ERIC Number: ED422754
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jul-7
Reference Count: N/A
Current Affordability Policies: Status of Implementation.
Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.
This report presents policies to enhance academic preparation and progress, assist needy students, and keep college costs affordable in Illinois, and indicates the implementation status of these policies. These policies are designed to heighten awareness among students and families of the effect of academic preparation and sustained academic progress on educational costs and college success; to increase cooperation and coordination among schools and colleges to strengthen academic preparation; to expand opportunities available to high school students and nontraditional students to receive college credit; to reduce institutional barriers to timely degree completion; to expand opportunities available to students who can benefit from accelerated programs; to provide educational opportunities to all residents of the state, irrespective of their financial status; to make a wide range of educational opportunities available to residents of the state; to foster participation in and reduce barriers to higher education; to assist students and families in planning and saving to meet higher education costs; and to ensure that family decisions about tuition and fees are included in planning and budget development. Recommendations, implementation status, and planned initiatives for these policies are included. (MDM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Acceleration (Education), Access to Education, College School Cooperation, Educational Policy, Equal Education, Higher Education, Paying for College, Program Descriptions, School Holding Power, Statewide Planning, Student Attrition, Student Financial Aid, Time to Degree, Tuition
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois