ERIC Number: ED213465
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: 0
A Simulation of the Enrollment and Revenue Effects of a $50 Annual Fee Increase at the California Community Colleges.
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
In order to assess the effects of various student charge options, the California Postsecondary Education Commission developed a computer model which can be applied to public higher education in California. Using this model, a simulation was conducted to predict the enrollment and revenue effects of a $50 annual fee increase at California community colleges. The simulation, based on Reagan administration proposals to reduce appropriations to the Basic Educational Opportunity Grants (BEOG) program, utilized four assumptions: (1) a $50 annual registration fee for students enrolling for six hours or more per semester and a $30 registration fee for those enrolling for less than six hours; (2) additional state financial aid for BEOG-eligible students to cover the amount of fee increases; (3) state general fund declines of $1,275 per ADA (Average Daily Attendance) for enrollment losses; and (4) May 1981 proposals for BEOG program cuts. Projections from the simulation indicate that the community colleges would lose 31,041 students (i.e., 2.5% of all students) with a fee increase of this magnitude; that 26,086 of the students would be enrolled for less than six units and would not be eligible for student aid; that few low-income students enrolled for more than six units would fail to attend because of the registration fee, but that 15,208 low-income students enrolled for six units or less would probably not enroll. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.