ERIC Number: ED115157
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Examples of the Use of National and State Postsecondary Education Financing Models.
Systems Research Inc., Los Angeles, CA.
The National Commission on the Financing of Post Secondary Education (NCFPE) has developed a model of student response to alternative financing plans, and has used this computer model to evaluate several alternatives in terms of enrollments and costs. The model predicted enrollments by types of institutions and family income and costs based on the changes in "price response"--the changes in the number of students who attend an institution based on its tuition, fees, and other costs. Thus enrollment would be expected to increase if the costs to the student--price were lowered and enrollment would be expected to decrease if the costs to the student price were increased. Two models were developed from the NCFPE model. This document provides the results of using those models with several alternatives interpretations of the general policy of "low tuition." While the results can themselves be useful to the discussion of alternative financing plans, they are intended as an example of using these improved models at two levels of interest. These models, like many others, depend on the student's response to the change in the "price" of postsecondary education. A brief summary of this concept and data bearing on this issue are included as an appendix. (Author/KE)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Systems Research Inc., Los Angeles, CA.
Note: Paper presented at the National Conference on Postsecondary Financing (Washington, D.C., January 1975)