July 13, 2023

SHEEO Membership Report details steady operating budgets and agency staff sizes supported by federal stimulus funding

An update from the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) provides an in-depth look at fiscal year 2022 SHEEO agency staff size, operating budgets, and functions performed. SHEEO represents the executive officers of statewide governing and coordinating/policy boards responsible for overseeing higher education in their state. The SHEEO agency is the public entity tasked with overseeing higher education within its respective state and is led by a state higher education executive…

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June 22, 2023

New SHEEO reports examine state policies on tuition, fees, and financial assistance for undocumented students and on COVID-19 effects

To accompany the main report on SHEEO’s 2022 Tuition, Fees and Financial Assistance survey released last week, SHEEO produced two additional reports from the survey responses. One report details COVID-19 pandemic effects on state tuition, fees, and financial assistance policies, and the other examines policies for undocumented students. Survey responses show that the pandemic impacted several areas of state policy—most significantly through increased funding to state budgets. States received federal…

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June 21, 2023

Sakshee Chawla joins SHEEO as senior policy analyst

The State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) welcomed Sakshee Chawla this week as a new senior policy analyst. Sakshee is working out of SHEEO’s Washington, D.C., office. In her role, Sakshee will partner with state higher education leaders to replicate and scale the City University of New York’s (CUNY) nationally recognized Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) and Accelerate, Complete, and Engage (ACE) support program to increase college completion…

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June 13, 2023

SHEEO report examines tuition, fees, and financial assistance policies among states

Only six states report a unified strategy for addressing affordability Many states believe tuition should be as low as possible but leave institutions in control of creating their own tuition-setting philosophy. Most states also do not have a statewide unified strategy for addressing affordability and don’t have a formalized relationship between financial aid and tuition-setting policies. State higher education offices shared these and many other insights into tuition, fees, and…

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June 5, 2023

SHEEO welcomes Kristine and Pearson as state policy interns

The State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) welcomes Kristine Jan Cruz Espinoza and Pearson Brown as state policy interns.  During her internship at SHEEO, Kristine will work on the state higher education finance (SHEF) project, assist with data collection on federal grant funds to Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs), and help construct an MSI funding project dataset. Kristine is a Ph.D. student studying higher education and completing a graduate certificate in program evaluation…

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