Enrollment, Data, & Financial Aid Consulting

Enrollment, Data, & Financial Aid Consulting

Fire Engine RED’s new consulting services can have a significant impact on your school’s enrollment, data, and financial aid operations. We’ll provide you with recommendations and actionable strategies and help you implement them.

Here’s what sets us apart.

  • Our consultants are among the most experienced and highly respected practitioners in the industry — no other company has ever assembled this level of talent.
  • Our consultants are supported by Fire Engine RED’s renowned data and creative teams.
  • We take a customized, strategic, organic approach to every project – no templates or off-the-shelf solutions.
  • You define the project; we don’t require you to purchase a predefined package of services.

Consulting Services.

Data.

CRM data audit.
We’ll audit your CRM data and suggest improvements, so you’re able to make better, more data-driven decisions in the future.

CRM data strategies.
We’ll analyze your CRM data and help you transform it into actionable and effective strategies.

Data collection and best practices.
We’ll help you improve your data collection processes and apply best practices.

New market identification.
We’ll assess your existing markets, and identify opportunities and strategies for expansion that align with your school’s goals.

 

Operations.

Operational best practices.
We’ll audit your operational processes, look for opportunities to improve efficiency and productivity, and help you implement best practices.

Strategic enrollment planning.
We’ll help you build a strategic enrollment plan that aligns with your school’s mission and academic vision, and advise your team on class size, class composition, and financial goals.

Staff retreat facilitation.
We’ll facilitate your summer planning retreat and then help you operationalize the strategies and recommendations that come out of it … so you’ll have more time to focus on yielding this year’s class, while we focus on getting your team ready to recruit next year’s class.

Travel optimization and planning.
We’ll help you optimize your travel strategy, so you’re not just basing decisions on habits or hunches; we’ll assess your current travel ROI, and provide you with recommendations on adding/eliminating markets, designing territories, and planning activities.

Vendor optimization.
We’ll audit your vendor relationships, identify overlap, help determine the ROI you’re getting from each, and advise you on how to optimize your vendor budget.

Enrollment office mergers.
We’ll assist your enrollment office throughout a merger with the integration of operations, consolidation of data, and coordination of combined strategic enrollment goals.

 

Mentoring.

Coaching and mentoring.
We’ll set your new leadership (and/or new hires) up for success by providing mentoring, ongoing guidance, and operational assistance to ensure they hit the ground running.

Board meeting preparation and reports.
We’ll help you gather the right data for your board meetings, and put it into context with regard to industry trends. We’ll also assist you in preparing your reports and presentations so your message is effectively communicated.

 

Financial aid.

Financial aid advising.
We’ll help you integrate and optimize your financial aid and enrollment strategies, operations, and communications.

 

Marketing and Communications.

Funnel assessment.
We’ll assess your student funnel for inefficiencies, responsiveness, and opportunities and then help you put those opportunities into practice.

Communications flow.
We’ll help you optimize your communications flow by ensuring you’re delivering the right message, to the right audience, through the right channels, at the right time.

Transfer recruiting.
We’ll work with you to create and implement a transfer recruitment plan.

Athletic recruiting.
We’ll help facilitate and optimize the working relationship between your admissions office and your athletics department.