How the U.S. Supports Higher Education

Research and analysis on state and federal policies to aid students, families, and institutions

How the U.S. Supports Higher Education
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The federal government and the states provide substantial resources for higher education, through direct spending and tax provisions that reduce revenue. This collection of resources explores how postsecondary education is funded at both levels of government and how that support varies by state.

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Federal and State Funding of Higher Education

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This chartbook illustrates major shifts in higher education funding in recent years. It examines where the money comes from, where it goes, and how the situation has changed over time.

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Supporting Higher Education Through the Tax Code

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To maximize the impact of higher education investments and achieve desired policy goals, policymaker should have knowledge of the full range of assistance provided to institutions and students. This means having an understanding of the billions of dollars made available through spending programs and the tax code.

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