Investigating the impacts of state higher education appropriations and financial aid

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States invest in public higher education in two primary ways: through direct funds to institutions (general operating support) and direct funds to students in the form of state financial aid programs (student grant aid). General operating support is the larger of the two funding categories, totaling $80.8 billion in 2019, while state financial aid allocations totaled $12.3 billion. To gain a deeper understanding of the impacts this state investment in higher education has on student outcomes, we examine the historical data and empirical literature on state support for higher education....  [+] Show more

Subjects: Finance; Higher education; Outcomes; Equity

Keywords: Educational finance; Financial aid; Financial aspects; Funding; Outcomes of education and training; Investment; Government policy; Completion; Policy implications; Institutional administration; Recommendations

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: Boulder, Colorado: State Higher Education Executive Officers, 2021

Physical description: 85 p. (report) + [1] p. (infographic)

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Statement of responsibility: Kristen Cummings, Sophia Laderman, Jason Lee, David Tandberg and Dustin Weeden

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 146.108

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