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    Guaranteed-tuition laws such as the one enacted in Illinois are driving significant increases in tuition and fees at public colleges and universities, ultimately making higher education less affordable for resident and nonresident students, according to a new study by education professor Jennifer Delaney and Tyler Kearney, the director of planning and analysis in the Office for Planning and Budgeting.

    Guaranteed-tuition laws such as the one enacted in Illinois are driving significant increases in tuition and fees at public colleges and universities, ultimately making higher education less affordable for resident and nonresident students, according to a new study by education professor Jennifer Delaney and Tyler Kearney, the director of planning and analysis in the Office for Planning and Budgeting.

     

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  • Editor’s note: To reach Jennifer A. Delaney, call 217-333-0807; email delaneyj@illinois.edu

    To reach Tyler D. Kearney, call 217-333-6600; email tkearney@uillinois.edu

    The paper “Alternative Student-Based Revenue Streams for Higher Education Institutions: A Difference-in-Difference Analysis Using Guaranteed Tuition Policies,” published in The Journal of Higher Education, is available online from Project Muse or from the News Bureau.

    The paper “The Impact of Guaranteed Tuition Policies on Postsecondary Tuition Levels: A Difference-in-Difference Approach,” published in Economics of Education Review, is available online from ScienceDirect or from the News Bureau.