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Students who have dedicated their lives to the pursuit of knowledge often find themselves in college classrooms, studying teaching and learning for many years of their young adult lives. In many cases, if not nearly all, students receive some sort of financial aid to help fund these academic endeavors and provide a worthwhile and lasting career in their chosen field.
The purpose of this essay is to investigate and highlight many of the ideas and terms associate with financial aid for those students seeking a post-secondary education. This essay will first give some background about how students can receive some of this treasured financial aid before delving into the success rates of these aids programs as measured in retention and graduation rates. The issue of financial concern and its effects on learning at this level will also be explored to help understand the effectiveness and efficiency of these financial programs….
College Board Advocacy & Policy Center. Trends in Student Aid 2012. Viewed 2 Nov 2013. Retrieved from https://trends.collegeboard.org/sites/default/files/student-aid-2012-full-report.pdf
The National Association of Student Financial Aid and Administration (2010). Postsecondary Student Financial Aid Facts. March 2010.
Scannell, J. (2010). The Role of Financial Aid and Retention. University Business, May 2011. Retrieved from http://www.universitybusiness.com/article/role-financial-aid-and-retention
S. ecause educational options have increased more competition is coming from other countries in this market. Costs associated with the international student attending a U.S. school may often be too great for many international students to afford. Depending upon the outlook for work in the U.S., the international student may or may not attend college in the U.S. Costs for a college education in the United States is however, not the primary barrier.
Anderson relates that Robert Gelfond, CEO of MagiQ Technologies in New York is reported as stating that "We've seen foreign scientists try to get here to do research and can't get in who not only go elsewhere but are so upset they say they will not come to the U.S. now under any circumstances...Clearly we are losing our ability to attack talented people, since the word has spread about the difficulties of getting into the United States. Individuals….
Is the U.S. Right for You (2007) the Princeton Review. Online available at http://www.princetonreview.com/college/research/articles/international/usright.asp .
Altback, P. (1997) the Coming Crisis in International Education in the United States. International Higher Education, Summer 1997. Center for International Higher Education Boston College. Online available: http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/soe/cihe/newsletter/News08/text2.html
Miller, EJ; and Huff, J (2004) International Students and Medical Education: Options and Obstacles. The Advisor, Vol. 24, 1. National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions.
Kargbo, a. And Yeager, M (2007) the Race to Attract International Students. Analysis and Perspectives. 22 March 2007. Education Sector. Online available at http://www.educationsector.org/analysis/analysis_show.htm?doc_id=470283 .
Tuition Discounting Practices
The educational systems of the Western World has seen great transformation and evolution over the past decades. The rapidly changing environment where technology, social, and political forces are represented signify that education leaders must address problems if they are to stay relevant and effective in their position. The purpose of this essay is to explore the practice of tuition discounting and present a comparative analysis on the benefits and drawbacks of this educational practice.
This essay will use data and empirical evidence to construct an argument which aims to separate the good qualities from the limiting qualities of this practice. The essay will argue that tuition discounting is merely a tool, that when applied, must take into account the purpose or intention of the school leadership itself. By exploring this tool or approach of tuition discounting, college presidents may be able to decipher the information and determine if this….
Browning, J. (2013). Determining a relationship between higher education financial position and tuition discount rates. Research in Higher Education Journal, 20.
Carey, K. (2012). The net-price myth. The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Davis, J.S. (2003). Unintended consequences of tuition discounting.
Hillman, N.W. (2012). Tuition discounting for revenue management. Research in Higher Education, 53(3), 263-281.
Financial Aid AppealDear Admissions Committee,I hope this letter finds you well. I am writing this financial aid appeal with regards to my academic performance during the last term that I was enrolled at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) and to provide an explanation of the extenuating circumstances that were detrimental to my performance. I would also like to outline how these events have been resolved and assure you of my commitment to improving my academic standing.During the summer of 2021, my beloved grandmother fell ill, and her condition became progressively worse. I had originally planned to enroll at Central Piedmont Community College in the fall of that year to bring up my GPA, as advised by my academic advisor at UNCG. However, due to the seriousness of my grandmother's illness, I made the difficult decision to prioritize her care and support her during this challenging time.Tragically, my….
Facilitate shared governance and collective decision-making: Any solution regarding financial aid will be resisted if imposed in an autocratic manner
Articulate core characteristics: hat is our main mission and value?
