Financing Higher Education in Latin America

  • Ana Garcia de Fanelli
Keywords: financing higher education, Latin America, equity, funding mechanisms


Latin American countries have been enjoying a strong growth during the 2000s for the first time since the debt crisis of the 1980s.  This article focuses on some of the changes that took place during these boom years with regard to public and private funds earmarked for tertiary education, some consequences of this funding pattern in terms of equity, and the main innovations in funding mechanisms put in place to allocate public funds.

Author Biography

Ana Garcia de Fanelli

Ana García de Fanelli is a senior research scholar at the National Council of Research in Science and Technology (CONICET) at the Center for the Study of State and Society (CEDES) in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

How to Cite
de Fanelli, A. G. (2014). Financing Higher Education in Latin America. International Higher Education, (74), 22-24.
Latin America Focus