State Policy and the Affordability of Public Higher Education: The Influence of State Grants on Persistence in Indiana
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- St. John, E.P., Hu, S. & Weber, J. Research in Higher Education (2001) 42: 401. doi:10.1023/A:1011002808866
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The coordination of state finance strategies has been widely advocated as a means of maintaining affordability in public colleges and universities. This article examines the influence of state grants on equalizing opportunity for persistence among full-time resident students in Indiana's public system of higher education. The findings indicate that the state has maintained a commitment to a balanced approach to higher education finance, with increases in state grants that corresponded with tuition increases in the middle 1990s. This investment has been sufficient to equalize opportunity to persist.