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How Do I Access the Tool?

The new NACUBO Tuition Discounting Study (TDS) Online Benchmarking Tool now in service! To access the tool, your institution must be a current NACUBO member school that participated in the 2020 NACUBO Tuition Discounting Study. Please contact the NACUBO Research team if you want to get instructions for accessing this new service.

What Does the Tool Provide?

The new NACUBO Tuition Discounting Study Online Benchmarking Tool, developed in partnership with Hanover Research, allows participating schools the opportunity to compare their TDS results with self-selected peer institutions. The following TDS data elements are included in the tool:

  • Institutional discount rates
  • Student aid rates
  • Net tuition revenue
  • Percentage of undergraduates receiving institutional grants
  • Average institutional grant award for undergraduates

See the NACUBO Tuition Discounting Study Glossary for definitions of each of these data elements.


Which TDS Survey Years Are Included in the Tool?

Currently, the TDS Online Benchmarking Tool includes data for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 academic years. We anticipate data for additional years will be added in the future.

What is the Future of the Tool?

NACUBO anticipates that the new tool may include data from other financial-related surveys. Plans for future expansion are currently ongoing. If you have ideas you would like to share about future datasets you would like to see in the tool, please send your thoughts to the NACUBO research team

I Don't See a Response to My Question. Who Should I Contact for Additional Information?

If you have further questions or need further assistance with the NACUBO TDS Online Benchmarking Tool, please contact NACUBO research team


Ken Redd

Senior Director, Research and Policy Analysis



Kat Masterson

Assistant Director, Research and Policy Analysis


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