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ERIC Number: ED011197
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-May
Pages: 54
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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AN EVALUATION OF THE TUITION FREE PRINCIPLE IN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC HIGHER EDUCATION.
SPALDING, WILLARD B.; AND OTHERS
THE FREE TUITION POLICY OF UNIVERSITIES AND STATE COLLEGES IN CALIFORNIA HAS BEEN QUESTIONED IN RECENT YEARS, AND BILLS HAVE BEEN INTRODUCED FOR A DEFERRED TUITION PROGRAM. THIS REPORT EVALUATES THE CONCEPT OF FREE TUITION IN TERMS OF FINANCIAL ACCESSIBILITY AND MOTIVATION, AND ECONOMIC BENEFIT FROM INCREASED INDIVIDUAL EARNING POWER. QUESTIONNAIRE DATA FROM 6,200 PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLEGE STUDENTS WERE COMBINED WITH ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL RESEARCH. THE IMPACT OF TUITION ON ENROLLMENT, INSTITUTIONAL INCOME, SOCIAL COMPOSITION, AND PRIVATE SCHOOLS IS CONSIDERED. STUDY OF ALTERNATIVE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES CONCLUDES WITH THE FOLLOWING SUMMARY--ACCESSIBILITY OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND INCREASED TRAINED MANPOWER HAVE NOT BEEN FULLY ACHIEVED BY TUITION-FREE EDUCATION, FINANCIAL NEED CONTRIBUTES TO CALIFORNIA'S LACK OF SUCCESS IN INDUCING HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES TO ACHIEVE DEGREES, ALTERNATIVES MIGHT BE TO CONTINUE TUITION-FREE POLICY FOR THE JUNIOR COLLEGE, WHILE INSTITUTING TUITION FOR THE TWO 4-YEAR SEGMENTS WITH EXEMPTIONS FOR NEEDY PERSONS, THE PRESENT STATE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM SHOULD BE AUGMENTED BY A DEFERRED TUITION REPAYMENT PROGRAM BASED ON FUTURE EARNING CAPACITY WITH A MASSIVE STATE LOAN PROGRAM, CONTINUATION OF FREE TUITION WAS CONSIDERED WITH SIMILAR MODIFICATIONS AND REVISION OF TAX STRUCTURE. TUITION RATES AND REVENUE USES ARE SUGGESTED. APPENDIXES PRESENT DOCUMENTATION OF ARGUMENTS. (DE)
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Authoring Institution: California State Coordinating Council for Higher Education, Sacramento.
Identifiers: California (Sacramento)