ERIC Number: ED217767
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Report of the Committee for Public Higher Education, Inc., Based on "The Cost of Tuition: A Study of the City University of New York."
Policy recommendations regarding free tuition for the City University of New York (CUNY) as proposed by the Committee for Public Higher Education, (CPHE), and a research report by Richard Rothbard, are presented. Based on Rothbard's investigation, "The Cost of Tuition: A Study of the City University of New York," CPHE recommends the restoration of a free tuition policy for CUNY through the appropriation of $16 million to students to cover all tuition charges on full-time undergraduates that are not otherwise reimbursed through tuition-related financial aid (Pell grants or Tuition Assistance Program grants). The Rothbard research report includes a literature review of tuition and financing of higher education, a history of the university, a review of the financing of the university's budget over the past several years, cost analysis of student aid programs, and information on the study and its findings. The 1979-1980 academic year was selected as the test period, and it was determined that total tuition revenue was $93.8 million, which represented additional revenue of $82.7 million. Costs for financial aid and administrative expenses that did not exist prior to imposition of tuition were determined. For the $82.7 million in additional revenue generated, at least $99 million had to be expended, and the bulk of these costs were borne by the state and federal governments ($58 and $40 million, respectively). In 1979-1980, CUNY's expenditures outweighed its tuition revenues by $17.2 million, or $1.20 was spent for every $1 generated in tuition. The City reaped at least a $205 million windfall between 1976-1977, when tuition was implemented, and 1979-1980, because tuition revenue was used as a substitute for City aid. A bibliography and press releases about the findings are included. (SW)
Descriptors: Budgets, City Government, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Finance, Expenditures, Financial Policy, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Income, Institutional Research, Open Enrollment, Operating Expenses, Program Costs, Public Education, Public Policy, Student Financial Aid, Tuition, Tuition Grants, Undergraduate Study, Urban Universities
Committee for Public Higher Education Publications, P.O. 1778, New York, NY 10027 ($1.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Committee for Public Higher Education, Inc., New York, NY.
Identifiers: City University of New York; New York (New York )