Focus on image: How will cutting need-blind aid be portrayed in the media?
Connect the change process to individual and institutional identity: hat is more important, funding the institution's growth or fostering the growth of the individual -- how can we balance these needs, or can we?
Create a culture of risk and help people in changing belief systems: Universities and learning are by definition paradigm-challenging -- try to think outside of the box regarding the importance of certain admissions 'preferences,' such as athletes and children of alumni.
Be aware that various levels or aspects of the organization will need different change models: Student bodies have different priorities regarding their education from generation to generation
Realize that strategies for change vary by change initiative: Acknowledge the….
She is well-connected within the community and is confident that her business would be profitable within a year or two. She has a strong, charismatic personality and is also connected to Milwaukee's artistic community through her husband's architectural work restoring some of the city's beautiful historic buildings. She has a considerable portfolio, and occasionally sold stock photos or worked as a wedding photographer when she was in law school.
Laura realizes that in the current market, individuals and companies may be cutting back on "luxuries" like professional family and staff pictures. However, she has a range of expertise in architectural and interior photography as well as portrait and event photography. She is willing to diversify her skill set and pursue further education if necessary, although in her field an additional artistic degree would only be desirable for teaching or competing for gallery showings at a national level.
According to her business….
College Board. (2010). Trends in college pricing, 2010. Retrieved from http://trends.collegeboard.org/
Hung, a., & Yoong, J. (2010). Asking for Help: Survey and experimental evidence on financial advice and behavior change. RAND Working Paper WR-714-1.
Morris, Kenneth M., Alan M. Siegel, and Virginia B. Morris. (1995). The Wall Street Journal Guide to Planning Your Financial Future. New York: Lightbulb Press.
Parisse, a., & Richman, D. (2006). Questions Great Financial Advisors Ask… and Investors Need to Know. Chicago: Kaplan.
Student athletes do not even necessarily 'give back' to the university with four years of attendance. Basketball players flee the ranks to 'go pro' and even those who do not go to the NBA may struggle and not emerge with a degree. hat students are likely to show greater financial long-term loyalty to their university -- a student who excels academically and remembers college as the best years of his or her life? Or a student who does not graduate and sees college a stepping-stone to a professional sports career or simply as a place that discarded him or her because a sports career did not materialize as promised?
Coaches and athletic programs also receive huge salaries, because of the attention that is diverted to sports, funds that could be better spent in other areas. Lately, many prominent coaches have been drawing negative publicity for their actions, which only serves to….
Local Community InterviewIn an attempt to identify and understand the various financial literacy or tax resolutions programs that a local community organization in my area has to offer, I conducted an interview with Annie Smith, the Coordinator of Program Services for Arrow Community Services. During our conversation, I gained insight into the programs within the organization that service both individuals and families struggling with financial literacy and taxes. Annie provided information on key topics such as eligibility requirements, benefit offerings, cost structure, and more. After careful analysis of all the responses given by Annie, it is safe to say Arrow Community Services has a wide array of solutions available to those needing financial aid. To address these needs further, I believe measures should be taken to educate community members in financial literacy as well as create incentives for people to participate in these programs offered by Arrow Community Services. Doing….
The applicability of Activity-Based Costing for decision making is directly linked to the influences that ABC has over process control. In this order of ideas, by better identifying the incurred costs or the overhead, managers can better monitor and control the evolution of products, prices, costs and consequently, profits. ABC identifies the costs incurred by each item in terms of resources consumed. Therefore, with the aid of ABC, organizational managements have the ability to control resource allocation.
Activity-Based Costing reveals yet another significant feature: it has the ability to evaluate the costs of not producing an item. This basically means that with the aid of the ABC, managers are able to know how much they have lost due to machine malfunctioning, product damaging, increased inventory costs or time spent waiting for a machine component to be replaced. "Activity-Based Costing therefore gives not only much better cost control, but increasingly, it also….
