Measuring the Effects of Financial Aid Revenue on Cost and Quality at American Land-Grant Universities

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Title:
Measuring the Effects of Financial Aid Revenue on Cost and Quality at American Land-Grant Universities
Author:
Fitzgibbon, Daniel D.
Issue Date:
May-2012
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This analysis measures the effects of revenues in the form of state-based and federal grants on measures related to student cost of attendance and educational quality. Included in the cost measures are tuition and fee costs, as well as levels of institutional aid and debt levels. Quality is measured by instructional expenditures per student and academic caliber of incoming freshman. The sample of institutions is comprised of 14 public, land-grant universities in the U.S. Data from the Delta Cost Project is explained and coefficients are estimated using an OLS regression model. Findings indicate that there is some upward effect of financial aid revenue on tuition costs in some cases. Findings on the effects of grant revenue on quality suggest that aid revenue does impact quality, though the results are limited by small sample sizes.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.S.B.A.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Business Economics
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.titleMeasuring the Effects of Financial Aid Revenue on Cost and Quality at American Land-Grant Universitiesen_US
dc.creatorFitzgibbon, Daniel D.en_US
dc.contributor.authorFitzgibbon, Daniel D.en_US
dc.date.issued2012-05-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis analysis measures the effects of revenues in the form of state-based and federal grants on measures related to student cost of attendance and educational quality. Included in the cost measures are tuition and fee costs, as well as levels of institutional aid and debt levels. Quality is measured by instructional expenditures per student and academic caliber of incoming freshman. The sample of institutions is comprised of 14 public, land-grant universities in the U.S. Data from the Delta Cost Project is explained and coefficients are estimated using an OLS regression model. Findings indicate that there is some upward effect of financial aid revenue on tuition costs in some cases. Findings on the effects of grant revenue on quality suggest that aid revenue does impact quality, though the results are limited by small sample sizes.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameB.S.B.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineBusiness Economicsen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
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