NACUBO and the AccessLex Institute ahave collaborated on a research report that examines the effects of tuition discounting on law schools' finances. As law school applications have declined in recent years, law schools have increasingly relied on tuition discounting to maintain enrollment levels and attract the best and brightest students. The inaugural NACUBO/AccessLex Tuition Discounting Study of Private Law Schools provides a detailed look at tuition discounting practices in legal education.
Thirty-six U.S.-based private nonprofit law schools responded to a survey prepared by NACUBO, and the results provide compelling data that lay a foundation for future discussion and increased research efforts around tuition discounting. This study was limited to private law schools in order to match the research methodology NACUBO uses in its annual tuition discounting study of private nonprofit undergraduate programs.