ERIC Number: ED484613
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Investing in Arizona's Future. College Access, Affordability, and the Impact of Investment in Need-Based Financial Aid
Phipps, Ronald A.; Santos, Jose Luis; Merisotis, Jamie P.
Institute for Higher Education Policy
Today, a college degree is an ever-increasing milestone on the road to personal success. Although the gains of education that accrue to the individual are more obvious, society also has much to gain from an educated populous. These dual benefits provide the rationale to spend taxpayer dollars to help capable but economically disadvantaged students attain college degrees. Yet, in response to shifting attitudes about the relative importance of individual and societal benefits, the size of the public contribution in the U.S. has diminished during the past several years. This report strives to provide information to help maintain a balance between individuals' and society's contribution to the cost of college. This report also catalogues a variety of public and private benefits, both social and economic, derived from educational attainment of the citizens of the state of Arizona. College matters, both to the individual members of the workforce of the state of Arizona and to their fellow Arizona citizens who reap the rich rewards of their efforts.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Sponsor: USA Funds, Indianapolis, Ind.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Higher Education Policy, Washington, DC. Latino/a Policy Research Initiative, University of Arizona