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Federal-State Partnerships for College Affordability

In a report released Wednesday, the Institute for College Access and Success proposed a framework for a federal-state partnership to increase college affordability.

The report argued that federal funding should go to states to add to overall investment in higher education. But that funding should be contingent on maintenance-of-effort requirements for states, the report said. TICAS also argued the plan should include an automatic stabilizer provision to ensure higher ed funding does not suffer during recessions.

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