ERIC Number: ED399853
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
State Student Aid Policies and Independent Higher Education: Their Potential Relevance for California. Report 96-5.
This paper provides recent information concerning policies in other states relevant to California's efforts to direct undergraduate students toward in-state private colleges and universities or out-of-state institutions, thus relieving the enrollment burden on the state's publicly supported institutions. The primary database for the analysis is a data file compiled in 1995 on 60 programs in 28 states that provide financial assistance to private colleges and universities or their students. Half the states have one or more programs that provide state funds directly to independent colleges and universities. Programs in Washington, Virginia, Florida, and Arizona for upper division students are highlighted and the provision of just over $1 billion in need-based state grant aid to undergraduates attending private institutions within their home states in 1994-95 is noted. The 500,000 additional qualified undergraduates predicted by the year 2005, combined with severely constrained financial resources, suggests the need for California to better utilize the 100 plus independent institutions in the state. A program of need-based grants to California undergraduates attending independent institutions in addition to the Cal Grant program which currently provides grants to students in both public and private institutions is suggested. (JLS)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Demand, Educational Supply, Enrollment Projections, Financial Needs, Financial Policy, Higher Education, Long Range Planning, Paying for College, Private Colleges, Private Sector, Public Sector, State Aid, Student Financial Aid
California Higher Education Policy Center, 160 West Santa Clara Street, Suite 704, San Jose, CA 95113 (free).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Higher Education Policy Center, San Jose.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona; California; Florida; Virginia; Washington