ERIC Number: ED496360
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Ten Questions about Tuition and Financial Aid
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, Trusteeship v12 n1 Jan-Feb 2004
The questions "How much does it cost this institution to provide an education?" and "How much should students pay for that education?" are difficult to answer. In virtually all private institutions, and most public ones, today's students actually are paying a variety of prices, depending on the aid they receive and the financing methods they choose. So when board members ask questions about the cost of education, the queries really are about the effectiveness of institutional tuition pricing, discounting, and financial-aid policies. This article presents ten questions trustees and administrators can ask in order to better gauge the appropriate price for tuition and the right approach to financial aid at their institutions.
Descriptors: Tuition, Educational Finance, Student Financial Aid, Expenditure per Student, Student Costs, Budgeting, Questioning Techniques, Policy Formation
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, Washington, DC.