Nebraska governor's tuition freeze plan criticized by private colleges
- The Association of Independent Colleges and Universities criticized Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman's funding proposal to provide the University of Nebraska and other state colleges with an additional $47 million over the next two years in exchange for a tuition freeze.
- The association said the plan would fail to increase support for the 33,000 students attending private, nonprofit college in the state, and its president, Thomas O'Neill, says Nebraska's private colleges and universities aren't opposed to the governor's plan, but would like to see more support for students at independent colleges.
- Heineman has also proposed a $1 million increase for the Nebraska Opportunity Grant Program, the independent colleges' primary source for state funds, but O'Neill, while expressing thanks, says it is far too little and that he'd like to see the state reward institutions in all sectors that help the state achieve its higher education goals..
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An association of independent colleges and universities has criticized Gov. Dave Heineman’s proposal to increase funding to the University of Nebraska and the state’s colleges by $47 million during the next two years in exchange for a two-year tuition freeze. The Association of Independent Colleges and Universities and Nebraska’s 14 member institutions said the proposal would fail to increase support to the 33,000 students who attend the state’s private, nonprofit colleges and universities. The association called for increased funding to a state scholarship program that provides financial aid to students in all sectors of higher education. ...
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