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Tips and insights from industry leaders who are transforming higher education.

  • Verification Melt is Trending for All the Wrong Reasons

    Verification Melt is Trending for All the Wrong Reasons

    Ensuring students aren’t falling into the verification melt is key to pursuing their education. Read why Amy Glynn thinks simplifying the FAFSA isn’t necessarily the best solution.

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  • Mrs. Glynn Goes to Washington—How to Advocate for the HEA

    Mrs. Glynn Goes to Washington—How to Advocate for the HEA

    "If you're like me, the idea of advocating in D.C. is nerve-racking. As a perfectionist—like many FinAid pros—it’s hard to enter situations with so many unknowns." VP Amy Glynn has 5 tips for success.

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  • What Financial Aid REALLY Feels Like: A Former Foster Student’s Experience

    What Financial Aid REALLY Feels Like: A Former Foster Student’s Experience

    Edmundo Saavedra knows first-hand the challenges facing students in the foster care system—especially when it comes to accessing and completing higher education—and he has a few ideas for solutions.

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  • Take Back Your Day: Eliminate Time Wasters

    Take Back Your Day: Eliminate Time Wasters

    It’s so easy to get bombarded at work with meeting after meeting or fall into the procrastination trap, but VP of Customer Success Chrisy Woll has a few tips and tricks to eliminate time wasters.

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  • Block Predatory Scholarship Scams with a Vetted Database

    Block Predatory Scholarship Scams with a Vetted Database

    Identifying scholarship providers who have ulterior motives (vaping? Fees?) is getting harder. Our vetted external scholarship database makes it easy for schools to provide relevant, trusted options.

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  • Meet Gen Z—and Their Expectations

    Meet Gen Z—and Their Expectations

    Swiping on phones and tablets since birth (almost), Gen-Z knows how to find what they want online—and they’re knocking at higher ed’s door. Is your office ready?

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  • National Foster Care Month: Spotlight on College Completion Crisis

    National Foster Care Month: Spotlight on College Completion Crisis

    Over 400,000 children in foster care will face unique challenges accessing and completing higher education. VP of FinAid Amy Glynn sits down with CEO Gregg Scoresby to talk about solutions.

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  • How to Make Feedback More Than Just Another Dirty Word

    How to Make Feedback More Than Just Another Dirty Word

    Customer Success Guru Chrisy Woll is dropping F-bombs! Feedback, that is. Here’s why it’s her favorite F-word—and how you can embrace giving feedback as a positive practice for growth.

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  • Financial Aid Simplification Is No Replacement for Accountability

    Financial Aid Simplification Is No Replacement for Accountability

    Instead of eliminating financial aid programs and harming the neediest aid recipients, VP Amy Glynn suggests focusing on accountability and cost. Read her insights from the recent HELP hearing.

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  • 3 “Easy” Steps for Better Customer (Student) Success

    3 “Easy” Steps for Better Customer (Student) Success

    Ideas about improving customer success keep Chrisy Woll up at night. If you’re concerned about student success, you can probably relate. Here are a few tips to help you rest easy in 2018.

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  • Keep Scholarship Providers in the Game—and Off the Sidelines

    Keep Scholarship Providers in the Game—and Off the Sidelines

    “The ability for scholarship organizations to allocate & disburse funds has come to a standstill,” says VP Amy Glynn. The NSPA has asked ED to reconsider guidance on sharing student data—and we agree.

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  • Gratitude Is an Attitude, Here’s How to Turn it into a Verb

    Gratitude Is an Attitude, Here’s How to Turn it into a Verb

    Gratitude is the key to a happy life, says VP Chrisy Woll. It can also be a way to help make others’ lives better. Here’s her Gratitude Challenge—with tips for making a difference.

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  • #OneofaKindness: How We Celebrate Kindness Every Day

    #OneofaKindness: How We Celebrate Kindness Every Day

    Chief People Officer Stacie Mallen explains why being “nice” and expressing kindness is part the CampusLogic culture. We call it #OneofaKindness—and it goes far beyond World Kindness Day on Nov. 13.

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  • How Interfolio Embraces its Faculty-First Manifesto

    How Interfolio Embraces its Faculty-First Manifesto

    Gregg Scoresby and Interfolio CEO Andrew Rosen speak about their companies’ shared commitment to simplification and a ‘first’ mentality. Read on for part one of their edtech chat.

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  • Analytics and Faculty: Made For Each Other

    Analytics and Faculty: Made For Each Other

    It’s not an emerging EdTech company if analytics aren’t in the equation. The CEOs of CampusLogic & Interfolio say the right data answers the right questions and leads institutions to better outcomes.

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  • Why Being on the Inc. 5000 is a Big Deal at CampusLogic

    Why Being on the Inc. 5000 is a Big Deal at CampusLogic

    Why are we stoked about being on a list with 5,000 other companies? Because, says Chief People Officer Stacie Mallen, the Inc. 5000 is full of purpose-driven companies we’re proud to be among.

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  • Rules? What Rules? How to Embrace Your Inner Rule-Breaker

    Rules? What Rules? How to Embrace Your Inner Rule-Breaker

    Resident rule-breaker—and Customer Success guru—Chrisy Woll offers insights into three rules that are meant to be broken. Transform your campus by rejecting, “how it’s always been done.”

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  • 5 Verification Updates You Need to Know About

    5 Verification Updates You Need to Know About

    Aside from C Code 399, recent changes to verification have been pretty benign. Until now. Amy Glynn breaks down what that means for your Financial Aid Office—and where to get more info.

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  • Is Your College Considering Consolidation?

    Is Your College Considering Consolidation?

    As schools look for ways to stay relevant and profitable, many state systems are making the move to consolidation. VP Amy Glynn offers tips for personalized student engagement that scales easily.

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  • “Could This Be Sent by Text?”

    “Could This Be Sent by Text?”

    Are you using text messaging in your student communications strategies? VP Chrisy Woll explains why it’s absolutely necessary. She offers these best practices to keep students engaged.

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