ERIC Number: ED231436
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Mar-21
Reference Count: N/A
Student Charges, Student Financial Aid, and Access to Postsecondary Education: Options for the California Community Colleges. A Report to the Governor and the Legislature from Phase III of the Commission's Response to Assembly Concurrent Resolution 81.
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
The third in a series of reports examining the impact of student charges on the goals of open access and educational quality in California's community colleges, this report considers alternatives for maintaining access and quality, the conditions under which student charges should be imposed, and the structures and levels of student charges. Part One addresses state strategies, community college functions, and the goals and principles of California public higher education. Part Two discusses legislative action required to preserve access, quality, and financial support for the colleges, and the legislative framework for assessing fiscal options, including a general student charge. Part Three develops a contingency plan for implementing a student charge policy, including recommendations on the structure of charges, differential charges, structure and funding level of student financial aid, and the relation between student charge revenues and community college funding mechanisms. Part Four asks the governor and legislature to review questions of access and quality, to assess options to a general charge, and to come to a decision regarding the imposition of a general student charge. Appendices include recommendations from the California Postsecondary Education Commission, an estimate of the impact of inflation on community college revenues, principles for funding mechanisms, an assessment of the impact of a student charge on enrollment and revenues, and the Board of Governors' fee contingency plan. (LL)
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Role, Community Colleges, Educational Finance, Educational Objectives, Fees, Financial Policy, Open Enrollment, Policy Formation, Resource Allocation, State Legislation, Statewide Planning, Student Costs, Student Financial Aid, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California