Distance education is one of the ways of ensuring social justice in higher education for students who do not have the opportunity to access higher education. By providing flexibility of time and location, distance education offers a particularly important opportunity for individuals who face economic, geographical, or other barriers to accessing higher education. However, especially disadvantaged students have limited opportunities for distance learning. In many countries around the world, a considerable proportion of the population does not have access to the internet or a personal computer. Many students who have access to distance education and start a distance education program drop out for various reasons. In this article, increasing access to higher education through distance education and how to overcome absenteeism problems in distance education are discussed. This study, which review the literature and proposes a model, is descriptive in nature. A learn and earn model was proposed to ensure students' motivation to learn. In the learn and earn model, the focus is on how to assess student achievement and how to finance the preparation of teaching content and cash payments to students. In distance education, the income generated by the elimination of expenditures in traditional higher education systems is the main financial source of the model. Other sources of finance for the learn and earn model are a collaborative budget of governments, international organizations, and the private sector.
Distance education, social justice, motivation, learn and earn model.