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Providing money savvy for college and beyond

SALT, from American Student Assistance, is an empowerment program designed to help students and alumni go from “in debt” to “on the money.” It delivers the financial savvy they need by providing real-world money skills, practical and successful financial guidelines, tools for financial success, and expert counseling. In this interview, Paul Combe, president and CEO of American Student Assistance, tells the story behind SALT.

 

 What is SALTSM?

Simplifying the payment process for your staff and international students

The number of international students attending US colleges is booming, as schools seek to increase diversity and net tuition revenue. But there’s a hidden cost to this trend that involves processing international payments. Join this web seminar to explore a new alternative for handling international education payments. Nelnet Business Solutions and peerTransfer have joined together to reduce the payment fees, administrative workload and account errors associated with international wire transfers. This is a digest of a webseminar, originally presented on March 6, 2012.

Experienced partners and best practices ease impact of the growth of international students


JJudy Seguy, Nelnetudy Seguy
Vice President, Business Development
Nelnet Business Solutions

Best practice approach to improving business processes

Flexible technology ensures employee buy-in

Colleges and universities across the country have realized that they can no longer rely on outdated, manual processes that hamper productivity and drive up costs. Changing the way staff works, however, is easier said than done.

Changing how work works

Laserfiche is transforming the university environment

Colleges and universities—awash in paper and digital documents, forms and files—are increasingly adopting technology to pull it all together, yielding big savings in time and money.

How Texas A&M speeds contracts to completion

Laserfiche Workflow improves communication and collaboration

Texas A&M Health Science Center logo

Life has gotten a lot calmer recently for workers in the Contracts Administration department for the Texas A&M Health Science Center (HSC). At one time, pushing contracts through to completion demanded the skills and steely resolve of a private eye: it wasn’t easy figuring out where the contracts were, who had looked at them and which ones were approved.

Orientation program uses lecture capture to guide students through community college experience

Tegrity’s lecture capture system contributes to 10% increase in freshman retention

 

Ferris State parents, students take care of school business with ease

TouchNet U.Commerce provides framework for administering e-payments securely, efficiently

"Ferris State saved between $40,000 and $60,000 after moving to online billing and payments. Plus, fewer employees are needed to process commerce transactions university-wide."

Whether paying tuition or sending a goody bag to a child cramming for finals, Ferris State University parents get it done with the click of a mouse.

The Michigan-based public university, which has about 14,500 students, uses TouchNet U.Commerce as its unified commerce framework to administer electronic payments and other business transactions with security and efficiency.

Custom application programs showcase school's strengths, draw new students

Royall's customized application process has become trusted marketing and recruitment tool

When applying to college feels more like filling out an income tax return, it's no wonder more students aren't eager to do it, says Ronda Russell, Director of Admissions at Montana State University.

But when students are invited to apply in a more personal way, with an application that shows off a school's uniqueness, it can make a dramatic difference.

After Montana State used Royall & Company's customized application program, the out-of-state application submission rate more than doubled and lead to increased out-of-state enrollment.

Commerce Manager provides smooth sailing—in more ways than one

Nelnet's Commerce Manager provides security and simplicity to financial managers

Suzanne J. Kallighan was determined to celebrate her 40th birthday without worrying about work. But before the University of Richmond associate bursar could head off on a planned cruise, she had to implement a new computerized accounting system.

"I wanted to be able to get on that boat with nothing hanging over my head," she said.

Because that new system was Nelnet Business Solutions' Commerce Manager, she succeeded.

"I had everybody up and running in less than a week."

That was three years ago. Operating Commerce Manager has gone smoothly ever since.

Admissions communication is streamlined with Jenzabar technology

Avila University receives Jenzovation Award for innovative product

Avila University had a communications problem. Or rather, a communications coordination problem.

A flawed process prevented admissions representatives, coaches, department chairs and others from knowing what each had told prospective students. The confusion hindered administrators at the private Catholic school that prides itself on getting to know every single one of its 1,800 students.

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