ERIC Number: ED146827
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Alternative Tuition Systems. ERIC/Higher Education Research Report No. 6.
MacDonald, Douglas S.
This monograph reviews the alternative tuition systems that colleges, universities, states, and the Federal Government have implemented, are in the process of developing, or have proposed to use in helping families pay for the escalating costs of postsecondary education. It considers models for pricing tuition, ways to keep tuition low, and suggestions about how parents and students can finance a postsecondary education. The major tuition surcharge plans that have been suggested to finance postsecondary education are surveyed, and recommendations for the apportionment of the responsibility for financing postsecondary education are made. Also discussed are institutional alternative tuition plans that feature income-contingent loans, tuition postponement options, prepaid installment systems, and moderately low-interest loan programs. In addition, several state and federal alternative plans and regional reciprocity programs that bear directly on the institutional alternative tuition plans are examined. The implications of alternative tuition plans are summarized, especially in relation to federal-state reciprocity agreements. (Author/JMF)
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Federal Aid, Financial Support, Higher Education, Income Contingent Loans, State Aid, State Federal Aid, Student Costs, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Tuition, Tuition Grants
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education.