ERIC Number: ED365264
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The Tuition Dilemma--State Policies and Practices in Pricing Public Higher Education.
Lenth, Charles S.
This report analyzes state policies and practices in pricing public higher education through tuition levels and related issues of finance, access, and policy development. The first chapter outlines the current heightened tension over tuition levels and policies. Chapter 2 looks at policies and procedures for tuition at public institutions as they vary across states. This section examines factors such as tuition guidelines and institutional philosophies, bodies with authority in setting tuition, economic and cost factors used in setting tuition, and policies that relate tuition to the cost of education. Chapter 3 examines the increased interest in tuition differentials, waivers, and financial assistance for students to help offset tuition charges. This section notes and examines the increasing move to make decisions about eligibility or amount of assistance provided to individual students at the state policy level through guidelines, eligibility criteria, limiting assistance waivers, or determining assistance through standardized formulas. Chapter 4 examines the growth in tuition as a source of revenue to support public higher education which reflects increases in tuition rates as well as other factors. Appendixes include a 1992-93 survey of state tuition policies, three tables on state tuition and fees, and summary data on tuition revenues in public institutions by state. (JB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Finance, Higher Education, National Surveys, Out of State Students, Policy Formation, Public Colleges, Public Policy, State Standards, Statewide Planning, Student Financial Aid, Tuition
State Higher Education Executive Officers, 707 17th St., Suite 2700, Denver, CO 80202-3427 ($15 prepaid).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: State Higher Education Executive Officers Association.