ERIC Number: ED489089
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Feb
Student Charges and Financial Aid, 2004-2005
American Association of State Colleges and Universities
Improvements in economic conditions and state finances brought some welcome developments in student charges and financial aid at public colleges and universities in 2004-2005, but widespread concern over college affordability continues. Even though tuition and fee increases have moderated, upward pressure on college prices remains, as rising enrollments and costs outpace increased appropriations in many states. Student aid funding faces similar challenges at the state and federal levels, as significant growth in the number of eligible students collides with competing policy priorities. As a result, the year ahead is likely to bring attention-and even more scrutiny-to college pricing and student aid, especially for students at greatest risk of falling out of the educational pipeline. Appended are: (A) Selected Student Charges for Undergraduates at AASCU Institutions, Academic Year 2004-2005; and (B) Selected Student Charges for Undergraduates at NASULGC Institutions, Academic Year 2004-2005.
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Student Costs, Higher Education, Educational Finance, Eligibility, Tuition, Undergraduate Students, Educational Policy
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.; National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, Washington, DC.