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Financial literacy to the rescue: Teaching students what they owe before they owe it

American Student Assistance’s SALT program helps Indiana students manage their debt.

Jack Gochenaur was hearing scary stories around campus. Some financial aid students didn't know whether they'd received loans or grants to pay for their education. Many had no idea what they'd need to earn to meet their monthly loan payments.

"I have students who reach their senior year and during exit counseling, it's the first time they know how much money they owe," said Gochenaur, Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer of Manchester College, a 1,300-student liberal arts college in North Manchester, Indiana.

Something, he realized, had to change.

The Connected Campus: The Cost Effective Learning Environment

Remote management of A/V tech at Texas Woman’s University saved money, maximized staff.

This second of the three-part Connected Campus webinars features a case study from Texas Woman’s University, which used remote management and monitoring systems to achieve significant savings in equipment and energy costs, more efficiently manage staff time and improve the benefits of technology in classrooms and lecture halls.

Jackie Deluna, Strategic Education Marketing, AMX

Managing the paperwork sprawl

Laserfiche turns document management from nightmare to sweet dreams for USC’s Office of the Provost.

Even for smaller colleges and universities, managing personnel records is often onerous. Now imagine having to do this for thousands of full-time and part-time faculty, sprawled across 17 schools and colleges. This was exactly the situation facing the staff at the University of Southern California (USC) Office of the Provost. By 2005, the Provost’s Office was drowning in mountains of paperwork and struggling to become more efficient.

Eliminating the paper chase

With ECM software tools, data is only a mouse-click away.

The workplace shouldn’t feel like a scavenger hunt, where you’re constantly on the prowl trying to locate this document or that contract. And yet many college and university employees spend countless hours doing exactly that. There are better and more cost-effective ways for staff to spend their time. 

As the battle to maximize efficiencies continues, IT tools are riding to the rescue

Technology solutions like ECM are helping colleges and universities win the fight against escalating costs.

“Colleges and universities are always looking for ways to be more efficient, and there are lots of strategies they’re employing,” says Bill Dillon, executive vice president of the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO). The membership organization, based in Washington, D.C., represents more than 2,500 colleges, universities and higher-education service providers.

The Connected Campus: Centralizing Decentralized Technologies

Wake Forest’s Charlotte Center uses AMX technology to manage broad AV technology in new facility

Campuses today face a challenge in providing seamless delivery and display of media to classrooms, lecture halls, conference rooms and auditoriums. With different devices and media formats all requiring access to network resources, the need for a centralized solution is greater than ever. John Owen talks about how this was accomplished at Wake Forest University’s new business school facility.

JOHN OWEN
Director of Information Technology
Wake Forest University, Schools of Business

A desperate need for financial literacy

SALT provides the education needed to lower student debt loads

Financial aid officer Valerie Patnaude was so dedicated to teaching her Rivier College students how to manage money that she posted financial literacy newsletters in campus bathroom stalls. When the posters started to disappear, she knew the students were desperate for information.

“They may not be getting help at home to learn about credit scores and debt management, or they’re not listening to their parents,” said Patnaude of the students at her Nashua, New Hampshire, liberal arts college. “They leave college not only with high loan debt, but high credit card debt, too.”

ECM Agility for Higher Education

This comprehensive white paper outlines the benefits associated with implementing enterprise content management (ECM) systems for individual departments, the IT department and the higher education institution as a whole. ECM allows them to securely manage all their content, while still offering individual departments and locations the flexibility to adapt their work processes to changing conditions.

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

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