Eight Factors that can Affect Your Discount Rate
By Mitsi Messier
Noel-Levitz just released its 2012 Discounting Report, a summary of fall 2011 discount and net revenue outcomes based on aggregate freshman data from institutions partnering with us to strategically manage their financial aid. (Our participants are 139 private four-year colleges and universities.) The good news from this report is that the average overall freshman discount rate increased less than one percent in 2011, the smallest increase since the peak of the recession in fall 2008. The recent growth trend appears to be slowing as the economy improves.
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