Program Funding

Program Funding

We provide the expertise and the financing to deliver success.
The simple fact is that launching an online program requires significant resources. Try to think of everything that will go into a new program launch, including all the resources you’ll need to bring the program online and keep it functioning properly. You’ll soon find you have an extensive, and expensive list.

• Curriculum Development • System Maintenance and Hosting
• Securing Faculty • Instructional Design
• Faculty Training • Program Management
• Marketing • Student and Faculty Support
• Student Recruitment • Student Retention
• Technical Support • Building the Online Environment

Working capital requirements often exceed a half-million dollars or more before any tuition revenue is collected. Factor in today’s stressed higher education budgets and this level of investment by a non-profit institution is not always possible.

Putting our money where our mouth is.
The Academic Partners of Embanet are able to overcome the resource requirements and financing challenges of entering the online learning marketplace because Embanet assumes the responsibility for nearly all of the upfront costs. This investment allows our Academic Partners to harness our experience and resources to develop a program and enter the online marketplace much more quickly, deeply and profitably than would otherwise be possible.

Our business model supports education.
Embanet is motivated to engage students who will not only enroll, but stay with the program through to graduation. Our revenue share model means that we are compensated when the student pays their tuition. If a student leaves the program before graduation, we recoup very little of the investment. This revenue share model has become prevalent in long-term partnerships in higher education, and it transfers nearly all of the financial risk from the academic institution to Embanet.

Most of our partner programs turn cash positive in less than one year, and while the amount of financing needed by the institution in the first year varies, many times it is limited to the cost of the market and institutional readiness tests. In most cases, our partners enjoy seven-figure steady-state surpluses per program or program set.