How public colleges mirror state financial-aid policies

A glance at the July/August issue of Change: How public colleges mirror state financial-aid policies

Public colleges tend to follow the lead of their states when deciding how to allocate student financial-aid dollars, according to three doctoral students in higher education at Stanford University.

William R. Doyle, Jennifer A. Delaney, and Blake Alan Naughton studied how public institutions that grant bachelor's and master's degrees respond to state policies that favor