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State Policy
May 05, 2015
A new report suggests that while growing personnel and construction costs are a factor in the rising price of public higher education, a decline in state funding is the real culprit. 

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May 5, 2015

A new report suggests that while growing personnel and construction costs are a factor in the rising price of public higher education, a decline in state funding is the real culprit. 

March 4, 2015

An “extraordinarily” detailed analysis of student-level data in Virginia shows low-income students were hit hardest as public colleges and universities raised tuition during Great Recession.

February 2, 2015

Governor wants to allow community colleges to offer bachelor's degrees. He also seeks some state aid for two-year students, who have been frozen out of program since 2009.

November 20, 2014

National "free tuition" group changes its name and pitch with plan to support state and city tuition scholarships while continuing to push on the federal level.

September 15, 2014

States last year kept their spending on student aid roughly the same -- but they invested more heavily in grant programs based on financial need rather than merit. 

September 4, 2014

Lottery-based scholarships are popular and bring benefits, but often accompany other budget cuts and can fail to benefit students who most need funds, new report finds.

February 17, 2014

As the budget forecast turns sunnier for California's public institutions, the privates worry about cuts to a state scholarship program on which their students rely.

January 29, 2013

Without enough state aid dollars to make college affordable, Colorado is shifting the focus of its grant program from affordability to encouraging credit completion. 

November 13, 2012

Report finds that state merit aid programs have only a small effect on whether graduates stay in-state after college.

June 8, 2012

Iowa proposal to eliminate use of tuition dollars for financial aid raises questions about who should shoulder the burden of financial aid and who decides how aid gets doled out.

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