Barnat, R., 2005, Strategic Control: A New Perspective, Strategic Control, http://www.strategic-control.24xls.com/en139last accessed on October 21, 2008
Chellasamy, P., Ligy, V.K., 2008, Activity-Based Costing - a Tool for Decision Making, Fibre 2 Fashion, http://www.fibre2fashion.com/industry-article/7/670/activity-based-costing-a-tool-for-decision-making1.asplast accessed on October 21, 2008
Cooper, R., Kaplan, R.S., 1998, Design of Cost Management Systems, 2nd Edition, Prentice Hall
Drucker, P.F., 2006, Classic Drucker, Harvard Business School Press
Financial Fraud Fannie Mae
eview of Fraud Schemes within Fannie Mae 1998-2004
The agency found the fraud understatements of earnings and illegal gratuities that led to accounting violations and inability to meet Wall Street goals.
The investigation of Lee Frakas, executive of a major mortgage company which had dealings with Fannie Mae with hundreds of fake mortgages. The Securities Exchange Commission cited that Fannie Mae had to repay earnings and correct their books for the period 2001 through 2004. This major undertaking will cost the company over $11 billion by SEC estimates. In addition the Department of Justice has conducted a criminal investigation on the board members.
The top executive managing Fannie Mae were found guilty of illegally reporting accounting information that led to their receiving million dollar payments. Under Fraudulent Financial Statement Schemes this case is one of corruption and financial fraud. The specific areas include Illegal Gratuities, Asset/evenue Overstatements and Understatements. Accounting….
Associated Press. (2006). Fannie Mae manipulated accounting. Retrieved January 19, 2012 from http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/12923225/ns/business-corporate_scandals/t/report-fannie-mae-manipulated-accounting/#
Schoenberg, T. (2011). Silence on taylor bean opened the way to $3 billion fraud. Retrieved January 19, 2012 from http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/926704/posts
Aid to Dependent Corporations
The government of United States is incurring heavy revenue loss on account of the corporate sector subsidies and other special rebates. The friendly policies of the government aimed at promoting a positive business climate are sadly being exploited. In their interests to evade tax, businesses today are taking undue advantage of the favorable federal policies. In this regard I feel that our governments tax policies and corporate procedures need to be reexamined in order to eliminate the loopholes in them and at the same time support the common welfare schemes. Let us analyze the scenario in a little detail so that we can better appreciate the situation.
One by one our leading business corporations are reeling under accounting scams. I need not mention how well such a giant corporation like 'Enron' managed to disguise its financial information from the government and the stockholders. In the prevailing scenario I….
As they are showing the total impact that the activities of business operations are having on its profitability.
When you look at the two different forms of analysis side by side, it is clear that they are playing an interconnected role. Where, business analysis and planning will tell you the various external challenges facing an organization. While financial analysis and planning, will tell you the effect of these issues are having on the balance sheet. This helps Hyrbitech to understand the overall scope of the problems they are facing and how they could adapt to them. As a result, the combination of the two different forms of analysis would identify specific factors that are facing the business and how it is impacting their overall bottom line. This would help Hybritech to seek out alliances and partnerships that could improve collaboration, as well as provide the company with the additional funding….
Aside the attraction of customers, the money invested in marketing have created the desired outcome of a strong and reputable brand. Another pivotal element in the financial strategies has been that of maximizing the efficiency of managing inventories. This was necessary in order to continually strengthen the brand as well as achieve the profitability goals. Alongside with operating principles, supply-chain renovation and inventory management, financial management represents the pillar of the Nike business model (Filbeck, Krueger and Preece, 2007).
It is extremely difficult to generalize the approaches of multinational organizations to financial management as each individual entity will employ those courses of action which best suit its needs as well as its characteristics. Whilst Ford continued to invest its resources in the manufacturing of large and luxurious vehicles in an attempt to drive the market, McDonald's has recognized the necessity in satisfying customer needs and has as such made….
Adams, B., 2007, McDonald's Strange Menu Around the World, Trifter, http://www.economywatch.com/finance/financial-management.html last accessed on July 13, 2009
Filbeck, G., Krueger, T., Preece, D., 2007, CFO Magazine's "Working Capital Survey": Do Selected Firms Work for Shareholders? Quarterly Journal of Business and Economics, Vol. 46
Nizamuddin, A.M., 2007, Multinational Corporations and Economic Development: The Lessons of Singapore, International Social Science Review, Vol. 82
Schindehutte, M., Morris, M.H., Kocak, A., 2008, Understanding market-Driving Behavior: The Role of Entrepreneurship, Journal of Small Business Management, Vol. 46
7. Overall Performance
Lufthansa is one of the strongest corporations of the globe and a major player on the European airline market. Its success is obvious in the satisfaction of their customers or the fact that their employees love working for the company, and it often materializes in opportunities for growth and development. Throughout the past recent years, the German airline organization has managed to increase its customer base, its fleet as well as its product offering. But these are not the sole indicators of prosperity. The financial analysis of Lufthansa revealed a strong economic agent. Despite the existence of some few issues which….
