Integrating Higher Education Financial Aid and Financing Policy: Case Studies from the Changing Direction States

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Year published: 
2008
Month published: 
February
Media type: 
PDF
Number of pages: 
89
File size: 
980 KB
Print publication number : 
2A357

One of WICHE’s primary activities of the Changing Direction project (funded by Lumina Foundation for Education) was to provide direct technical assistance to states that were seriously considering higher education financing issues in new ways. WICHE chose 14 states for the project and worked closely with each for a two-year period to develop a more comprehensive state policymaking framework and process so that policies related to appropriations, tuition, and financial aid were better aligned, occurred in an environment of collaboration, and supported state goals for higher education. In an effort to chronicle the states’ progress and developments as well as share the lessons learned, this publication offers a compilation of case studies written about the Changing Direction technical assistance states.