If tuition is free, do our campuses become our difference?

If tuition is free, do our campuses become our difference?

Reported by Education Dive, Georgetown College in Kentucky is experimenting with full-tuition scholarships for students from neighboring counties who enroll full-time and live on campus.

While this is an enrollment growth initiative for a tuition-dependent institution currently struggling financially, is this also a potential model for higher ed moving forward? Especially in one where free federal tuition takes off, are the winners the campuses? Those who create the support structure and environment around the subsidized learning?

The takeaway? There is a whole lot of mystery and uncertainty in the air right now. But the institutions ready to move first are going to have a head-start at success.

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.