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7 Technology Trends in Higher Ed

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Posted on October 31, 2019 in Building Your Smarter Campus, Employee Spotlight, Reaching Students

I’ve practically grown up in the data, application, information, and tech industry. For over 18 years, I’ve worked with both small organizations and major corporations like Gartner and Nelnet. With Nelnet Campus Commerce, I’m proud to help our partners consider the impact future technology will have on higher education. 1.   Meeting increasingly higher customer expectations... Read More »

Meet Wendy Grier, RVP | Nelnet Campus Commerce

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Posted on September 30, 2019 in Employee Spotlight

We are thrilled to welcome Wendy Grier, dog lover and higher education professional, to the team as the new Regional Vice President for the Southwest region. Check out highlights from her welcome interview: Wendy, what are some of the highlights of your career before Nelnet Campus Commerce? I’ve been in higher education for over 20... 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 »

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 »

SEO Tips for Universities

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Posted on August 08, 2019 in Communication and Advancement, Reaching Students, School Operations, User experience

Improving your university’s SEO (search engine optimization) results requires good content and effective links — and we don’t need to tell you how important it is for your institution to be found in Google search results! The trick to SEO is in intentional strategy execution. Do not reuse content. Each page of your site should... Read More »

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