity of the system demonstrates the neoliberal support and reinforcement of the “bankarization” of educational financing, the perspective of the beneficiaries is that the SCSC represents a unique opportunity to access higher education.
|Translated title of the contribution||Access to higher education in Chile through private financing: Between structural inequality and individual opportunity|
|Number of pages||17|
|Publication status||Published - May 2021|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Human-Computer Interaction