A small change in admissions at many of the most selective colleges and universities could make a big difference to low-income learners. To meet a goal of having all schools enroll at least 20 percent Pell Grant recipients, about 350 “elite” institutions would have to admit about 20,000 low-income students, says a new report from the Georgetown Center for Education and the Workforce.
Four-year private institutions continue to rely on—and increase—tuition discounts to attract students, but the strategy is not improving the bottom line.
Preparing for the annual audit can be one of the most stressful times of the year for university financial leaders. Some schools compound the challenges of the audit process by not adequately preparing. In these cases, schools are still working on the accounting books and schedules when the audit is supposed to start. This poses challenges for the auditors and results in a highly inefficient and disruptive process.
It’s known that full-time students graduate more quickly and more often than do their part-time counterparts. But what about students who fluctuate between full- and part-time status?
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.