The admissions process is full of questions. This article will help get your school thinking about its forms and interview process.
A video overview of national demographic, enrollment, financial aid, and educational landscape trends.
This web page is a clearinghouse of non-profit organizations that offer global education resources, products, and services.
A video overview of national demographic trends, with action steps for how to use this data to help manage enrollment.
A video overview of national enrollment trends, with action steps for how to use this data to help manage your school's enrollment.
A video overview of the national educational landscape, with action steps for how to help your school stand out in your area.
A video overview of national financial aid trends for day and boarding schools, with action steps for schools.
A video overview of national demographic, enrollment, financial aid, and educational landscape trends, with Bay Area highlights.
A video overview of national demographic, enrollment, financial aid, and educational landscape trends, with Philadelphia-area highlights.
A video overview of national demographic, enrollment, financial aid, and educational landscape trends, with New York City-area highlights.
A video overview of national demographic, enrollment, financial aid, and educational landscape trends, with Los Angeles-area highlights.
A video overview of national demographic, enrollment, financial aid, and educational landscape trends, with Boston-area highlights.
An excerpt from the Enrollment Outlook chapter of the 2015-2016 NAIS Trendbook.
SSS by NAIS vice president Mark Mitchell discusses various topics in financial aid affecting boards.
Share this basic information about independent schools with prospective parents to help ease their admission process.
Share this PDF with parents at admission open houses to help them streamline their admission process.
In this excerpt from The NAIS Enrollment Management Handbook, chapter author Christine Hailer Baker offers introductory thoughts on enrollment management and its importance.
An excerpt from “The Admission, Enrollment, and Financial Aid Outlook” chapter by Mark J. Mitchell and Melvin Rhoden in the 2014- 2015 NAIS Trendbook.
Summaries, infographics, and discussions from NAIS's Deep Dive into the economics of independent schools.
This article describes an experience that experience underscores the importance of every school board’s role in pinpointing or reaffirming the purpose of its financial aid investment.
NAIS Financially Sustainable Schools Advisory: Whether times are good or bad, no school likes to see students walk out the door before their time.
Know the income thresholds of those who can, and cannot, afford your tuition -- your “affordability range”: the income level at which families have sufficient resources to pay your tuition at full price.
Join us for a free, half-day NAIS TrendTalk event on Thursday, May 16, 2013, in Dallas, Texas.
What Boards and Heads Need to Know About Enrollment Management: data you should review and the questions you should ask to ensure institutional stability and success.
In this excerpt from the 2013-14 NAIS Trendbook, NAIS's Mark J. Mitchell reviews financial aid trends in independent schools.
Whether you're setting tuition or recognizing the new normal or reading up on financial sustainability for your school.
NAIS president Patrick F. Bassett reflects on how heads, admin teams, and boards can support one another and provide stellar leadership in difficult times. What does the current environmental scan tell us?
The president of NAIS identifies industry trend lines on admissions, financial aid, family incomes, and affordability, and considers the challenges the changing landscape presents for independent schools.
The president of NAIS illustrates with current NAIS data the trends for schools that will impact on financial sustainability.
The president of NAIS, in his February 2010 address to the membership at Annual Conference, illustrates the "signs of the Apocalypse" that school leaders must face down.
This monograph outlines general board-adopted financial aid policies.
An overview of issues relating to admissions, marketing, demographics, affordability, and the considerations the changing landscape presents for independent schools.
This page contains links to podcasts, advisories, and other resources to help schools become more financially sustainable.
NAIS Enrollment Management Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide for Independent Schools
This presentation gives an overview of the recent landscape and forces that are causing a shift from using financial aid for access for lower income families to financial aid for price affordability for higher income families
Use this case study with your financial aid committee, staff, board members, and others at school to discuss how the school sets, communicates, and applies financial aid policies that address complex family situations.
Use this case study to discuss, craft, and/or revise your school's policies on handling difficult situations when unmarried parents file for financial aid.
This collection of case studies features governance issues based on actual events at NAIS schools. This case study explores a crisis when administrators are faced with a tough admission decision.
This web page is a clearinghouse of non-profit organizations that offer global education resources and services. The purpose of the site is to provide resources to schools to develop their own global education programs.
The following Principles of Good Practice are intended to provide common ground for interaction between independent school admission officers and their many constituents (parents, students, colleagues, even the general public).
This section includes sample questions from AIM, Part I, Self-Assessement.
This brief article highlights issues schools must consider if they plan to offer and manage merit aid programs.
This monograph overviews the importance of developing and managing an effective committee to review various aspects of the financial aid program at independent schools.
This monograph suggests why schools should create a dedicated, full-time position to manage financial aid programs.
This transcript of a talk delivered at an Association of Independent Schools in Greater Washington (AISGW) admissions directors' meeting argues for offering financial aid to meet costs beyond tuition.
What are the types of questions school administrators and leaders need to ask themselves about the financial aid program to begin to assess its effectiveness and value?
This monograph offers readers some compelling principles and practices to consider when appealing to donors for gifts related to funding financial aid programs.
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