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Private nonprofit college tuition discounts soar, but at what cost?

While increased financial aid has driven enrollment up, net tuition revenue hasn't budged and threatens to decline, declares a study from NACUBO.

Why some institutions can afford to market opaque sticker prices

Some institutions that leverage an intimidating sticker price are incentivized to keep up this practice—and equally dissuaded from stopping. 

UChicago pays $13.5 million settlement to group accusing it engaged in price fixing

The suit called 17 elite schools a "cartel" and "gatekeepers of the American dream" for defrauding students of hundreds of millions of dollars in financial aid.

Why your school must buck its current financial planning process

Many institutions continue to rely on outdated financial planning tools. Nearly 50% still use spreadsheets for forecasting and tuition projections, and nearly a third use spreadsheets for budgeting, according to a Syntellis survey.

These 15 colleges offer the most financial aid for international undergrad students

International student enrollment has largely recouped to pre-pandemic numbers, including at the graduate level, with students from India, China, Sub-Saharan Africa and Iran helping drive the way.

Why a number of schools are opting to freeze tuition next year

Purdue, for example, has agreed to its twelfth consecutive year of freezing tuition, set below $10,000. The university estimates that this decision has saved students more than $1 billion on educational and living expenses since 2013. However, most public institutions cannot afford to set a tuition freeze without state funding.

Can higher education in Pennsylvania be saved?

Since fall 2017, enrollment at the state's four-year public institutions has declined by 12.4%, a dramatically worse dip than the nation's overall 3% decrease in that sector, according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.

Are private colleges losing potential students due to a bad marketing tactic?

Despite the net price for private colleges falling by 11% in the past five years, nearly one-third of parents and students believe that a college education is overpriced. This one simple tactic can be to blame.

Minnesota’s “bold action to make college affordable” results in free tuition

Legislative negotiators have reached a deal to make college free for residents whose families make less than $80,000 a year in order to bolster the state's fledgling enrollment and labor workforce shortage.

Online students: Who are they and how can you win more of them?

Thirty percents all students enrolled in higher education in 2021 were enrolled online. As online study rises in the mainstream, schools can start with these tools to earn their favor.

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