ERIC Number: ED473103
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
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Assessing the Value of Non-Resident Tuition Policies in the Face of State Workforce Development Needs: A Minnesota Perspective. AIR 2002 Forum Paper.
Opatz, Joseph P.
This paper analyzes the economic costs and benefits of Minnesota's nonresident tuition policies and tuition reciprocity agreements to the state. It also assesses the effects that modifications to these policies and agreements would have on migration patterns and the costs and benefits arising from such modifications. The methods used, such as student price response coefficients, migration rates, and estimates of lifetime tax payments, provide the basis for determining the economic value of reciprocity agreements and nonresident tuition policies to the state of Minnesota. These methods may be useful to other states in assessing migration patterns and nonresident tuition policies. Results of the analysis show that reduced tuition for nonresidents is of great benefit to the state's economy. However, policies that provide incentives for Minnesota residents to leave the state for college are costly to the state. (Contains 11 tables, 3 figures, and 20 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Minnesota