ERIC Number: ED171188
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
The Tuition Advance Fund: An Analysis Prepared for Boston University.
Three models for anlayzing the Tuition Advance Fund (TAF) are examined. The three models are: projections by the Institute for Demographic and Economic Studies (IDES), projections by Data Resources, Inc. (DRI), and the Tuition Advance Fund Simulation (TAFSIM) models from Boston University. Analysis of the TAF is based on enrollment, price, and repayment schedules, which depend on income projections. It is claimed that all three models are working on totals that are not acceptable, because they gloss over substantial differences between the types of institutions and the two sectors of higher education that must be taken into account. It is claimed that the TAFSIM model shows convincingly that if the Congress creates TAF, the projected 1979 appropriation of $4.5 billion would be sufficient, under any of the four alternative plans for the state sector suggested by Boston University, to defray the costs of the program in the initial year. Graphs are appended that illustrate the repayment schedules of the TAF under Congressional Appropriation Plan I, and each of the four tuition plans for the state sector is presented. (SW)
Descriptors: College Students, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Enrollment Projections, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Higher Education, Income, Loan Repayment, Models, Research Reports, Socioeconomic Status, Student Costs, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Tables (Data), Tuition
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC. National Inst. of Independent Colleges and Universities.