As the fiscal year draws to a close, many higher education institutions find themselves with a bit of unspent budget. Rather than letting these funds go unused, why not invest them in ways that can significantly boost your enrollment strategy for the upcoming recruitment cycle? At enrollmentFUEL, we offer a range of powerful, cost-effective solutions that can be implemented, many for under $10,000. Here’s how you can make the most of your remaining budget.

1. Slate Optimization for the Next Recruitment Cycle

A robust CRM system is the cornerstone of any efficient admission process, and Slate stands out as a top choice for many institutions. However, your Slate setup must be optimized regularly to fully leverage its capabilities. enrollmentFUEL can help optimize your Slate instance, ensuring it is primed for the next recruitment cycle. Our team will fine-tune your workflows, forms, and communication triggers, making sure that you’re set up for success and ready to engage prospective students more effectively from day one.

2. Communication Flow Audit

Effective communication is key to capturing the attention of prospective students. With our commFLOW audit service, we delve into your existing communication strategy for a designated audience to identify areas of improvement and opportunity—especially targeting distinct groups such as transfer students, parents, or inquiries for individual graduate programs. This targeted audit will assess your messaging for the designated pipeline you select, ensuring it resonates well with the intended audience and stands out in a crowded marketplace.

3. Training and Professional Development

Investing in staff training is an investment in your institution's future. Consider using your leftover budget to boost your team’s expertise this summer. enrollmentFUEL offers a variety of training options, including our annual "The Admission Counselor’s Guide to Recruitment Success" course, which combines online modules with live sessions. We also provide REV On-Demand learning resources that are fully online, as well as customized training sessions tailored to your specific needs. These training opportunities are designed to equip your staff with the latest best practices in student recruitment.

4. SEM Effectiveness Study

Say goodbye to guesswork in your strategic enrollment management (SEM) planning. Our SEM Effectiveness Study offers a data-driven analysis of your current strategies and their outcomes. We’ll provide you with actionable insights and clear metrics that highlight what’s working and what can be improved. This study helps you reallocate resources more effectively, ensuring that every dollar you spend is an investment toward measurable outcomes.

5. TeleCONNECT Telecounseling or ghostVOICE Ringless Voicemail Campaigns

Free up your admissions team’s time with our teleCONNECT telecounseling or ghostVOICE ringless voicemail services. These tools automate the more transactional aspects of student recruitment communication, allowing your team to focus on building meaningful relationships with prospective students. By removing routine tasks from their workload, your counselors can concentrate on having transformative interactions with prospective students that will drive enrollment.

Why Choose enrollmentFUEL?

At enrollmentFUEL, we understand the unique challenges and opportunities faced by educational institutions in today’s competitive environment. Our solutions are designed to be affordable, effective, and customized to meet your institution's specific needs. Whether it’s through optimizing technology, refining communication strategies, training your team, or employing advanced data analytics, we are here to FUEL your enrollment success.

As you mull over how to allocate your remaining budget, consider the long-term benefits of enhancing your recruitment strategy. Investing in these cost-effective solutions maximizes your leftover funds and sets you up for success in the upcoming academic year and beyond.

Ready to get started? Contact us today to learn more about how we can help transform your enrollment strategy and make the most of your budget. Let’s turn your unspent dollars into valuable investments for your institution's future!