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What Schools Can Weather the Storm and Give Merit Scholarships?

Updated: Oct 10, 2020

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Here's our read on quality traditional and moderately-sized private colleges poised to weather the storm and continue with generosity in merit scholarships for A and B students...

According to the National Association of College and University Business Officers, institutions participating in the 2019 Endowment study put 49% of spending dollars on financial aid.

  • The second highest category for spending dollars is academic programs

  • The Chronicle of Higher Education’s contributor, Paul Friga, predicts enrollment scenarios will damage up to 50% of universities’ operating expenses

  • A key element for framing this properly will be to set a high-level goal of targeted savings from academic spending to help cover the anticipated shortfalls

  • To add more fuel to the fire, Moody’s downgraded its U.S. higher education outlook from ‘stable’ to ‘negative’

Our quest is to further filter our bucket list of quality schools for those with the probability to weather the storm and provide merit/financial aid to A and B students.