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College Confidence & More + Bursars 2018

Posted by John Fees on Apr 18, 2018 1:56:59 PM

There are several gatherings of higher education officials that I find to be filled with essential truths. 

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Topics: college refunds,, business operations,, Bursars,, nacubo,, Transparency, Higher Education, regulation, Disclosures, college completion, Is College Worth It, Consumer Protection, Refund Policy, Tuition Insurance, College Life Protected

Utilizing Student Benefits to Attract, Retain, and Protect Students

Posted by GradGuard on Jul 13, 2015 6:40:35 PM

Last week we delivered a show-case presentation with leaders in higher education enrollment management at the RuffaloNoelLevitz - 2015 National Conference on Student Recruitment, Marketing, and Retention.

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Topics: paying for college, College Life Protected, Consumer Protection, Enrollment Management, Best Practices by Colleges, leadership, Student Benefits

Impact of Student Financial Services Policies & Procedures Report by NACUBO

Posted by John Fees on May 18, 2015 3:45:17 PM

The National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) recently published the first update to its Student Financial Services Policies and Procedures Report since 2007.  The report contains particularly useful information regarding the common practices by colleges and universities on topics such as financial literacy and the types of financial services offered to students.  

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Topics: Financial Literacy, tuition refund insurance, Tuition Insurance, Consumer Protection, Higher Education Policy, tuition refunds

Is Your Campus A "Mall" for Thieves?

Posted by GradGuard on Mar 4, 2015 1:11:00 PM

In July 2014, The Arizona Republic published an article that described a local university as a "Mall for Theives". Considering recent studies, this seems to be true at many campuses across the country. For example, "the average college student has a 53% chance of having their bike stolen, and only 2.4% are ever recovered".  Has your institution considered how the financial loss of a bike or a backpack impacts a student? For some students, a financial loss can cause a great setback, even preventing the student's college success.

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Topics: renters insurance, College Life Protected, Consumer Protection, college completion, Renters Liability

5 Essential Questions for Higher Ed in 2015

Posted by John Fees on Jan 7, 2015 10:57:00 AM

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Topics: Consumer Protection, Refund Policy, Best Practices by Colleges, Higher Education Policy, Transparency

The Real Issue: Failing to Graduate Is Costly

Posted by John Fees on Dec 15, 2014 2:46:00 PM

David Leonhardt is the editor of Upshot at the New York Times and posted a useful article titled The Reality of Student Debt Is Different From the Clichés. It reminds me of the challenges our society has in dealing with complex topics captured in the headlines but that often inadvertently distort the real source of risk.

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Topics: student success, apartment living, College Life Protected, Consumer Protection, Refund Policy, Enrollment Management, Best Practices by Colleges, Higher Education Policy, Transparency

College Life Protected

Insights on student risk

GradGuard for Higher Education examines how unexpected losses can affect student success, bringing you the latest in best practices and trends for safety on and off campus.

Here you'll learn more about:

  • Risks on and off campus
  • How schools are using benefits programs to protect and attract students
  • Effects of loss on student outcomes

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