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NACUBO Tuition Discounting Study

The 2017 Tuition Discounting Study

Data collection for the 2017 NACUBO Tuition Discounting Study (TDS) will begin in October. Staff at private nonprofit (independent) colleges and universities that are members of NACUBO as of September 2017 will receive an e-mail invitation to participate in the study. Previews of the 2017 TDS survey instrument and help text are now available. If you are a staff member at a NACUBO-member private non-profit college or university and want to know the name of the TDS contact at your school, please contact the NACUBO research team

The 2016 Tuition Discounting Study

2016 TDS Cover ImageThe 2016 NACUBO Tuition Discounting Study, supported by EAB| Hardwick Day, was released May 15, 2017.  The report includes data from 411 private nonprofit colleges and universities that were members of NACUBO as of September 2016.  A press release with highlights of the survey data is available in the Press Room

The report is available at no cost to all staff at participating institutions, and for purchase to other NACUBO members and nonmembers.  Purchase price is $200 for NACUBO members and $750 for nonmembers.

Survey participants may access the 2016 Tuition Discounting Study for no charge through NACUBO's Online Research Portal with the steps below. NOTE: We recommend using Internet Explorer to access the 2016 TDS report. 

  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 Research Studies
  5. Click on the Access Publications link. The 2016 NACUBO Tuition Discounting Study should appear under the list of publications you can access

If your institution did not participate in the study and you would like to purchase this online publication, please visit the 2016 Tuition Discounting Study product page.

Benchmarking Tool Update

Data collected in the 2016 TDS have been loaded into the NACUBO Online Benchmarking Tool and are available for participants to use.  Visit the Benchmarking Tool webpage for more information about the Tool.

For information about sponsoring this study, please contact LaTosha McNeal, Manager, Business Development at 202.861.2582 or

Please contact NACUBO's Research Staff with any questions.


Ken Redd
Director, Research and Policy Analysis