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Big ideas for student retention (part 2)
Over the past few weeks, we have discussed the importance of helping students finish their programs of study and outlined some big ideas for student retention from Complete College America. I want to continue the student retention big ideas with some recommendations from Ruffalo Noel Levitz, a consulting firm focused on higher education enrollment management,…
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Financial lessons for Money Smart Week
In honor of Money Smart Week, I want to share some of the financial lessons that came out of the financial aid storytelling exercise I conducted at the 2016 Pacific Financial Aid Association (PacFAA) Conference in Hawaii, so that you can consider including these topics in your financial literacy program. The session attendees broke up…
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Big ideas for student retention (part 1)
Helping students finish their programs of study is an important part of setting them on the right track to achieve their long-term goals, and it can even increase the likelihood that they will repay their education loans. Complete College America is a nonprofit organization focused on increasing the number of Americans that attain post-secondary degrees…
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The importance of student retention
Student retention has become more of a hot-button issue in the last few years, and rightly so. A recent New York Times article noted that “sixty percent of people go to college these days, but . . . more than a quarter of those who start college drop out with no credential.” The good news,…
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