May 15, 2017
Tuition Discounting Rates Hit a New Record HighTuition Discounting Rates Hit a New Record High
The estimated average institutional discount rate for first-time, full-time freshmen reached a new high of 49.1 percent in 2016-17, according to the 2016 NACUBO Tuition Discounting Study. Rising tuition discount rates have led to anemic growth in net tuition revenue.

Year-Round Pell Grants Return in FY17 Spending Agreement

Congressional leaders passed a spending bill that featured strong funding for education and research despite the president’s call for steep cuts. NACUBO shares some of the details.

Announcing the 2017-18 NACUBO Fellows

Sixteen aspiring chief business officers have been selected for the 2017-18 NACUBO Fellows Program, an intensive year-long leadership development initiative. The Fellows will work together and with higher education leaders to hone their skills and learn more about the expanding role of the CBO on campus. Click here to see the Fellows roster for 2017-18.

Trump Issues Executive Order on Nonprofit Political Activity

On February 2, President Donald Trump vowed to “get rid of and totally destroy the Johnson Amendment.” On May 4, he followed up with the executive order, “Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty.” Since the law has not changed barring 501(c)(3) organizations from engaging in political activity, colleges and universities are cautioned against changing current practices.

ED Seeks Feedback on Fee Disclosure Format

The Department of Education has suggested a model format that colleges and universities may use to disclose the fees associated with debit card or bank account arrangements offered as options for student credit balance refunds. Comments are due by June 8.

16 Campuses Recognized as Top Partners in Green Power

The Environmental Protection Agency has released its latest list of 100 organizations that use the most renewable energy.

What Did I Miss in Washington? May 1-May 15, 2017

For business officers who need to be in the know, read on for a rundown of political developments NACUBO is following.

Results of the 2016 NACUBO Tuition Discounting Study

Recorded on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 1:00 PM ET

During this webcast, panelists will review findings from the latest report and will discuss the complexity of factors that go into new tuition discounting, enrollment, and financial aid strategies. Register today!

This program is supported by Crowe Horwath.


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