ERIC Number: ED115147
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jan-17
Reference Count: 0
Financing of State Colleges and Universities.
Ostar, Allan W.
The low tuition system has worked so well for so long that it should not be abandoned on the basis of very limited data and even more limited assumptions. The rights of millions of college students to a low tuition education should not be bargained away in the name of some notion of "higher educational consensus" or "healthy dialogue." Nor should this right be bargained away in the name of aid to low income students or in the name of student choice. An emphasis on student aid alone, without adequate institutional aid, can force a general increase in tuition that will disadvantage all students--working class and middle-class as well as poor. There is a substantial and growing body of research that finds increases in tuition and other college costs lead to decreases in enrollment. Indeed, such tuition increases are one principal reason why the percentage of high school graduates going to college has been declining for several years. Congress and the administration should include a set-aside of funds for education and training to enable some of the unemployed to develop new skills for later employment. (Author/KE)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the National Conference on Postsecondary Education (Washington, D.C., January 17, 1975); Not available in hard copy due to marginal reproducibility of original document