Graphic - How States Spent Student Aid During the Downturn
Chronicle of Higher Education - "As family incomes dropped and tuition rose during the recession, most states spent more money on financial aid for students at public colleges. Some states, however, dedicated a greater share of grants to private and for-profit colleges, according to a new report. Before the Recession: 2006-7 / Most of the nearly $7.6-billion in state money for grants went to public colleges. About a quarter went to private colleges, and roughly 4 percent went to for-profits. Circles are sized according to college-age residents.
After the Recession: 2010-11 / Most states raised their share of spending at public colleges (green lines). A few states, like Indiana and Maryland, reduced their share of spending on public colleges (red lines)."
"The results of the Grapevine survey for fiscal year 2011-12 (FY12), including tax and nontax monies, are compiled in the national tables available on this website. The FY12 data summarized in these tables include revisions reported by the states as of March 15, 2012."