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Anticipating a Hard Property and Casualty Insurance Market in 2021

Risk Management | These eight strategies can help you lower what are likely to be larger-than-usual increases in the coming year. By Jeff Olsen, Fred C. Church The past year has proven to be one of the toughest insurance years for independent schools since the mid-1980s. Increased...


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Projections: Attention to Retention

Projections | Whether enrollment has presented unexpected challenges or opportunities for your school this year, retention will be key to financial stability. From the November/December 2020 Net Assets magazine Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO With...


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Rebranding Financial Aid: A Primer

Enrollment & Financial Aid | If your school is looking to increase its socioeconomic diversity, consider these three tuition models. Article by David D. Schriver, Jr., CPA, Ellin & Tucker Consumers have been trained to believe that higher cost items are synonymous with...


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Strategies: Explaining Aid

Enrollment & Financial Aid | Three tools to communicate financial aid decisions more clearly may help mitigate families’ confusion and bargaining. Article by Vincent Quirk, Shady Hill School From the November/December 2019 Net Assets magazine Feature image courtesy of...


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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 ...


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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...


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Balancing Interests in Financial Aid Strategies

(From EAB) Costs for college students have risen steadily while net tuition revenue growth has been low. Strategic financial aid allocation can help offset rising costs. Yet enrollment goals of balancing diversity, revenue and academic profile are often in conflict; adding to one takes from...


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Average College Discount Tops 50 Percent

(From Inside Higher Ed) As college enrollment declines nationally, colleges are discounting tuition to recruit and retain more first-year students. The 2018 NACUBO Tuition Discounting Study, which reports final discounting data for the 2017-18 academic year, found that the average tuition...


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Lower Enrollment, Less Aid, More Revenue

(from the Enrollment Management Association) It took some work for Williston Northampton's Financial Aid Director Chris Dietrich and CFO Chuck McCullough to convince the school's board and leadership that they should lower enrollment targets as well as financial aid to bring in more net tuition...


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Financial Aid Online Calculator

(from the Richmond Times-Dispatch) A private high school in Richmond, Virginia, is simplifying financial aid. Saint Gertrude High School is rolling out a flexible tuition model in which families pay what they can afford without going through a traditional financial aid application process....