Building Your Smarter Campus

CampusGuard: Cybersecurity Q&A Session

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Posted on July 27, 2020 in Building Your Smarter Campus, Payment Technology Trends, Security

We recently chatted with Ed Ko, Co-founder and Director of Information Security Services of CampusGuard, and asked him several questions about  best practices to keep your information secure. Would you suggest a Wi-Fi password be changed periodically? If so, how often? Periodically? Not necessarily. Changing your Wi-Fi password is a non-trivial exercise – every smart... Read More »

Welcome, PayMyTuition!

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Posted on June 25, 2020 in Building Your Smarter Campus, Partnership, Payment Technology Trends, User experience

Interview with Arif Harji, Chief Market Strategist for MTFX Group which provides PayMyTuition. MTFX Group, a foreign exchange and global payments company, helps transfer funds in 100+ currencies to more than 140 countries around the world. Recently, Nelnet Campus Commerce partnered with MTFX Group, by way of their international payments solution for education, PayMyTuition, to... Read More »

COVID-19: Perspectives from the Business Office

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Posted on June 24, 2020 in Building Your Smarter Campus, COVID-19 Resources, Payment Technology Trends, Reaching Students, School Operations

COVID-19 caused the world of higher education to change how institutions support students, work together, and advance the mission of growth and education as a whole. Business offices across the country have met unique challenges — and have found unique ways of adapting to solve them. In the second edition of our June 2020 webinar... Read More »

The Evolution of Dining Halls: Mobile Food Ordering

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Posted on June 23, 2020 in Building Your Smarter Campus, COVID-19 Resources, Payment Technology Trends, School Operations, User experience

The higher ed landscape is changing. Roughly 96% of students have a smart phone and expect to be able to use it on campus. That device is part of their life — and lately, it’s one of the major ways they’ve been ordering food. When students return to campus, they’re going to be used to... Read More »

How to Bring Your Campus Tours Online

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Posted on June 12, 2020 in Building Your Smarter Campus, Communication and Advancement, COVID-19 Resources, Reaching Students, School Operations

This is a guest blog post, originally featured at Research & Design. Campus tours and visits are a critical piece of the enrollment management process. In 2018, Midwestern State University conducted a large-scale study that revealed students who visit campus are twice as likely to to matriculate. Ideally, colleges and universities are able to host thousands... Read More »

CARES Act and What You Should Know

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

Recently, Nelnet Campus Commerce partnered with the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) to share important insights on the Coronavirus Aid and Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Watch the on-demand webinar — CARES Act and What You Should Know. In this presentation, Megan Schneider, senior director of government affairs at NACBUO,... Read More »

Preventing Fraud in Crisis

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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

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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?

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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

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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 »

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