Tag: Financial Aid
With over 7.6M unemployed already, how can schools help laid off food services, hospitality, and retail workers?
The large population of unemployed food services, hospitality, and retail workers presents the opportunity to deliver programs aligned to sustainable, post-coronavirus careers regionally. Colleges and universities, however, must ensure students recognize the return on their educational investment despite today’s hard economic times. Programs must also align with available financial support so increased enrollments are financially sustainable.
University administrators nationwide are currently knee deep in scenario planning for bringing students back to campus. There are a lot of unknowns – including when federal and state restrictions will be lifted and the modality of instruction that will be in place across the year. While many schools have announced plans to hold classes face-to-face in the fall if at all feasible, it may not be.
COVID-19 is mirroring societal inequalities across race and socioeconomic status. In this short video, Meacie Fairfax describes three things colleges and universities can do amid the pandemic to provide all students a path back to campus.
As governments around the world scramble to respond to COVID-19’s financial impacts, many countries have introduced relief packages for their respective tertiary or higher education sectors. In most instances, government relief accounts for just a fraction of universities’ expected losses. Higher education providers in some countries are receiving no direct emergency funding at all, with policy changes making up the bulk of government action. To make sense of the different support packages and policy changes affecting HEIs, EAB has put together a short summary of where universities stand in terms of relief in different corners of the globe.
When creating a relief fund there are several key considerations that schools must take into account. To help with that process, EAB has gathered examples from partner schools, and where possible, documents and links to help schools craft their own policies.
Get answers to your most pressing questions on the CARES Act, and recommendations on how to best distribute funds to students.
Gen Z culture of cost-consciousness has made this generation consider total cost of attendance very important to their college choice.
See how schools are using technology to address three common equity barriers for students: textbook funding, housing and food insecurity.
Even small tweaks to enrollment strategy can inflect performance. As you take the pulse of your current strategy, keep in mind three guiding principles to help direct your efforts.
To make informed college decisions, it’s imperative that families know how much aid they’re eligible for when applying for financial aid.