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ERIC Number: ED184423
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct-1
Reference Count: 0
Higher Education in Texas: Student Aid and Governance. Working Paper.
Tolo, Kenneth W.
Current issues facing higher education in Texas are examined with an emphasis on student financial aid programs and governance. The formal organizational structure and the responsibilities of the major governmental units are described, and the role played by state government in higher education through its tuition policies and its student aid policies and programs is considered. Because the various state programs vary significantly in scope, eligibility, and funding levels, each program (and its effects on access and choice) are considered separately. An overview of student costs, tuition and required fees in public and private institutions, and federal and state student aid programs is presented. The processes by which the state government seeks to control program development and finance is discussed with attention to the role of the Coordinating Board. The following areas are covered: designation of funding formulas, administrative procedures in formula development, characteristics of formulas, institutional budget development, state budget office reviews, appropriations bills, state control of nonappropriated funds, and institutional governing boards. Current and emerging policy issues are discussed in the context of the changing Texas political environment. (SW)
Descriptors: Budgeting, Educational Finance, Federal Aid, Funding Formulas, Governance, Government Role, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Policy Formation, Political Influences, Private Colleges, Public Policy, State Colleges, State Government, State Programs, Student Costs, Student Financial Aid, Tuition
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Sloan Commission on Government and Higher Education, Cambridge, MA.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Sloan Commission Studies; Texas
Note: For related Sloan Commission documents, see ED 161 306, ED 176 679, ED 179 174, ED 180 273, HE 012 421-427, HE 012 429-432, HE 012 434-439, HE 012 442-445, HE 012 448-449, HE 012 465-474, HE 012 476-480, HE 012 482-490. Best copy available.