2020 Tuition Discounting Study
The annual NACUBO Tuition Discounting Study (TDS), sponsored by EAB, measures institutional tuition discount rates and other indicators of institutionally funded scholarships awarded to undergraduates attending private, nonprofit (independent) colleges and universities. See the TDS Glossary for more information.
Data collection for the 2020 NACUBO Tuition Discounting Study began in mid October 2020, and results will be posted in May 2021. You may contact the NACUBO Research Team if you are at a private nonprofit college or university and you want to know your TDS representative. The 2020 TDS survey instrument and help text are also available.
In the meantime, you may view the results of the 2019 NACUBO Tuition Discounting Study, which were released on May 20, 2020. The TDS measures institutional tuition discount rates and other indicators of institutional grant awards to first-time, full-time, first-year undergraduates and all undergraduates who attend private, nonprofit (independent) colleges and universities.
The 2019 report includes data from 366 private nonprofit colleges and universities that were members of NACUBO as of September 2019. See the press release with highlights of the survey.A summary of the results is also available in the May/June 2020 issue of Business Officer Magazine.
The report is available at no cost to all staff at participating institutions, and for purchase to other NACUBO members and nonmembers.
How to Access the Study
Survey participants may access the 2019 Tuition Discounting Study for no charge through NACUBO's Online Research Portal with the steps below:
- Click Member Login
- Use your institutional e-mail address and NACUBO membership password to log in
- On the next page, select NACUBO Research Studies link from the menu
- Click Access Online Research link
- Select 2019 NACUBO Tuition Discounting Study from the list
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