ERIC Number: ED481763
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Integrating Financial Aid and Financial Policies: Case Studies from Five States. Changing Direction: Integrating Higher Education Financial Aid and Financing Policies.
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, CO.
This report is a collection of five state case studies comprising a major component of the first phase of the project, "Changing Direction: Integrating Higher Education Financial Aid and Financing Policies." The project explored state-level strategies to better align financing and financial aid policies and support more informed decision making on issues surrounding financial aid and financing in higher education. These case studies of Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Missouri, and Oregon were designed to equip policymakers and higher education leaders from all sectors to more effectively address key public policy issues concerning the structuring of financing and financial aid to achieve goals of access to quality higher education. This paper describes how states were selected, presents state objectives, and highlights a number of milestones and accomplishments, focusing on how states: engaged key leadership, developed new policy, sustained a discussion and laid the ground for further work, and commissioned special studies. For each case study, the paper presents information on state policy context, state actions, and observations. (SM)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Finance, Higher Education, Public Colleges, Public Policy, State Aid, State Government, Student Financial Aid
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, P.O. Box 9752, Boulder, CO 80301-9752. Tel: 303-541-0200; Web site: http://wiche.edu/Policy/Changing_Direction/Pubs.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Lumina Foundation for Education, Indianapolis, IN.
Authoring Institution: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, CO.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona; Connecticut; Florida; Missouri; Oregon