The eye-watering cost of degrees the previous government did not rate

The inflation-linked 2023 student contribution charges are out

Law, accounting, administration, economics, commerce, communications, society and culture will set undergrads back $15 142. The Commonwealth will kick in $1147. However education, clinical psychology, English, mathematics, statistics, plus agriculture, nursing, and Indigenous and Foreign Languages are $4124 to students and $16 969 from the feds.

Theses costs are set, inflation-adjusted, by the previous government’s Job Ready Graduates package.

In May the Deans of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences called for, “urgent fee reform, given the total lack of evidence that this clumsy attempt to guide student preferences away from humanities, arts and social sciences degrees is working,” CMM May 27).

Not next year.