Are tuition cuts higher ed’s only path to a financially healthy fall?

Are tuition cuts higher ed’s only path to a financially healthy fall?

Reported by Inside Higher Ed, many universities are starting to offer significant tuition discounts for fall. And while many are hesitant to label these as “online” discounts out of concern for valuing their online offerings less so than their in-person offerings, they are still substantial. With Princeton, Georgetown and Johns Hopkins offering 10% tuition discounts, and up to 25% at large online players such as National University.

The takeaway? Many students “expect” to pay less for online instruction, regardless of whether or not it costs us less (or much more) to facilitate. But our students have likely never been under more financial constraint than this year, either. What can we do from a financial flexibility standpoint to make sure our students can stay enrolled, while also making sure our institutions can stay open, too?

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.