Higher Education Funding
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Impact on Higher Education
Check on how the new economic recovery bill, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) affects higher education institutions, students, faculty and staff. See the power-point (4MB) from the March 17, 2009 webinar by NEA’s Education Policy and Practice Director, Joel Packer.
The following reports from severalNEA Almanac of Higher Educationpublications shed light on the issues of higher education finance:
- For an authoritative look at state funding trends, see William Zumeta's annual articles for the NEA Almanac. The most recent is, "State Support: On the Upswing but Still Near Pre-Recession Levels," published in spring 2015.
- The topic of higher educaiton funding and its impact on college affordability also has been covered in NEA Today, with articles including: "Who Can Afford College Today?" and "States Turn Back on Higher Ed, Leaving Feds and Families with the Bill" and "Cuts to Higher Education Taking the 'Public' Out of Public Universities."
RESEARCH AND TOOLS
Long, Bridget T. "The Impact of Higher Education Tax Credits for Higher Education Expenses", Working Paper 9553, National Bureau of Economic Research, March 2003. This study concludes that access to higher education did not improve and the tax credit facilitated tuition increases. Read our summary of this report.
Visit the news archive for headlines on the fiscal crisis in higher education.