Enrollment Management and Financial Aid

IRAR Consulting partners with you to integrate Admissions, Financial Aid and Registrar efforts to admit and retain the “Best Fit” students for your institution.  I work with you to define student success, identify the attributes that predict success at the time of application, and develop awarding matrices to manage enrollment.

Admissions, Financial Aid and Registrar Offices often operate in separate solos.  The “best” applicants are not the always the “Best Fit” or only fit with your institution.  In making admissions decisions, Admissions officers deliberate over the “shades of gray”, while Financial Aid works with a limited budget to distribute discounts.  Enrollment Management research takes the guesswork out of planning, policy and decision-making for the three offices.  By coordinating the offices for Enrollment Management research, you can:

  • Identify the Best Fit student for your institution
  • Forecast persistence to graduation rates for profiles of applicants
  • Customize pre-matriculation interventions (Early Alert)
  • Effectively distribute financial aid to enroll and retain students
  • Improve Student Learning
  • Improve alumni Return on Investment
  • Integrate data management to facilitate research, assessment and reporting (including IPEDS)

Susan Coia-Gailey, Founder
Consultant and Contractor