ERIC Number: ED469024
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
A Look at Affordability at Virginia's Public Colleges & Universities. Revised. A SCHEV White Paper.
Virginia State Council of Higher Education, Richmond.
This "white paper" is intended to provide an overview of many questions and issues related to the affordability of higher education in Virginia and to provide a starting point for discussions and deliberations. The paper includes a timeline for the completion of a study of college costs in Virginia by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. Outcomes expected from this study are methodologies for assessing how state financial aid policies impact the affordability and accessibility of Virginia's public colleges and universities and determining the appropriate share of cost or alternatives for assessing the level of state funding for Virginia's public colleges and universities. It is also expected that the study will result in options for setting a coherent, long-term tuition policy for the Commonwealth of Virginia. A review of the current policy situation shows that there is a fragmented approach to setting policy in Virginia in the areas of tuition and fees, student financial aid, and state funding for higher education. The Commonwealth has rarely assessed the impact these policies have collectively on affordability and access. Without a more coordinated approach, Virginia's higher education system will continue to struggle with long-term planning to advance the state's goals. (SLD)
Descriptors: Costs, Federal Aid, Higher Education, Paying for College, Public Colleges, State Aid, Student Financial Aid
For full text: http://www.schev.edu/Reportstats/ AffordabilityWhitePaper82202.pdf.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Council of Higher Education, Richmond.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia