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    publicly funded students

    There's a large porsion of publicly funded students in Ukraine. They don't pay for their education. Can I say that a student got into college on budgetary allocation to mean they're not going to be paying tuition?

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    #2

    Re: publicly funded students

    Do you use the word "scholarship" for free tuition?

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    Re: publicly funded students

    Yeah. I just wanted to sound formal. Does the word "allocation" work at all in the context? If I was going to use "scholarship", do I say "He got into college on a government funded scholarship"?
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    #4

    Re: publicly funded students

    It doesn't work great for me. Your sentence at the end is fine.

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    Re: publicly funded students

    I'm going to follow up with another scholarship related question. Yesterday, we were talking about education in class. I used the phrase "to get a free ride" as in "He got a free ride from the government." meaning the same thing I asked you about. I was told by my teacher it always convays a bad connotation and I need to be careful when using it. I've looked it up in a couple of dictionaries, none of which say "disapprovingly". What would you say?

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    Re: publicly funded students

    I would say that most people use it disapprovingly (if they didn't get one), but it is a fact of life.

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    Re: publicly funded students

    So If I used it in reference to another person, would they be mad at me? If I were talking informally to my friends, could I still use it?

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    Re: publicly funded students

    Can't say to the first. Yes, to the second.

    In most cases a scholarship that is earned is an honor -- one that is not earned, not so much.

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    Re: publicly funded students

    Did I get it right I would need to avoid the phrase in formal context?

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    Re: publicly funded students

    Yes.

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