ERIC Number: ED478589
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Financing Higher Education: The Appropriate Balance among Appropriations, Tuition and Fees, and Financial Aid To Achieve the Goals of "Closing the Gaps."
Texas State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.
At its October 2002 meeting, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board discussed the effects of recent trends in higher education financing on the state's ability to achieve the goals of the state's higher education plan, "Closing the Gaps." This paper, prepared as a "next step" agenda item at the January 2003 Board meeting, provides the basis for a possible policy recommendation to the Texas Legislature regarding the appropriate balance among appropriations to institutions, financial aid, and charges to students. The recommendations are based on the key principles of flexibility, adequacy of funding, and adequacy of financial aid. It is suggested that as long as the average charge to students is not raised or lowered significantly, institutions should have flexibility in setting charges to students. Increased charges that might result from tuition flexibility should result in a net increase in revenue to institutions, and it must be recognized that the state's system of higher education must continue to be affordable for the citizens of Texas. (Contains 15 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.
Identifiers - Location: Texas