ERIC Number: ED121171
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Nov
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Public Aid to Private And Proprietary Institutions.
American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.
Today private institutions of higher education are included in practically every federal program which aids higher educational institutions and students. At the state level, over 40 states have some form of aid to the private sector. Some now ask for much more massive assistance to private colleges, on both the federal and state levels. The principle arguments for very large-scale aid to the private sector along (or disproportionately) have been unique financial distress and the need to provide "choice as well as access" in higher education. This nationwide campaign for massive aid to the private sector alone, combined with growing financial pressures at public colleges and rising public tuition, leads to consideration of: (1) the possible loss of higher educational opportunities, (2) the financial crisis, and (3) the questionable distress in the private sector. (Author/KE)
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Authoring Institution: American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.
Note: This policy statement was adopted at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (15th, Boston, Massachusetts, November 1975)