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This Week in IPEDS  January 5, 2012
  1. IPEDS “Thank You” for Early Response
  2. U.S. Department of Education's Net Price Calculator Video Challenge Contest

IPEDS “Thank You” for Early Response

Do you know about the early response “thank you” email? Any institution which completes all required surveys three weeks prior to a collection deadline will have an email sent to the institution’s Chief Executive, thanking them for their early IPEDS response, and recognizing their Keyholder by name. While NCES realizes that it is not always within the keyholder’s control to complete the surveys this early, we do want to provide a word of gratitude to you and your Chief Executive when it is possible to do so. During last year’s Winter collection, over 1200 institutions received the email. For the Winter 2011-12 collection, January 18, 2012 is the date by which HR and SFA must be submitted in order to be eligible for this “Thank You” email.

U.S. Department of Education's Net Price Calculator Video Challenge Contest

The U.S. Department of Education has launched a student video challenge contest to help increase public awareness of the net price calculators now available on postsecondary institutions' websites. The contest is for high school and college students to produce short videos highlighting why net price calculators are a valuable resource for students and families in the college selection process. The top three contestants will each win a $1,500 cash prize.

We would appreciate your assistance in getting the word out to students, if you have an opportunity to do so. More information is available at the video challenge contest site ( and the Department's press release ( ).

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