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Webinar Recordings

Coffee Chat: Planning for Fall Revenue

Published 2020
Recorded June 24. The pandemic changed the higher ed landscape, and as we look ahead, this discussion will help you think through enrollment challenges, discuss tuition increases, examine current perceptions of the value of an online education, and consider financial aid for fall 2020.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

If Tuition Rises . . .Locked

. . . Does Racial and Ethnic Minority Student Enrollment Plummet?
From Volume 48 Number 1 | October–December 2019
When the cost of American higher education goes up, access to economic opportunity, social mobility, and positive academic outcomes are, subsequently, restricted for students of color. Campus admissions and retention planning professionals are first witnesses to the inequality.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

An Analysis of Instructional Expenditures in U.S. Public Higher Education

From 2004 Through 2015
From Volume 47 Number 3 | April–June 2019
Results indicate that, when adjusted for inflation, instructional expenditures at U.S. public institutions increased from 2004–2015; however, evidence suggests that the rise was more modest and less consistent than may be known.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

College Affordability and Institutional Pricing PoliciesLocked

From Volume 45 Number 3 | April–June 2017
Institutions would do well to make their complex pricing policies more clear to students and families to help them understand how a higher education is more affordable than most people believe.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Beyond the HeadlinesLocked

The Mechanics of a Tuition Reset
From Volume 45 Number 3 | April–June 2017
Might a tuition reset be right for your institution? This article is a behind-the-scenes look at the yearlong process of a tuition reset at Rosemont College.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Evaluating the Policies That Lead to Substantial Tuition Variation at Public Land-Grant UniversitiesLocked

From Volume 39 Number 2 | January–March 2011
Certain state policies relate in consistent ways to relatively high, or low, tuition rates.