October: Stop Charging Late Fees

Over the past 11 years, I’ve spoken to hundreds of school leaders.  During that time, a handful of schools told […]

September: Your School’s New Revenue Timeline Means Your Budgeting Process Starts Next Month

If you’re used to starting to work on your school’s budget for the following school year after the holiday/winter break, […]

August: How Long Will Parents Wait For a Decision To Be Made?

I was thinking of calling this article “IH82W8,” which I once saw as the license plate of the automobile ahead […]

July: Market Your School’s Hourly Rate

There are two ways most schools post their tuition on their respective Web sites, and frankly, both ways can turn […]

June: The Tuition/Financial Aid Matrix

While many faith-based high schools have significant alumni support, and have development or advancement directors to coordinate activities designed to […]

May: Balance Your Tuition’s Cost and Market Bases

Market Bases?  Tuition’s Cost?  What do those phrases mean? We use lots of phrases in school leadership today which we […]

April: The Importance of Offering Parents Customized Payment Plans

Remember when “swiping” was a bad thing?  20 years ago, if someone swiped a card, that meant someone didn’t pay […]

March: Collect Your School’s Tuition and Fee Revenue on One Platform

I like looking up quotations on the Internet, just to see to whom they’re attributed.  Both Benjamin Franklin and Charles […]

February: Build Financial Aid and Endowment Funds Into Your School’s Budget

This is the time of the year when schools across the country are preparing, reviewing, and, perhaps, finalizing budgets for […]

January: Charge Tuition Over Nine Months

Almost every school I visit offers parents a standard monthly tuition payment plan that spans 10 months.  When I ask […]