ERIC Number: ED060816
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Feb
Reference Count: 0
State Relationships with Independent Institutions of Higher Education and Assistance to Students Attending Independent Institutions of Higher Education.
Lewis, Richard S.
The private higher education sector in recent years has been facing a financial problem that has caused the institutions to raise tuition costs considerably, and often to price themselves out of the market. Part of the reason for this is the expansion of public colleges and universities that can afford to offer an education at a lower price. Private higher education, it is argued in this paper, does provide a valuable service to the general public, and it would be highly beneficial to the states to provide support to these institutions. This document presents the results of a survey that was designed to solicit information concerning the amount and type of support presently being offered to private institutions by their states. It was found that 34 of the 50 states have programs that support independent institutions or their students. However, this count excludes tax support, guaranteed student loan plans, and contractual arrangements for out-of-state student places. Should these 3 types be included, the count would be raised to 100%. A detailed summary of public support to private colleges in Connecticut is included as well as a brief of various court decisions dealing with the topic. (HS)
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Authoring Institution: Connecticut Commission for Higher Education, Hartford.
Note: Paper prepared for the Education Committee of the Connecticut General Assembly