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FAFSA renewals still down, but more students appealing aid

Education Dive

June 12, 2020   Student Success, Value and Affordability

FAFSA renewals are down from last year through mid-April, with an increase in administrative financial aid award appeals. Pandemic-related financial concerns can prevent students from re-enrolling in fall 2020.

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A Post-Pandemic Strategy for U.S. Higher Ed

A Post-Pandemic Strategy for U.S. Higher Ed

Harvard Business Review

June 02, 2020 Enrollment Management Trends, Research

University leaders should not only look at short-term solutions for the quickening evolution of higher education delivery systems now that technology has matured. The authors discuss 3 different viable solutions for long-term adjustments that higher education leaders can make in light of the COVID-19 crisis.

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One report expects college enrollment to grow. Will the pandemic affect the trend?

Education Dive

May 26, 2020   Enrollment Management Trends

Undergraduate enrollment was set to trend upward slightly over the next decade, however the COVID-19 pandemic is not accounted for in this trend. This article discusses the impact the pandemic will have on higher education institutions, particularly ones that are already struggling.

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What Students Want this Fall

What Students Want this Fall

Inside Higher Ed.

May 20, 2020 Enrollment Management Trends

Niche, a website resource for prospective college students, conducted a survey of 10,000 students currently enrolled in either high school or college regarding their most preferable fall semester scenarios. The survey scenarios were based on an article by Joshua Kim of Dartmouth College and Edward J. Maloney of Georgetown University which offered 15 scenarios for the upcoming fall semester.

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Little-noticed victims of the higher education shutdowns: college towns

The Hechinger Report

May 11, 2020   Enrollment Management Trends

Discussions of how college towns such as Ann Arbor, MI and Ithaca, NY are being negatively impacted by shutdowns of colleges. Some of these college town businesses will not be able to reopen, particularly restaurants, due to revenue loss if football season is cancelled.

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6 Ways College Might Look Different In The Fall

6 Ways College Might Look Different In The Fall

NPR

May 05, 2020 Enrollment Management Trends, Student Success

With all of the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, students and parents want to know what the college experience will look like in the fall. Although there is not yet a definite answer, college operations will likely look different. Options institutions are exploring include a fully remote/virtual experience, instituting a delayed start to the semester, offering hybrid courses or shortened course blocks, allowing only first-year students on campus, or allowing all students back to campus with changes in operations.

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Student Success

Education Dive

May 01, 2020   Enrollment Management Trends, Student Success

This report is a compilation of articles regarding how colleges and universities are adjusting to online learning and supporting their students.

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SAT and ACT Will Resume

SAT and ACT Will Resume

Inside Higher Ed.

April 20, 2020 Admissions, Student Success

College Board and ACT are taking action to ensure their testing dates are in-line with CDC guidelines and the general safety of the students. Both are exploring at-home/online options if students are unable to return to school to take the exams in person.

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How do you manage college online — quarantined with eight people?

The Hechinger Report

April 08, 2020   Enrollment Management Trends, Student Success

Students that had to leave campus to quarantine and social distance with their families are facing unique challenges. For many, the switch to studying at home is mostly a disorienting inconvenience. For low-income students, though, the situation can be dire. Some have large families and siblings and children to care for, and others have limited to no internet connection to complete required coursework.

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Attracting Students Amid the Coronavirus

Attracting Students Amid the Coronavirus

Inside Higher Ed.

April 06, 2020 Enrollment Management Trends

As the Coronavirus continues to cause shifts and changes to the admissions cycle for colleges and universities, schools are adjusting policies and procedures to attract and support incoming students. Schools are exploring test-optional application options for the fall 2021 class, as SAT and ACT exams have been cancelled. Extending deposit deadlines, providing virtual tours, and offering access to live chats are a few strategies being implemented for the fall 2020 class.

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