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ERIC Number: EJ853091
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul-24
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
States Increased Student Aid in 2007-8, but It Won't Last
Kelderman, Eric
Chronicle of Higher Education, v55 n42 Jul 2009
The 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico took advantage of the nation's strong economy during the 2007-8 budget year and spent a total of nearly $10-billion on student aid. That was an increase of 6.6 percent from the year before when adjusted for inflation, according to an annual report released this week by the National Association of State Student Grant and Aid Programs. But that $700-million one-year increase in financial aid that the jurisdictions provided for college students in 2007-8 will probably represent a peak for the next several years as the recession shrinks state tax revenue and lawmakers look for places to cut budgets. Collectively, states had to close shortfalls of $111-billion in their 2008-9 budgets and gaps of more than $121-billion for 2009-10. Many states may have to make midyear cuts in the spending plans they passed within the past few weeks. This article offers a summary report of the State Support for Student Aid for 2007-8.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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