Economy

Four Strategies for a Difficult Economy

How to manage this challenge without compromising your long-term strategy

Today’s economic conditions are monopolizing discussions among leadership teams and boards of trustees at many colleges and universities. It is a nerve-wracking time, to say the least. Financial stresses now loom very large in pending decisions about enrollment, tuition increases, net revenue, financial aid policies, and discount rates.

Here are four immediate strategies to consider how to manage these challenges in ways that do not compromise an institution’s long-term strategy and sustainability:

Special Report: Higher Ed and the Economy

It's definitely not business as usual for colleges and universities. Here's what campus leaders are doing to help keep their institutions on top of the hill.
 

Opportunity Knocks

How HR is using the down economy to develop more efficient programs and practices
 

TIGHTER BUDGETS. CUTS TO PROGRAMS. LAYOFFS. Frozen salaries. The list goes on and on as to how colleges and universities are being affected by the country’s recession.

Sagging Economy Lifts Adult Student Programs

More non-traditional students are returning to IHEs

The downward slope of a stock market graph is an image that parallels how quickly traditional college dynamics can submerge and alter a familiar status quo. Tradition is rooted deep in higher education, but these economic times call for emerging change.

Forget the labels and discussions targeting non-traditional student versus incoming freshman. Financial security is the buzz phrase now. Institutions across the country and non-traditional students by the masses both want the same financial fix.

Understanding the OneAccount

When a college or university partners with Higher One to provide electronic refund disbursement, students are given the option of depositing their refunds into a no monthly fee, no minimum balance Higher One checking account, called a OneAccount. Casey McGuane, Higher One's chief service officer, provides answers to common questions about the OneAccount.
 

The University of Findlay wins on a 3-point shot

A university that prides itself on flexibility - and basketball - benefits from three Higher One services at once
 

If you can solve three problems all at once, why not just go ahead and do it?

Welcome to STREAMLINED

Greetings!
 

Welcome to the first Streamlined of 2009! My colleagues and I are proud to continue this series of publications designed to inform college and university administrators about new and innovative methods of streamlining business office operations.

Understanding the OneAccount

When a college or university partners with Higher One to provide electronic refund disbursement, students are given the option of depositing their refunds into a no monthly fee, no minimum balance Higher One checking account, called a OneAccount. Casey McGuane, Higher Ones chief service officer, provides answers to common questions about the OneAccount.
 

It's not easy winning over a skeptic

Pennsylvania College of Technology finds a partner whose refund management system exceeds anything it could build itself
 

Pennsylvania College of Technology has always used in-house programmers to develop its administrative and enrollment programs with great success. At one time the college was even considering designing its own electronic refund system.

Enrollment Capacity

A major driver to an institution?s ?best? aid strategy
 

Pages