Rising student debt and lack of financial literacy among college students are issues of growing concern to higher ed leaders, particularly those focused on non-academic drivers of student success.
The goal of retaining students—and seeing them through to degree completion—has become the focus of numerous research initiatives, articles, technology solutions and intervention strategies. While most of the studies reach very different conclusions, most researchers seem to agree that no one factor holds the key to student persistence.
USA Funds and Truckee Meadows Community College in Nevada have worked in partnership to promote a holistic approach to student loan debt management.
In 2007, Penn State embarked on an ambitious growth initiative for its World Campus online program. But what started out as a goal to increase enrollment for the World Campus with the deployment of an enterprise CRM solution, now drives recruitment communications, campaigns, and workflows in the admissions office of the main campus at University Park, as well as all 20 Penn State campuses.
Providing online education is an increasingly common strategy for increasing enrollment, improving retention and expanding course offerings to students outside of the traditional on-campus setting.
Are your payment plan options clear, and consistent with your policies, processes and procedures? Do your Financial Aid students have to jump through hoops to cover their Financial Aid shortfalls? Or, are they creating tuition refund situations by dropping classes and running off with “their” money?
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) was developed to encourage and enhance cardholder data security and facilitate the broad adoption of consistent data security measures globally.
Student loan default isn’t strictly a student issue or a financial aid issue; it affects everything from enrollment to graduation rates.
Web-enabled solutions are allowing institutions to optimize recruitment and admissions processes for both students and faculty, while streamlining processes and increasing efficiency with dynamic online student applications, forms, and workflows.