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ERIC Number: ED502193
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov
Pages: 56
Abstractor: ERIC
State Tuition, Fees, and Financial Assistance Policies for Public Colleges and Universities, 2005-06
Boatman, Angela; L'Orange, Hans
State Higher Education Executive Officers
This report, sixth in a series of updates by State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO), is a comprehensive assessment of state policies related to public college and university tuition, fees, and financial aid. Significant variation was found among the states in the basic philosophy that guides decision making regarding tuition levels in public higher education, but a majority of states espouse a philosophy of low tuition to make education as affordable as possible. Agencies listed a number of factors used in setting resident tuition, with state general fund appropriations ranking first among factors, followed by prior year's tuition. The overall policy related to student fees also varied, as did the ranking of influences on financial aid policy. Promoting broad access to higher education ranked first among these influences. Responses made it clear that the issue of affordable access to higher education is of increasing concern to both state policy makers and citizens. Two appendixes contain a list of survey respondents and the survey instrument. (Contains 14 tables.) [For previous year's report, see ED478601.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Higher Education Executive Officers