July 31, 2014
In N.C., Debate Over an Aid Freeze—and What It Means to Be Affordable
Affordability is the aim of countless proposed higher-education policies. The question is, affordability for whom?
In North Carolina, that’s what the university system’s Board of Governors is trying to sort out. The board is considering a policy that would cap the amount of tuition revenue the state’s public universities could put toward need-based financial aid. Under the plan, each of the system’s 16 campuses would be allowed to apply just 15 percent of its