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Preventing Fraud in Crisis

Posted on May 14, 2020 in Building Your Smarter Campus, COVID-19 Resources, Professional Development, Security

In times of crisis, fraudsters thrive. People are often distracted or unfamiliar with the economic environment – that leaves them open to attacks. While students may be accustomed to fraud attempts, experiencing an economic crisis caused by a public health crisis as an “adult” is new, and it may have many of them distracted. In... Read More »

MoneySmarts U: Financial Literacy Made Fun

Posted on May 10, 2020 in Building Your Smarter Campus, Financial Wellness, Reaching Students

What’s MoneySmarts U? In this time, more than ever, students need access to tools that aid in budgeting and financial literacy. Indiana University created MoneySmarts U which utilizes gamification to change behavior — not to memorize financial terms. Created in 2018 by Indiana University, MoneySmarts U has been designed to get students thinking about the... Read More »

What Does AB-1313 Mean for Higher Education Institutions?

Posted on May 07, 2020 in Building Your Smarter Campus, COVID-19 Resources, Payment Technology Trends, Professional Development, Security

On January 1, 2020, California Law AB-1313 went into effect. If you’ve been following along (or are in California), you’ll most likely be aware of the bill, which was voted on in October 2019. Under the new law, if a California student has outstanding debt, the institution they attend can’t charge higher transcript fees, provide... Read More »

Campus Key Pilot Program Success

Posted on May 03, 2020 in Building Your Smarter Campus, Communication and Advancement, Partnership, Payment Technology Trends, Reaching Students, School Operations

What is Campus Key? Campus Key, the newest solution from Nelnet Campus Commerce, connects students to campus through a digital app experience. Campus Key offers: ID / Access: Digital student ID that allows touchless access to classes, residence halls, and campus activities, such as sporting events. Payments: Manage tuition balances in real time, plus keep... Read More »

Tips to Keep High School Seniors Engaged Remotely

Posted on April 26, 2020 in Building Your Smarter Campus, Communication and Advancement, COVID-19 Resources, Reaching Students, School Operations

In a matter of weeks, ambitious high school seniors went from campus tours, meeting enrollment counsellors, and anticipating their freshman year college experience — to making an almost overnight pivot of our new “shelter in place” norm due to COVID-19. Not being able to see friends in person, navigating how to complete high school courses... Read More »

Expanding Student Check-Cashing Options

Posted on April 21, 2020 in Building Your Smarter Campus, Payment Technology Trends, Security

Providing unbanked students with convenience and cost savings Receiving a refund from financial aid disbursement should be good news for all college students, but it can be more of an inconvenience for some than for others. While numbers have been falling over the past several years, 25% of U.S. households are still considered unbanked or... Read More »

A Quick Guide to Change Management

Posted on April 17, 2020 in Building Your Smarter Campus, Communication and Advancement, COVID-19 Resources, Professional Development, School Operations

The challenge of change Between moving to remote learning, regulation changes, and tuition rate and refund impacts, change is the only constant in higher education. Trying to successfully deliver change while navigating daily work responsibilities may be daunting, though necessary. Change can also be scary, even when it boosts opportunities and efficiencies in the organization.... Read More »

Past Due Payment Plans at Indiana University

Posted on April 13, 2020 in Building Your Smarter Campus, School Operations

Indiana University staff and students needed a new option. Processing $2 billion of annual receivables for 95,000 students can be quite the undertaking. What made things tougher was when some of those students started falling behind on monthly payments. The program the university was using to help students catch up was confusing and ineffective, and... Read More »

Working Remotely: Six Ways to Secure Your Data

Posted on April 12, 2020 in Communication and Advancement, COVID-19 Resources, Security

This article republished with permission by CampusGuard. With the ongoing disruptions and uncertainties surrounding the spread of COVID-19, most organizations are transitioning to a fully-remote workforce (if they haven’t already). Having employees work from home can be great – but it also presents various cybersecurity risks that must be addressed. Remote employees are more susceptible... Read More »


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