Students First Update – April 16, 2010
Graduation Planner Proposals Will Need Review by Students in MayA Request for Proposal will go out this month to obtain proposals from organizations that may be able to meet the requirements proposed for the Graduation Planner tool. After the proposals come in, we would like more student involvement in this area so we can take a look at the various graduation planner tool demos and evaluate what students like and don’t like about them. This will help the work group to evaluate whether one of the proposals will meet students’ needs or if there is a need to build our own within the system. If you’d like to get involved in this process and would be able to spend a day (paid) to evaluate the proposals, please email email@example.com
Making the Financial Aid Process Faster
The Single Bill/Single Payment work group, as well as the Shared Services work group, have been working on ways to eliminate the need for data entry in financial aid, especially in the processing of student loans. This could shorten the process of student loan processing from six weeks down to less than one week, which would be great for students, as it would mean less time before knowing what your financial aid package looks like.
Single Search Survey to Close on April 26If you haven’t yet filled out the survey about the single search tool, please do so by Monday, April 26. We already have more than 500 responses in, which is great—Thank you to everyone who already filled it out! This survey asks questions about the college search and application process you went through when you started school. The information you provide will help make sure that the single search tool that’s created will accurately reflect what students are looking for when they search for a college or university to attend. The survey can be accessed by clicking here.
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