ERIC Number: ED043309
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Feb
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Public Financing of Higher Education.
Tax Foundation, Inc., New York, NY.
The purpose of this study was to examine the major issues involved in governmental financing of, or assistance to, higher education. Of central concern was the overall size of governmental support and the justification for it. The study begins with a review of the needs and demands for higher education as shown by projections of enrollments and expenditures. Some economic issues in public financing of higher education are then examined, including the relationship between education and economic growth, the rate of return on investment in higher education, and some relevant alternatives for public policy. The study then concerns itself with federal financing of higher education: federal aid in the past, new forms of aid, and alternatives to present programs; and concludes with a discussion of state and local financing of higher education, and the questions of the size of the financing problem, tuition, student loans, and scholarships. Some state studies on this problem are reviewed. (AF)
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Financial Needs, Financial Support, Higher Education, Scholarships, State Aid, Tuition
Tax Foundation Inc., 50 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, N.Y. 10020 ($1.50)
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Authoring Institution: Tax Foundation, Inc., New York, NY.