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The Obama administration's recent Pell Grant initiatives are a move in the right direction to help students graduate on time, but don't go far enough for community college students. Learn about the particular challenges facing community college students and the additional support they require.
While most academic leaders think of advising, academics, or student affairs when thinking about student success, the administrative infrastructure of a campus has an equally key role to play. Read this Roadmap to learn how the right policies, processes, and financial supports form the foundation for a broader student success strategy.
Although the financial impacts of COVID-19 on the fall 2020 term are uncertain, one thing for certain is institutions are planning for multiple scenarios of what their campus could look like in the future. In every scenario, budget shortfalls are expected. Use this four-tiered framework to help identify cost optimization opportunities.
The resources on this page provide leaders with a framework to approach cost optimization, platform demonstrations and step-by-step guides to apply analyses, and best practice strategies to consider.
Challenges from the COVID-19 crisis and subsequent economic turmoil have threatened enrollment and retention at independent schools across the country. Schools everywhere face uncertainty about whether families will re-enroll amid increasing financial strain and historic unemployment rates. To be able to conduct scenario planning amid this uncertainty, independent schools should use employment data to more accurately project enrollment trends in the months ahead.
To learn more about how higher education leaders are similarly seizing new strategic opportunities to thrive in a post-pandemic world, I sat down with EAB’s Senior Vice President of Research, Melanie Ho.
While federal financial assistance provides some welcomed relief, CARES funds alone will not eliminate the need to reduce costs. EAB will continue to monitor this space closely to keep college and university leaders informed on federal actions that may affect higher education.
Explore 3 questions guiding fall semester 2020 scenario planning, and emerging trends in how colleges and universities are responding to the uncertainty.
Numerous institutions have already announced tuition discounts, from Williams College to Hampton University. Campus activity and athletic fees will become easy targets, since students will lack access to campus amenities that those fees subsidize. Some institutions are also considering the elimination of online fees.