ERIC Number: ED479538
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Aug-12
Reference Count: N/A
Final Report and Recommendations of the Committee on Affordability.
Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.
Various recent trends within Illinois higher education have raised concerns that the goals of "The Illinois Commitment," the state's higher education plan, may be at risk. In response to these concerns, a Committee on Affordability was established in August 2002 to conduct a comprehensive and objective analysis of these trends to assess the changes that have taken place in the affordability of Illinois higher education and the effects of those changes. The Committee developed 20 recommendations, which are detailed in this report. The recommendations build on the 3 broad goals suggested by the 1994 Committee To Study Affordability: (1) enhancing academic preparation and performance; (2) assisting needy students; and (3) keeping college costs affordable. Implementation of the 20 recommendations related to these 3 goals will be dependent on the relative priorities set for each by the Illinois Board of Higher Education and other agencies. In many cases, implementation will be dependent on the availability of fiscal resources. The report includes an outline of the action steps and entities needed to implement each recommendation, an assessment of whether the recommendation can be accomplished in the short term or the long term, and a very broad estimate of the costs associated with each recommendation. (Contains 15 figures.) (SLD)
Descriptors: College Preparation, Educational Trends, Higher Education, Paying for College, Student Costs, Student Financial Aid, Tuition
For full text: http://www.ibhe.state.il.us/Board/Agendas/2003/August/Item%209%20Report.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois