Transparent Financial Aid Solves Retention Challenges

Transparent Financial Aid Solves Retention Challenges

  • August 13, 2016

Academic unpreparedness, front-loaded tuition, illness, level of indebtedness, unmanageable work/life balance; factors influencing student retention are complex and layered. Many retention challenges can be solved with transparent, clear financial aid services that improve financial literacy at every step.

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Grow Enrollment: Upgrade Technology In The FinAid Office

Grow Enrollment: Upgrade Technology In The FinAid Office

  • July 9, 2016

A key component to enrolling new students and retaining existing students is access to financial aid. Unfortunately, the FinAid process can be cumbersome and intimidating to students. Technology can make this process easier, providing solutions that streamline the process and self-service tools that allow students to engage whenever and from wherever they want.

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Summer Melt: Stop Losing Students Before They Start

Summer Melt: Stop Losing Students Before They Start

  • August 19, 2015

Up to four out of 10 low-income college students never start school the fall after graduating, despite being accepted, according to a Harvard Education Press piece. This melting away of students who should have, but never do arrive to a post-secondary…

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How Student Evangelism Drives Your School’s Success

How Student Evangelism Drives Your School’s Success

  • May 9, 2015

Evangelism is no longer confined to religion and sports team fanatics. Commonly known as "word-of-mouth marketing," evangelism marketing is the exquisite result of very satisfied, vocal customers. While you may not refer to your students as "customers," your school has the same…

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4 Tips To Build A Solid High School Outreach Program

4 Tips to Build a Solid High School Outreach Program

  • April 15, 2015

Most high school students want to go to college. Most financial aid and other higher education officials want to interest students in their programs. If you smell a win-win situation, you're right! As a financial aid director or other higher ed…

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Increase Enrollment: How To Make It Rain Students

Increase Enrollment: How to Make it Rain Students

  • January 19, 2015

Today’s generation of college-aged students are the most accessible group to date with social media, text messaging and email. And yet, they might be the hardest to actually get through to. That’s the difficult playing field that exists when it comes…

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How Top Colleges Can Attract Smart (if Low-Income) Students

How Top Colleges Can Attract Smart (if Low-Income) Students

  • January 12, 2015

Even as colleges work harder to build racially and economically diverse classes, many are struggling to find qualified applicants from low-income households. A recent study from the National Bureau of Economic Research found that, of low-income students with ACT scores…

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