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NACUBO Tuition Discounting Study


The 2013 Tuition Discounting Study is expected to be released June 2014

Visit this page for updates on release date. 

The 2013 Tuition Discounting Study Will Launch September 18, 2013

Email invitations with a link to access our online Tuition Discounting survey will be sent to private, 4-year institutions who are current members of NACUBO.  These links will be emailed to the NACUBO Prime Rep, unless another survey contact was designated, on September 18, 2013.  The survey will close on November 27, 2013

A preview of the survey instrument can be found here.  

The 2012 Tuition Discounting Study released May 6, 2013

The 2012 Tuition Discounting Survey (TDS) was released to study participants and the public on May 6, 2013. All staff at participating institutions can now access a complimentary copy of the report through NACUBO's Online Research portal by following the instructions below:

  1. Go to
  2. Select the "My NACUBO" button on the upper right corner of the page
  3. Type in your institutional e-mail address and NACUBO membership password in the spaces provided (or you can select the Forgot Password link to reset your password)
  4. On the next page, select the link to NACUBO Online Research Publications
  5. Click on the 2012 Tuition Discounting Study link in the left column. (You can click the "+" sign to expand the full report to view and print subsections of the report). All of the materials for this study will be displayed in the center of the page.

If your institution did not participate in the study and you would like to purchase this online publication, please visit the 2012 Tuition Discounting Study product page.

Benchmarking Tool Update

2011 survey data collected in the 2012 TDS has been loaded into the NACUBO Online Benchmarking Tool and is available for participants to use.  Select "2011" to see the 2011 data collected in the 2012 study.  Please visit the Benchmarking Tool webpage for more information about the Tool.

Interested in Participating in the 2013 TDS?

Private, not-for-profit institutions that are interested in participating in the 2013 Tuition Discounting Study should contact Natalie Pullaro Davis. The 2013 survey will be open for collection in mid-September 2013.

NACUBO is looking to expand our Tuition Discounting research to public institutions in the near future. If you are a public institution that would like to have input on the TDS survey questions for public colleges and universities or participate in a pilot study please contact Natalie Pullaro Davis.

Please contact NACUBO's Research Staff with any questions.


Natalie Pullaro
Manager, Research and Policy Analysis