The Recession, Retrenchment, and Recovery Project examined the effects of recessions on students' financial access to college during the 25-year period 1979-2004, identified states that have been relatively successful in maintaining financial access, and collected policy strategies used by these states. A particular concern was the impact of recessions on financial access-the balance of state financial aid and tuition and fees-for students attending public institutions. This project had three phases:
The Recession, Retrenchment, and Recovery project was funded by the Lumina Foundation for Education. The Project was conducted by the Center for the Study of Education Policy at Illinois State University (ISU) in collaboration with the State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO) and the National Association of State Student Grant and Aid Programs (NASSGAP).
Download project documents to learn more: