State Policy

State Policy
Nov 30, 2021
More and more states are creating lottery-funded scholarship programs, but they disproportionately hurt the people they’re often intended to help.
Nov 12, 2019
New federal rules on distance education highlight long-standing tensions between consumer advocates seeking stronger state-level protections for students and higher education groups seeking shared national standards.

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November 30, 2021

More and more states are creating lottery-funded scholarship programs, but they disproportionately hurt the people they’re often intended to help.

October 13, 2021

California governor Gavin Newsom vetoed a bill to extend access to the state’s financial aid program to about 160,000 more college students. The governor cited the high costs of the measure, which was widely supported by state lawmakers.

April 26, 2021

A recent report found that the state of Tennessee owes between $150 million and $544 million in land-grant funds to Tennessee State University. Lawmakers have known about the underfunding for decades.

February 11, 2021

It's a jungle out there for faculty members this legislative session, with state bills banning certain courses and content and, in Iowa, seeking to survey faculty members on their political beliefs.

February 10, 2021

West Virginia University and its president choose words carefully as lawmakers float eliminating the state income tax -- which could end a source of revenue that goes to funding higher education.

July 1, 2019

Several states have begun to fund efforts to help students with their basic needs amid growing concern about homelessness and hunger on campus.

May 28, 2019

Washington State's new scholarship program, which will help make college free for thousands of students, will be funded by a tax on businesses that need highly skilled and educated employees.

August 8, 2018

AAUP opposes efforts in some states to get academics to disavow movement regarding Israel. Group also opposes recent government action against American pro-BDS scholar.

October 23, 2017

The split between need-based and non-need-based grants remained the same year over year in 2015-16.

July 24, 2017

It is important to ask crucial funding questions about such plans now, argues Bob Samuels.

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November 12, 2019

New federal rules on distance education highlight long-standing tensions between consumer advocates seeking stronger state-level protections for students and higher education groups seeking shared national standards.

May 9, 2019

Bills targeting for-profit institutions in California would prohibit tuition-sharing deals -- a sign of growing political scrutiny of the role of online program management companies.

January 23, 2019

The U.S. Department of Education is contemplating going back to the drawing board on complex rules governing authority to operate online programs in multiple states.

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