ERIC Number: ED057746
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Dec
Reference Count: 0
A Plan of Action for Financing Higher Education in the State of New York.
Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities of the State of New York, New York.
New York State is in a crisis in the financing of higher education. The problem is that of accommodating the numbers of students for whom a higher education must be provided at the lowest cost to the taxpayer. It will be enormously costly for the State to provide the needed student spaces if the private institutions are forced to close their doors or be absorbed into the State structure. To alleviate this problem, a long-term and a short-term plan have been devised. The long-term plan should be phased in over 3 to 4 years. It consists briefly of the following: (1) public institutions should extend user charges to cover the full educational costs, including instructional expense and student-related expenses, for those who can afford to pay; and (2) at the same time, the scholar incentive program should be expanded to the point that, for students with the greatest need, it covers full user charges. The short-term plan allows for immediate implementation of the long-term plan and also includes provisions for financial aid to the private institutions in need. (HS)
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Authoring Institution: Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities of the State of New York, New York.