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Top topics for a student financial responsibility agreement.

While the concept may seem unnecessary, a formal document—signed by each student—that states tuition payments are, in fact, expected is now required by a majority of colleges.

Kathy Snyder is vice president for human resources at Frostburg State University.

Like most universities—particularly in rural areas—western Maryland’s Frostburg State University has learned to do more with less.

The “nontraditional” student represents perhaps the single biggest growth area for higher ed enrollment. But no single set of characteristics defines that student.

Active members of the military represent their own component of the nontraditional population.

The change of Freshmen enrollment at the University of Missouri from 2015 to 2017. (Source: University of Missouri).

Freshman enrollment at the Columbia campus of the University of Missouri has fallen by more than 35 percent since the institution’s well-publicized and racially driven student protests in November 2015, according to a July New York Times article.

Sian Beilock, a recipient of the National Academy of Sciences’ 2017 Troland Research Award, is the new president of Barnard College.

Sian Beilock has been named the new president of Barnard College, the women’s institution that’s part of Columbia University.

Four-year private institutions continue to rely on—and increase—tuition discounts to attract students, but the strategy is not improving the bottom line.

Three actions for school administrators to take when spotting fraud.

The growth of online education has brought a wave of what’s often referred to as Title IV fraud, in reference to the federal student aid program.

It’s no coincidence that administrators at the College of Visual and Performing Arts at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro constantly inquire about student scores, and they have one of the highest retention rates on campus.

Rahul Choudaha is a higher ed consultant and CEO of DrEducation.

The current anti-immigrant rhetoric in the U.S. has collided with the economic challenges of source countries, creating a perfect storm for international student enrollment.

Almost every college and university has a version of a testing center, whether it’s a cramped space with a few desks designed for students with special needs, or an elaborate setup with multiple computer rooms, private cubicles and dozens of seats.

Roberto A. Santizo is a senior enrollment management consultant with Ruffalo Noel Levitz.

In a survey, nearly two-thirds of private institutions and about half of publics indicated they would attempt to provide financial aid packages earlier than usual.

PURCHASE PURSUIT—Purdue President Mitch Daniels is framing the Kaplan acquisition as a way for the university to become a digital player in the evolving postsecondary education space.

Purdue University surprised its faculty and the general higher ed sector this spring with its plans to acquire Kaplan University for a symbolic $1 (with a revenue-share plan spanning 30 years).

Got strong graduation rates? Retention numbers? Post-graduation salaries? Then budget time may come with a big bonus. More states now distribute larger portions of higher ed funding to public institutions based on outcomes such as these

With skilled workers in demand by industry and student enrollment declining, ignoring diversity initiatives is impractical, even unproductive.

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