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ERIC Number: EJ746602
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 20
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-1559-5455
The Cost of Federal Legislation on Higher Education: The Hidden Tax on Tuition
Hunter, Bonnie; Gehring, Donald D.
NASPA Journal, v42 n4 p478-497 2005
This study focused on developing a conceptual framework for cost collection at colleges and universities and on assessing the cost impact of federal legislation on a representative midsize, private, 4-year institution in the Midwest. Additionally, a complete list of federal legislation affecting higher education had to be compiled before costs could be collected. The outcomes of this cost impact study included the development of a complete legislative typology for federal legislation affecting higher education, including more than 200 laws; a cost model framework and worksheet for data collection; and actual cost data of federal legislation implementation at an institution of higher education. Specific cost data at the institution under study demonstrated that the cost impact of federal legislation to the institution was 6.5% of the institution's operating budget for the 2000-2001 fiscal year. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A