Tuesday Midday Learning Opps
Is There Any Way Out of Tuition Discounting?
- Tuesday, July 16
- 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
- Austin Conv Center
- Level 4, 17A
Regardless of current economic conditions, economically distressed students make up a sizable portion of the enrollment at many institutions. The growing reliance on these students, as well as price resistance among middle income families, has resulted in rising discount rates which, in turn, put pressure on private colleges and universities to modify their business plans. Strategic plans with less reliance on growth can reduce the upward pressure on the discount rate. During this session, panelists will describe the dynamics of tuition discounting and its impact on higher education enrollment and look at how to achieve a better balance of enrollment and revenue goals.
- Learn about the dynamics of tuition discounting that make college more affordable and institutions more financially stable
- Gain a better understanding of the prospects for rising net tuition revenue in the midst of increased competition
- Address whether your institution receives a viable growth dividend from financial aid leveraging strategies (i.e., rising discount rates)