Communication and Advancement

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 »

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 »

Tips to Keep High School Seniors Engaged Remotely

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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 »

A Quick Guide to Change Management

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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 »

Working Remotely: Six Ways to Secure Your Data

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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 »

Nelnet Campus Commerce Taking Proactive Precautions in Response to COVID-19

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Posted on March 24, 2020 in Communication and Advancement, COVID-19 Resources, Employee Spotlight

March 24, 2020 As your partner, we want to make you aware that our Nelnet Campus Commerce call center is experiencing an increase in the number of inquiries from students regarding the status of their current balances and scheduled payments, due to the current situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus) and its impact on the economy. We understand that... Read More »

How Enrollment Management is Shifting in the Modern Admissions Office

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Posted on March 09, 2020 in Building Your Smarter Campus, Communication and Advancement, Professional Development, School Operations

For many years, the gold standard in institutions’ admissions offices was to have a well-defined and universal tier of admissions professionals. Most universities, no matter whether they were independent, faith-based, or otherwise affiliated, followed this same model. The director of admissions oversaw all admissions and enrollment responsibilities, with other employees (like an admissions assistant or... Read More »

Expanding Your Credit Card Options

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Posted on February 20, 2020 in Building Your Smarter Campus, Communication and Advancement, Payment Technology Trends

The value of diverse acceptance methods Sometimes universities are hesitant to allow students to pay tuition with their credit card. Staff don’t want to encourage students to carry large balances on a credit card that typically carries a higher interest rate than a private educational loan. In addition, many students pay each other with apps... Read More »

FERPA: Parents, Payment Plans, and Permission

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Posted on September 27, 2019 in Building Your Smarter Campus, Communication and Advancement, Compliance, Financial Wellness, Security

The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is tricky business. It makes the college student the sole owner of their grades and financial information, even while their parents are footing the tuition bill. It’s a difficult conversation to have when parents call the university to make a payment, but the financial officer is unable... Read More »

10 Tips to Increase Your Institution’s Website Accessibility

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Posted on September 03, 2019 in Building Your Smarter Campus, Communication and Advancement, Compliance, User experience

Everyone should be able to use your institution’s website – especially those with disabilities. Not only is it the right thing to do, your institution could face lawsuits if your site is not accessible. Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are the international standards put in place by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to help... Read More »

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