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Greenlight Equity Collaborative CBO Regional Summits

The CBO Regional Summits will virtually connect CBO leaders and Equity Collaborative members for thought-provoking dialogue and reflection.

Enrollment Services Virtual Partner Summits

The goal of our roundtables is to bring our partners together to discuss current issues and share tactics and strategies to prepare for the future. We are privileged to serve you and your team and are now turning our attention towards the future so that you may succeed in the new normal.

Research and Services

Alternative Pricing Strategies for Colleges and Universities

The pricing landscape today is challenging. College and universities face acute financial pressures, and families are struggling to afford college. This resource provides in-depth analyses of alternative pricing strategies, as well as a disciplined decision guide to help college and university leaders determine whether to pursue a given strategy.

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Minimize Financial Attrition

Colleges and universities have both a moral and financial imperative to do everything in their power to ensure finances aren’t the primary cause of attrition for most students. Explore our Roadmap to learn how to identify students at risk of financial attrition and ensure they get the help they need.

Clearly Communicate Price and Financial Aid

Financial aid is a confusing terrain for students and parents alike. Complex jargon, hidden fees, and misconceptions about loan repayment are barriers to enrollment, and many students are deterred based on sticker price alone. Delivering financial aid touchpoints that immediately break down net price, use clear language, and provide guidance at points of uncertainty will increase the likelihood that financial aid is a bridge to further engagement with students in the enrollment process.

Anatomy of an Effective Financial Aid Letter

College cost and financial aid are top-of-mind issues for students and their families, yet most aid award letters—the first communication families receive from you on the topic—are difficult to understand and often missing critical information. Discover three ways you can improve your college or university’s financial aid award letter and encourage students to enroll.

Quick Reads

Why Colleges Use Data Analytics to Inform Financial Aid Strategy

Through a process known as “financial aid optimization” (or FAO), colleges work to provide a viable path to and through higher education for students from all backgrounds and economic circumstances while balancing that effort against the challenge of maintaining their own financial viability.

4 higher ed policies that will shake the sector if Build Back Better passes Congress

Ever since the White House announced its Build Back Better proposal last spring, college and university leaders have closely followed its progress through Washington. To help higher ed leaders navigate this uncertain but potentially landmark moment for the industry, EAB prepared a federal policy outlook and summary of the four legislative proposals we are watching most closely.

3 aid policy questions to consider amid the shift to the new Student Aid Index

See three strategic aid policy questions to consider with the new Student Aid Index. Plus, prepare a communication plan that helps you get out ahead of the questions that students and parents already have about what’s coming.

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