Enrollment & Financial Aid

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  • Change Management
  • | Enrollment

Room To Grow: Learning Labs as External Revenue Streams 5 min read

Bennett Day School developed a project-based learning lab that has helped generate non-tuition revenue and expand its PK-12 program. Bennett Day is one of three schools to receive this year's Innovation Excellence Award.
  • Cash Management
  • | Financial Aid

Business Intelligence: Pandemic Predictions and Outcomes in School Finance 4 min read

Mid–2020, business officers predicted a bumpier outcome for FY21 than came to pass. Deficits and cash draws were smaller, while aid awards were higher.
  • Enrollment
  • | Technology

Engaging Online Learners for Greater Financial Sustainability 4 min read

Expanding online curriculum can also promote on-campus engagement opportunities.
  • Enrollment
  • | Leadership

The Possibilities of Partnerships 4 min read

Be it with a local college or business, a partnership may enable your school to offer distinctive opportunities that enhance value proposition and/or develop new revenue streams.
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  • Enrollment

Building a Preschool Pipeline 12 min read This item is protected.

Investing in early childhood programs can help build enrollment, but the effort requires significant management and resources.
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  • Enrollment
  • | Financing
  • | Salary

Business Intelligence: Fewer Students and More Staff Signal New Paradigms 4 min read

While enrollment has declined slightly over the past few years, staffing has increased. How can schools offset increased costs?
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  • Communication
  • | Marketing
  • | Risk Management

Is Your Marcom Office Ready for the Latest Privacy Changes? 11 min read

The way we track email campaign metrics is going to change.
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  • Enrollment
  • | Leadership

Mission & Motivation: Partnerships That Raise Our Profile 4 min read

Creating joint programs with related organizations has helped differentiate our school in a competitive market.
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  • Admission
  • | Enrollment

5 Minutes With Jenna Rogers King: To Test or Not To Test? 9 min read

What business officers need to know about the admissions testing debate, the best of virtual admissions processes and potential iterations for online learning.
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  • Research
  • | Tuition

Business Intelligence: Benchmarking for Small Schools 3 min read

Modest changes that might not phase larger schools can impact smaller schools significantly.
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  • Admission
  • | Enrollment
  • | Leadership

Advancing the Bottom Line: Integrating Enrollment and Advancement 13 min read This item is protected.

Integrating advancement, communications and marketing functions can help leaders tap resources to generate alternative revenue streams. Ann Snyder, director of independent and international schools at the Council for Adv
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  • Enrollment
  • | Tuition

Holding Patterns: Strategies for Student Retention 19 min read This item is protected.

Schools that experienced a “flight to quality” last year share strategies that have helped them retain new students.
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  • Enrollment
  • | Financial Aid

Strategies: Partnering for Better Financial Aid Decisions 6 min read

A structured financial aid review process that involves both admissions and the business office can maximize enrollment without breaking the bank.
  • Enrollment
  • | Financial Aid

Projections: The Essential Business of Admissions 8 min read

It is time to switch our mindset from short-term problem-solving to long-term strategizing.
  • Financial Aid
  • | Pandemic

Pandemic Tested Financial Aid 11 min read This item is protected.

Trends and lessons from last year’s financial aid season can make this season calmer and more efficient.
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  • Research
  • | Tuition

Business Intelligence: Closing the Gap 5 min read

To mitigate financial risk, focus on closing, rather than filling, the gap.
  • Financial Aid
  • | Tuition
  • | Tuition Remission

Projections: Tuition Discounting in Unprecedented Times 7 min read

As the pandemic drives more students to independent schools, business officers need to focus on big-picture strategies for tuition policies and other factors.
  • Research
  • | Tuition

NBOA Schools Netting 82 Cents on Sticker Price 5 min read

The data in NBOA’s new Tuition Discounting Report for PK-12 Independent Schools may not be as troubling as related data in higher education, but it is trending in the same direction.
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  • Communication
  • | Leadership

Mission & Motivation: You Can Only Change Yourself 5 min read

This year’s recipient of the Ken White Distinguished Business Officer Award shares her journey of life lessons, balanced priorities and personal growth.
  • Communication

Communicating Financials: Context and Clarity Matter 4 min read

Relaying your financial story while building trust and buy-in is more than an essential skill, it’s good stewardship.

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