Financial Aid Needs More IT Support

Top of Mind: Financial Aid Needs More IT Support

It is no secret that financial aid is foundational to the relationship between an institution and students. Financial aid packages are one of the core factors that students and families use when deciding where to enroll. In today’s increasingly competitive enrollment environment, institutions face even more pressure to elevate the student financial aid experience and […]

Ellucian On-Trend with CampusLogic Acquisition

Top of Mind: Ellucian on-trend with CampusLogic Acquisition

By acquiring CampusLogic, Ellucian has made a solid addition to its portfolio, bringing significant potential benefits to its customers. The acquisition adds product assets to augment current offerings and architectural assets to provide technology and staffing to accelerate Ellucian’s transition to SaaS. The move is interesting but not surprising. With this transaction, Ellucian extends its […]

Technological Improvements and Personal Interactions

Top of Mind: Technological Improvements and Personal Interactions

For all of the prognostications focused on how the current pandemic may forever alter the future of higher education, the severity and swiftness of the economic fallout have already further intensified the most immediate concern every institution faces: reining in ever-escalating tuition rates. It’s been a pressing issue looming large across academe long before campuses […]

Using Chatbots to Increase Student Engagement

Top of Mind Podcast: Using Chatbots to Increase Student Engagement

If you happen to be a parent, do you have a screenager or know one? If so, how are you communicating with them and is it effective? Sheenah Hartigan deals with this generation of student (a.k.a. Gen Z or iGeneration) all day long every day at Ocean County College. Students are changing as is technology. […]

Student Game On

On April 30, 2018, Oracle Corporation announced its perspicacious acquisition of Vocado, a premier student-centric, cloud-based financial aid solution for higher education. This acquisition allows Oracle to expedite the Oracle Student Cloud timeline by at least one year. According to Oracle, the Student Cloud is expected to be available at the end of this year […]