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ERIC Number: ED463591
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Nov
Pages: 46
Abstractor: N/A
Federal Support for Education: Fiscal Years 1980 to 2001.
Hoffman, Charlene M.
This report attempts to provide a comprehensive picture of total federal financial support for education since fiscal year 1980. Federal support for education, excluding estimated federal tax expenditures, was an estimated $128.1 billion in fiscal year 2001, an increase of $65.3 billion since fiscal year 1990. The report divides federal education funding into three categories: (1) on-budget funding for federal programs, generally set through congressional appropriations; (2) off-budget support and nonfederal funds, which are federal monies excluded from the budget by law; and (3) nonfederal funds generated by federal programs, resulting from federal loan guarantees and interest subsidies to support loan capital raised through various private and public sources. Fiscal year 2001 highlights include the following observations: On-budget federal funds for education programs were estimated at $92.8 billion--an increase of 80 percent since FY 1980 in current dollars; a little over 60 percent of federal education support went to educational institutions; and schools and colleges derived 11 percent of their revenues from the federal government, with remaining revenues coming from state and local governments, individuals, and private organizations. Definitions of financial terms are provided. Seven appendices detail federal financial support, federal tax expenditures, and on-budget funds for education for FY 1965 to 2001. (Contains 18 tables and 3 figures.) (RT)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.