Financial Aid

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Higher ed financial aid faces cybersecurity scrutiny

October, 2018
Kelly Walsh is CIO at the College of Westchester in New York.

Universities accepting Title IV federal aid are expected to comply with federal cybersecurity regulations, which include a greater emphasis on reporting breaches. It’s time to step up cybersecurity governance.

Financial responsibility guidance for students

October, 2018

Outside of online and in-person financial literacy sessions, colleges and universities are finding innovative strategies to guide students toward being more financially responsible in both their college and adult lives.

Banking executives on student financial literacy

October, 2018

Banking executives discuss how higher ed institutions are doing in their efforts to teach students to be responsible about their finances while in school and in future stages of life.

Higher ed support for at-risk students

October, 2018
CAMPUS COMPASSION—The CARE Center at Kennesaw State University not only provides a range of services for students in need, but also holds events to raise awareness about homelessness, foster care and food insecurity.

Colleges and universities are providing at-risk students—including those with children or those who are homeless or in foster care—with more than just higher ed access and employment, they are providing training that makes a long-term difference.

Lack of transparency in aid award letters to prospective college students

September, 2018
Source: “Decoding the Cost of College: The Case for Transparent Financial Aid Award Letters”; New America and uAspire, June 2018

A recent study of 515 award letters from different institutions finds missing information and wording problems.

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11/1/2018

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10/25/2018

Technology has not only revolutionized teaching and learning in higher ed, but also how tuition payments are made and campus commerce is conducted. However, today’s payment technologies can also be a source of frustration for students and parents. Simplifying the campus commerce experience and improving payment communications are crucial for increasing student and parent satisfaction with the institution.

10/24/2018

“Nudge theory”—or using subtle reinforcements to positively influence behavior—is increasingly being used in higher education, having been proven to increase FAFSA completions, decrease summer melt and improve retention rates. Tiny nudges can result in big changes at any institution.

10/23/2018

Research shows that the use of academic video has the potential to dramatically improve teaching and learning. But too often, the use of video on campus is limited to traditional lecture capture, and driving adoption across the institution can be challenging.

10/18/2018

A variety of factors are causing many colleges and universities to reexamine their branding. Consistent and effective branding can have a positive impact on many strategic efforts, from recruiting and enrollment to marketing and alumni engagement, as well as the overall public image and reputation of the institution.