RNL Advanced FinAid Solutions™

Optimize your financial aid strategy to meet enrollment goals
RNL Advanced FinAid Solutions provide the sophistication, analytics, and insight needed for financial aid leveraging in today's higher education market.

Awarding financial aid today requires sophisticated analysis that allows an institution to consider many scenarios to balance strategic enrollment goals, student need, and institutional finances in order to optimize yield and net revenue.

RNL Advanced FinAid Solutions provide the analytics and insight needed for successful awarding strategies in today's higher education market.

Use advanced modeling to achieve 3 key objectives for enrollment and financial aid management

  • Balance affordability and resources by calculating the aid packages needed to enroll specific populations of students.
  • Develop a strategic financial aid plan that addresses enrollment goals and optimizes financial aid awards.
  • Maximize net tuition revenue to maintain and improve the quality of academic programs and campus services.

Choose a partner with substantial experience in strategic aid allocation


When you work with Ruffalo Noel Levitz, you gain a partner who collaborates with you at every stage of the financial aid management process. You remain informed, involved, and in control.


for a strategic financial aid partner


currently optimized under the
guidance of RNL*

rule out institutions based on
sticker price alone**

*RNL internal data
**2016 High School Students' and Parents' Perception of Financial Aid Report

We help colleges and universities accomplish their goals—whether it's growing enrollment, shaping the profile of the incoming class, or controlling the discount rate—by providing extensive data and unparalleled experience with financial aid, enrollment management, statistical modeling, and financial aid technologies.



Ask for a free guided tour of RNL Advanced Financial Aid Solutions and speak with
our experts on finding the ideal awarding strategy for your institution »


7 ways we deliver the optimal financial aid strategy for your institution

Historical research & competitor benchmarkingHistorical Research & Competitor Benchmarking
Investigates undergraduate student enrollment behavior by analyzing need, academic credentials, population segments, and financial aid offers.


Econometric ModelingEconometric Modeling
Predicts the effect of changes in net price on student yield, allowing you to simulate changes before developing aid awards.


Annual Financial Aid Plan DevelopmentAnnual Financial Aid Plan Development
Delivers a strategic financial plan that has been fully informed by comprehensive analysis, modeling, and your enrollment goals.


Regular Tracking and Ongoing ConsultationRegular Tracking & Ongoing Consultation
Monitors performance each week so you will always know your precise expected yield, discount rate, and net revenue through our regular updates and detailed management reports, while also receiving expert ongoing counsel rooted in the data.


Retention AnalysisRetention Analysis
Determines the role financial aid plays in fall-to-fall retention.


Revenue Optimization & SimulationRevenue Optimization & Simulation
Enhances our ability to balance and maximize your enrollment, academic profile, and discount rate, using multiple scenarios to develop optimal awarding parameters.


Four-Year Enrollment & Net Revenue Projection Model™Four-Year Enrollment & Net Revenue Projection Model
Projects enrollment and net revenue for your current undergraduate student population for four years, adding a new entering class while also accounting for attrition and graduation.



Ask for a free guided tour of RNL Advanced Financial Aid Solutions and speak with
our experts on finding the ideal awarding strategy for your institution »

Read the 2018 Discounting Report

2018 Discounting Report

Benchmark your discounting, net revenue, melt rates, and more for freshmen and transfer students. Reports are available for private and public four-year institutions.

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Additional products for Optimizing Yield

RNL Class Optimizer™
Balance your yield rate, awarding, and net revenue while communicating value to admitted students. 

RNL TrueCost Calculator™
Communicate aid and affordability quickly with this accurate, fully-customized net price calculator.

RNL Yield Campaign™
Increase conversion of admitted students through email, mail, phone, and digital outreach.

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