FY 2010 & FY 2011 Trends in State Funding for Higher Education

By Mandy Rafool

graduatesRecent developments in higher education funding paint a grim picture for students: Financial aid and scholarship programs have been reduced, academic programs have been terminated and tuition has continued to rise. All have been adversely affected by state budget shortfalls and, specifically, cuts to higher education budgets. 

This report provides an overview of funding for higher education. It also summarizes recent state actions to realign higher education funding in an environment of scarce state resources. 

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