Articles: Enrollment & Retention

07/2015
Consumer advocacy groups support new financial-aid payment rules that have raised concerns.

Colleges and universities using third-party providers to process students’ Title IV payments face changes aimed at giving students more choice in receiving financial aid dollars.

07/2015

If it’s finalized as is by Nov. 1, The Department of Education proposed rule on campus debit cards and Title IV payments will have a major impact on third-party service providers.

07/2015
Bill Berg is an enrollment management consultant at Scannell & Kurz, a RuffaloCODY company.

A family’s willingness to pay for a college education relies heavily on an institution’s ability to articulate return on investment.

07/2015

Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri says the Clery Act, signed into law in 1990, has outlived its usefulness.

05/2015
Through short videos on Financial Aid TV, parents of prospective and returning students at Santa Fe College can learn more about their financial aid options, education tax credits and other money management topics.

Loan default rates and an expanding focus on student success have made strong student financial literacy efforts a higher ed norm.

06/2015
Santa Monica College hosts a festival to celebrate students from more than 100 nations who attend classes on campus.

Lone Star College has the fourth highest number of international students among U.S. two-year institutions, but the Houston-area school does not recruit abroad aggressively, says Nithy Sevanthinathan, the executive director of international student services.

06/2015

In March, Twitter unveiled its newest acquisition, a live video streaming app called Periscope.

06/2015

As the NBA season comes to a close, we are reminded of 10 year old Lebron James Jr., son of all-star Lebron James. Junior’s basketball skills have already garnered NCAA attention which led to Lebron James Sr.

04/2015
The Geisinger-Susquehanna Health Center at Susquehanna University in Pa. underwent a $3.1 million renovation in 2010, with the 16,271-square-foot space acting as both clinic and student health center, granting students access to a wide array of medical services as well as a fitness trainer, chef and a selection of health-focused presentations. Architect:  Hiller Architectural Group Ltd. (Milton, Pa.) Construction manager: R.S. Mowery & Sons Inc. (Mechanicsburg, Pa.)

More diverse student populations demand more of the health and wellness services offered on campus today.

05/2015

Commencement speakers have become another point of financial scrutiny in higher ed, with an annual flurry of students crying foul on both the person selected and fees incurred.

05/2015

Getting a spring cancellation from a confirmed commencement speaker—particularly a high-profile one—is a planning team’s nightmare.

05/2015
Mike Sapienza

The variety of challenges facing enrollment leaders are well documented: changing demographics, increased competition for students, scarce outcome data— and the list goes on.

05/2015
David Brond

I would be wealthy if I had a nickel for every time a member of the faculty, staff, administration or board said, “I didn’t realize you could help with that.”

03/2015
Established in 2008 and open to its first class in 2010, NYU Abu Dhabi has grown to a Class of 2018 with 263 students from 79 countries. (Photo: Silvia Razgova and Phil Cheung)

The growing view of higher education as a global commodity has driven many ambitious institutions to deepen their international presence by setting up shop overseas.

04/2015
Seniors line up by Sweet Briar’s library prior to commencement. (Photo: Photo by Andrew Locascio/Sweet Briar College)

The wave of first-generation and low-income students now seeking higher ed access is placing unprecedented financial strain on the full spectrum of liberal arts institutions, says James F. Jones, the interim president of Sweet Briar College.

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