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5 Minutes with Amada Torres: Changing Faces

Enrollment & Financial Aid | What changing demographics mean for independent schools, and how schools can strategize to meet new challenges. Interview by Cecily Garber From the November/December 2019 Net Assets magazine Amada Torres is vice president, studies, insights...


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Projections: What a Difference a Decade Makes

Projections | The unspoken rules of handling financial aid have changed. A focus on pricing, discounting and NTR will help us secure true financial viability. From the November/December 2019 issue of Net Assets magazine Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO When I...


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Resources for Navigating a Disrupted Landscape

Enrollment & Financial Aid | Tuition models and pricing strategies are focus of continued NBOA-EMA partnership. This week, as the Enrollment Management Association’s Annual Conference kicks off in Washington, DC, EMA and NBOA’s partnership to research and analyze challenging issues at...


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Where Diversity Meets the Bottom Line

Enrollment & Financial Aid | The Gordon School’s individualized tuition model has helped drive a more inclusive and economically sustainable school community. Feature images courtesy of the Gordon School. Didn't have a chance to catch our summer webinar series on emerging...


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Projections: Our Increasingly Risky Business Model

Projections | Numerous factors are pushing independent school leaders to rethink our traditional business model, particularly tuition pricing and financial aid. Change is in the air. From the July/August 2019 Net Assets magazine Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO ...


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International Students Heading Elsewhere

(From ICEF Monitor) While the United States remains the world’s leading study destination, international student enrollment in the U.S. is down for the past two years, reports NAFSA: Association of International Educators. New international student enrollments fell off 3 percent in 2016/17 and...


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Brexit Stirs Up Independent School Markets

(from the New York Times) One consequence of the ongoing Brexit debate, whose deadline has been extended until late October, is that British private schools are suffering declines in enrollment and having to change their business models. M ore than 2,000 private schools in Britain and...


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Bouncing Back After a Low-Yield Year

(from EAB) In the last several years, fewer than 40 percent of college admissions directors have hit their targets on May 1, traditionally deposit day. Three tips to bounce back and make strategic adjustments to avoid consecutive misses: Diversify your focus beyond yield. Yield is becoming...


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Tuition Discount for Nonprofit Employees

(from Nonprofit Quarterly) While other universities are having trouble filling seats, Capital University in Bexley, Ohio (outside Columbus) has increased its enrollment. The school, which began in 1830 as a seminary for the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Ohio, now offers undergraduate and...


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Personalized Emails Boost Summer Enrollment

(from Inside Higher Education) Want to increase summer-program attendance from students who could use the extra academic help? Invite them with personalized emails and letters, and include relevant personal details such as the amount of aid money available to help them cover the classes. A...