ERIC Number: ED025196
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Aug
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General Federal Support for Higher Education: An Analysis of Five Formulas.
Farrell, Robert L.; Andersen, Charles J.
Five approaches to federal funding of higher education are described. (1) The Miller Bill (H.R. 875, 90th Congress) would provide $150 million in institutional grants for science education to be distributed in three equal parts, based on the number of federal "project awards" (grants-in-aid) an institution receives, enrollments in science courses, and earned advanced degrees. (2) Bowen's Model of Institutional Support would finance 50% of the increase in per-student educational expenses for all students, and all expenditures for 50% of the increase in student enrollments. Individual grants would fluctuate according to changes in enrollment. (3) A modified version of a New York State formula to support private higher education. It would provide grants to both public and private institutions on the basis of a fixed amount per degree granted, by level of degree. (4) The Basic Enrollment formula would provide $150-300 million in institutional grants, the amount determined by an institution's proportion of national enrollments and/or degrees awarded. (5) The Growth Difference formula suggests a periodic examination of GNP and institutional expenditures for students to determine the federal contribution. Funds would be divided between public and private institutions based on the number of degrees awarded by each, and then distributed on the basis of enrollments. (WM)
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Educational Finance, Expenditures, Federal Aid, Financial Problems, Financial Support, Grants, Higher Education, Institutional Administration
American Council on Education, 1785 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036
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Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC.
Note: Working papers for the Commission on Federal Relations, American Council on Education, Washington, D.C.