Is incentive-based recruitment for international students coming to an end?

Is incentive-based recruitment for international students coming to an end?

Reported by Inside Higher Ed, while there have been long-standing policies against providing U.S. student recruiters with commissions based on the number of students they are able to enroll – in attempt to prevent wrongful incentivization toward enrolling students unable to succeed at an institution both academically or economically – incentive-based commissions for international students have still been on the table.

Yet the Thrive Act threatens to remove GI Bill funding for those institutions with commission-based international student recruitment policies, estimated at nearly half of institutions today.

The takeaway? International student enrollment has already taken severe hits in the past several years, with tightening immigration policies and severe travel limitations brought on by the global pandemic. This could make the fight for finding full-pay international students even harder.

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.