ERIC Number: ED462897
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Student Charges & Financial Aid, 2001-2002.
National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, Washington, DC.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.
Data from a variety of sources confirmed that the opening of the 2001-2002 academic year brought a return to reduced appropriations for higher education and higher tuition increases. As the impact of the continued economic slowdown and the financial blows from the September terrorist attacks become known, policymakers continue to reduce budgets for education. The return to tight budgets and tuition hikes will collide with steady and significant enrollment increases over the next 10 years. The rate of tuition and fees at public 4-year institutions increased at a significantly higher rate than last year. And room and board charges increased at a full percentage point above the rate of increase for the previous year. Selected pieces of state legislation related to higher education tuition are reviewed, and other developments in state financial support of higher education are explored. It is apparent that two coming events will bring student finance issues into sharper focus: the 2002 elections and the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. Two appendixes list selected student charges at member institutions of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges. (Contains 7 tables and 34 endnotes.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Budgeting, Costs, Economic Factors, Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Higher Education, Paying for College, Retrenchment, Tables (Data), Tuition
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, Washington, DC.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.
Note: For the 2000-2001 report, see ED 456 700.