Enrollment & Financial Aid

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Business Intelligence  

  • Financial Aid
  • | Tuition

Tuition Discounting in Context 4 min read This item is protected.

Data on discounting in terms of need, remission and other related data points by tuition levels.
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Feature  

  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • | Financial Aid

Economic Affinity Groups and Inclusion Efforts: A Case Study 7 min read This item is protected.

Two schools share strategies for improving socioeconomic inclusion through voluntary, community-led programs and innovative fundraising efforts.
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Feature  

  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • | Enrollment

The Business Case for DEI: The Business of Economic Diversity 12 min read This item is protected.

Those in the business office have a distinct role to play in supporting economic diversity and inclusion efforts.
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Strategies  

  • Budget
  • | Enrollment

The Cost-Per-Enrollment Calculation 5 min read This item is protected.

While the calculation requires collaboration, the results can help schools achieve their goals more efficiently.
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Feature  

  • Enrollment
  • | Financial Aid
  • | Tuition

Balancing Out the Barbell 14 min read This item is protected.

Four schools detail how they have enrolled students from the full range of family incomes — and the impacts on both school finance and culture.
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Other Duties As Assigned  

  • Admission
  • | Leadership

Beyond Gatekeeping 6 min read

Once an admissions “roadrunner,” this leading enrollment officer continually evolved in her role as the field did the same.
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Business Intelligence  

  • Research
  • | Tuition

How Tuition-Reliant Is Your School? 3 min read This item is protected.

Benchmark and assess school finances using this metric: percentage of school operating expenses covered by net tuition and fees.
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Feature  

  • Communication
  • | Leadership

The Collaboration Conversation 9 min read This item is protected.

Three business officers in Northern California banded together to improve transportation for their schools. Now a larger group of 20 is considering solutions across the business office.
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  • Enrollment
  • | Technology

Rethinking the Advancement Tech Stack 5 min read

Advancement teams are drowning in software, but it’s often de-centralized and doesn’t always meet every need. Is your school’s advancement tech stack moving you forward or holding you back?
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Feature  

  • Enrollment
  • | Financial Aid
  • | Tuition

NTR FTW (For the Win): A Case Study 14 min read This item is protected.

Implementing a net tuition revenue model and reconceptualizing financial aid helped Moses Brown School return to full enrollment.
The Downtown School
  • Enrollment
  • | Hiring

Room To Grow: Creating an Affordable Micro-School 4 min read

Lakeside School opened a no-frills micro-school that offers competitive teacher salaries and a tuition that is about half of neighboring independent schools. Lakeside School is one of three schools to receive this year's Innovation Excellence Award.
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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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Business Intelligence  

  • 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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Mission & Motivation  

  • 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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