ERIC Number: ED375753
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Nov-9
Reference Count: N/A
Report of the Committee To Study Affordability.
Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.
This report addresses college affordability in Illinois from the student's perspective and makes specific recommendations to improve affordability at public institutions of higher education. The report also seeks to make students and their families more aware of the close connection between academic preparation, progress, and college costs. It recommends that colleges and universities make every effort to control increases in tuition, fee rates, and other students costs, and that institutions establish multi-year tuition and fee plans. Governing boards should include tuition and fee requests in their fall budget submissions in order to better inform students and their families of upcoming cost increases. It also recommends the publication of an annual affordability report to ensure that governing boards have updated and comprehensive information about students' ability to pay and other factors as they make their annual decisions about tuition and fee rate increases. Three appendixes provide information on the Illinois Board of Higher Education's goals, objectives and priorities; current board policies; and a list of publications of the Illinois Student Assistance Commission. (MDM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois