With the flurry of higher ed staff processing and packaging aid offers, reviewing financial aid appeals and counseling students on the changes, NASFAA is asking the Department of Education to work closely with financial aid offices to protect underresourced students from the lightning-quick turnaround.
Despite the firm resolve of institutions to maintain similar student diversity benchmarks, nearly half (45%) said they were concerned about the difficulty of recruiting and retaining a diverse body, according to a new report by Acuity Insights.
While holistic review can be interpreted differently depending on the institution, there is one common thread that links them. Bonus: Schools can take advantage of this strategy to avoid scrutiny from skeptics.
Thanks to newly discovered data from researchers at the Annenberg Institute at Brown University, leaders can now pinpoint which student populations are more likely to fall out of applying—so the report suggests developing predictive analytics tools and targeted interventions.
While test scores are no longer a requirement across many institutions, such as the majority of Ivy Leagues, most students would not miss out on a chance to tip the scales in their favor. However, 99% of candidates must face an additional roadblock to their admission: not being sufficiently wealthy.