ERIC Number: ED432355
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
New Jersey Commission on Higher Education Fiscal Year 1999 Budget Policy Statement.
New Jersey State Commission on Higher Education.
This report gives recommendations for the 1999 budget policy for higher education within the state of New Jersey. In its background section of previous budget policies and related reports, the report describes the Commission's goals and plans on financing, the condition of New Jersey's financial aid to students, incentive programs, and remaining needs. For the fiscal year 1999, the report stresses that the budget must recognize that the various sources of funding for higher education are interdependent. Following a description of possible sources, the 1999 budget policy recommendations are stated. First, in terms of student assistance, the report focuses on tuition grants, differentiating between full time and part time students. The Commission urges that the 1999 budget provide inflation-based increases for summer programs and costs for the academic year for students. It describes the initiatives of the Educational Opportunity Fund and two scholarships. In terms of capital funding, the Commission recommends inclusion of funding for capital programs with continued funding for the debt service costs of other funds. In terms of educational operating aid, it is recommended that the budget take initiative in achieving the recommended funding partnership for the four-year, two-year, and independent institutions. Other higher education programs are mentioned, followed by a statement on accountability and funding for statewide goals. (JJL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Commission on Higher Education.