Equitable Funding and Financing
Higher Ed Policy in the COVID Era
Nov. 10, 2020
Organization(s): Lumina Foundation
While funding cuts are often necessary during economic downturns, reducing state investments in higher education will hamper recovery. If cuts are inevitable, a one-size-fits-all approach will undermine states’ ability to meet future talent needs and ensure equitable opportunity. State leaders should evaluate funding decisions based on their impact on low-income students and students of color, preserving and improving affordability and protecting institutions that serve those learners.