December 19, 2003
State Appropriations: Still Scarce, but Better Budgets May Be NearGraphic: Growth in State Aid Slows
Related articles: Financial Outlook 2004By SARA HEBEL
State money for higher education will be the tightest it has been in more than a decade during the first half of 2004, but some states may be able to loosen their purse strings later in the calendar year.
Over all, state aid for colleges will probably decrease slightly from last year, says James C. Palmer, a professor of higher