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State Policy
Sep 14, 2016
State dollars for public higher education would go farther, prominent researchers argue, if more of it went to open-access colleges and need-based aid.

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September 14, 2016

State dollars for public higher education would go farther, prominent researchers argue, if more of it went to open-access colleges and need-based aid.

June 21, 2016

Researchers say the real test of a state student aid program may not be enrollment alone, but graduate school, lifetime income and more.

June 6, 2016

North Carolina legislation would have cut tuition dramatically, and many at the institutions feared they would lose revenue. Two universities still are covered by bill.

April 28, 2016

College affordability has declined in 45 states since 2008, with low- and middle-income students in particular feeling the pinch, new study finds.

November 24, 2015

Tennessee Promise drives dramatic increases in freshman enrollments at the state's two-year institutions.

September 28, 2015

Concerns among policy makers and the public are mounting over reductions in state spending on public higher education, but what's missing is a serious conversation about whether those cuts are fairly distributed, write Sara Goldrick-Rab and Tammy Kolbe.

July 7, 2015

A New Jersey lawmaker is proposing a lottery that would clear student loan debt of the winners. But critics say the lottery isn't a viable solution for those hoping to pay off their debt in a reasonable amount of time.

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.

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