Overhaul the FAFSA

For almost two decades now, millions of aspiring college students seeking financial aid have been required to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Cut Unnecessary Programs

A substantial opportunity for cost saving in higher education is in cutting unnecessary or tangential programs. While academic programs provide many benefits in addition to attracting tuition-paying students, nearly all operate at a loss and require additional subsidization.

Reduce Administrative Staff

A thorough analysis of the data reveals that American colleges and universities are increasingly bloated with administrative bureaucracies.

Outsource More Services

With recent financial difficulties, it is more important than ever for colleges to make the best use of their limited resources.

Offer three year Bachelor’s Degrees

Three-year bachelor’s programs allow students to complete their undergraduate degree in three years, rather than four. This can be accomplished by taking a more streamlined curriculum, taking more credit hours per semester, attending summer sessions, and/or taking online courses.

Reform Academic Employment Policies

Traditionally, colleges have hired faculty from the ranks of recent PhD graduates, using tenuretrack positions as bait to lure new hires who, upon completing a rigorous academic career crash course, are presumably enticed by the benefits package commensurate with the professorate.

Promote Dual Enrollment Programs

The skyrocketing price of a college education is a formidable obstacle to obtaining a college degree. Many graduating high school seniors are typically faced with two equally unattractive options.