Payment Technology Trends

Taking Payments Securely While Working Remotely

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Posted on March 24, 2020 in Building Your Smarter Campus, Payment Technology Trends, Security

With the rise of COVID-19 (coronavirus), what was once an easy in-person payment in the business office has changed dramatically. Now, remote staff are trying to take payments from their home office with students over the phone. Yet regardless of where a payment is taken, it still must be protected from breaches and encrypted for... 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 »

What Does AB-1313 Mean for Higher Education Institutions?

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Posted on February 13, 2020 in Building Your Smarter Campus, 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 »

Understanding PCI DSS Level 1 Compliance

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Posted on October 31, 2019 in Compliance, Payment Technology Trends, Security

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Council (PCI Security Standards Council) is an open global forum that is responsible for the development, management, education and awareness of PCI Security Standards, including data security standards, payment application data security standards and pin transaction security.  PCI Standards Overview The council’s five founding global payment brands have agreed to incorporate PCI... Read More »

3 Payment Predictions for Higher Ed

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Posted on September 02, 2019 in Building Your Smarter Campus, Conferences and Events, Employee Spotlight, Payment Technology Trends

Ruth Harpool, managing director of treasury operations at Indiana University, doesn’t consider herself a techy. She learned about firewalls, routers, and ports out of necessity. However, she does proudly call herself a “payment geek.” “What fascinates me most about payments is that each method has its own inherent risk,” says Ruth. “Credit cards can be... Read More »

The Easy Solution to International Payments

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Posted on May 03, 2019 in Building Your Smarter Campus, Payment Technology Trends, User experience

International students can enrich your school community, enhance your tuition revenue, and help students learn about cultural diversity. With the introduction of international students, administrators often have to adjust certain processes – in particular, they’ll have to navigate the complexities of international payments. The problem Normally, international parents pay tuition and fees via bank wire... Read More »

eStore and Cashiering Sneak Peek

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Posted on March 07, 2019 in Building Your Smarter Campus, Conferences and Events, Employee Spotlight, Payment Technology Trends, Reaching Students

Jeff Vanek is Nelnet Campus Commerce’s product manager of eStore and Cashiering, and agreed to give us a sneak peek on the latest new features rolling out. Q: Hi, Jeff! Describe your job for us. I’ve been at Nelnet Campus Commerce for three years. I’m like the parent for eStore and Cashiering and get to... Read More »

Nelnet Campus Commerce Teams Up with Western Union Business Solutions

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Posted on February 28, 2019 in Building Your Smarter Campus, Partnership, Payment Technology Trends

We are thrilled to announce that Nelnet Campus Commerce has expanded our collaboration with Western Union Business Solutions to include an embedded interface between our payment processing platforms and Western Union’s trusted international payments service. “We have linked to international payment providers in the past, but this partnership incorporates Western Union’s feature-rich digital payments capability... Read More »

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