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Report: Md. received fourth-largest amount of federal funds for higher ed

Report: Md. received fourth-largest amount of federal funds for higher ed

During a time when the burden of higher education funding is shifting, Maryland received the fourth-largest amount of federal revenue per student in 2013, according to a Pew Charitable Trust report released Thursday. Federal funds accounted for $7,393 per full-time equivalent student enrolled in a public institution, while the state provided another $7,749. The level of investment in higher education by federal and state governments is more equal than at any time in the last two decades, said Phil Oliff, a manager with Pew Charitable Trust's fiscal federalism initiative. The Pew report, "Federal and State Funding of Higher Education: A changing landscape," revealed that the...

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