April 3, 2007, World Airlines, Flight International
2009, Investopedia, http://www.investopedia.comlast accessed on February 11, 2009
2009, Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Reuters, http://www.reuters.com/finance/stocks/ratios?symbol=LHAG.DElast accessed on February 11, 2009
2009, Website of the Lufthansa Group, last accessed on February 11, 2009
During times of extreme pressure from the supply or demand side, the central bank is prepared to go in and support the currency, to help provide stability. This is significant because traders around the world; will use the major currencies as a way to hedge themselves against different risks. Where, they will view the weakness of one country's currency as a sign that they could be facing a number of different economic challenges. (Fixed vs. Floating Exchange Rate, 2007) a good example of this can be seen with the ritish pound, where the ank of England decided to keep interest rates at .5%. This is important, because the increase in rates could be seen as a sign that economic stability could be returning to the country, which would help to reverse the downward pressure on the pound. However, the fact that they decided to keep interest rates unchanged, means….
12 Myths of International Trade, 1999, Meti, viewed 3 May 2010,
Bank of England's Decision Affects Pounds Performance, 2010, to Forex News, view 3 May 2010,
Bretton Woods Agreement, 2010, Investopedia, viewed 2 May 2010, .
Fixed vs. Floating Exchange Rate, 2007, Article Base, view 3 May 2010,
Sports - College
Financial Aid Students who have dedicated their lives to the pursuit of knowledge often find themselves in college classrooms, studying teaching and learning for many years of their young adult…Read Full Paper ❯
Sports - College
S. ecause educational options have increased more competition is coming from other countries in this market. Costs associated with the international student attending a U.S. school may often be…Read Full Paper ❯
Sports - College
Tuition Discounting Practices The educational systems of the Western World has seen great transformation and evolution over the past decades. The rapidly changing environment where technology, social, and political forces…Read Full Paper ❯
Financial Aid AppealDear Admissions Committee,I hope this letter finds you well. I am writing this financial aid appeal with regards to my academic performance during the last term that…Read Full Paper ❯
Facilitate shared governance and collective decision-making: Any solution regarding financial aid will be resisted if imposed in an autocratic manner Articulate core characteristics: hat is our main mission and value? Focus…Read Full Paper ❯
She is well-connected within the community and is confident that her business would be profitable within a year or two. She has a strong, charismatic personality and is…Read Full Paper ❯
Sports - College
Student athletes do not even necessarily 'give back' to the university with four years of attendance. Basketball players flee the ranks to 'go pro' and even those who do…Read Full Paper ❯
Local Community InterviewIn an attempt to identify and understand the various financial literacy or tax resolutions programs that a local community organization in my area has to offer, I…Read Full Paper ❯
Business - Management
The applicability of Activity-Based Costing for decision making is directly linked to the influences that ABC has over process control. In this order of ideas, by better identifying the…Read Full Paper ❯
Financial Fraud Fannie Mae eview of Fraud Schemes within Fannie Mae 1998-2004 Scope The agency found the fraud understatements of earnings and illegal gratuities that led to accounting violations and inability to…Read Full Paper ❯
Aid to Dependent Corporations The government of United States is incurring heavy revenue loss on account of the corporate sector subsidies and other special rebates. The friendly policies of the…Read Full Paper ❯
As they are showing the total impact that the activities of business operations are having on its profitability. When you look at the two different forms of analysis side…Read Full Paper ❯
Aside the attraction of customers, the money invested in marketing have created the desired outcome of a strong and reputable brand. Another pivotal element in the financial strategies…Read Full Paper ❯
7. Overall Performance Lufthansa is one of the strongest corporations of the globe and a major player on the European airline market. Its success is obvious in the satisfaction of…Read Full Paper ❯
During times of extreme pressure from the supply or demand side, the central bank is prepared to go in and support the currency, to help provide stability. This…Read Full Paper ❯