The Institute was created in 1998 to build knowledge, support thought leadership, and enhance understanding of strategic issues related to lifelong financial security and the business of higher education.

The Institute is an objective source of relevant research and information and provides access to a network of thought leaders, helping those we serve anticipate trends, plan future strategies and solutions and maximize opportunities for success.

To accomplish its mission, the Institute:

  • Sponsors and conducts objective, relevant research
  • Forms alliances with nationally-recognized experts
  • Convenes conferences and forums on key strategic issue
  • Administers highly regarded awards programs honoring research and leadership

This enables those we serve to maximize opportunities for growth, anticipate trends, plan future strategies and solutions, maximize opportunities for success and make informed decisions.

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