With Edular, your Financial Aid Packaging is Completely Wrapped Up

Nobody says the Financial Aid packaging process is easy, but everyone agrees it’s vital to ensure that the students who need it are able to begin their studies with your organization.

The entire process isn’t helped by a mixture of manual processes traditionally done on paper, outdated software tools, and incomplete or hard-to-find information for students and staff alike. What should be a painless task can become time-consuming, frustrating, and ultimately lead to students dropping out of the enrollment process altogether.

Centralized Access

Edular allows for centralized access to a student’s Financial Aid lifecycle, which can be reached from various devices such as desktop computers, tablets, or through a school’s custom-branded mobile app. 

Streamlined FA Packaging

The software simplifies the Financial Aid packaging process, which is traditionally complex and time-consuming. Edular’s modern solution is designed to meet the latest requirements set by the Federal Government.

Visibility and Transparency

Edular provides students with constant visibility of their Financial Aid process status. It clearly outlines what steps they need to take, when documentation is required, and notifies them of any status changes. 

Reporting Capabilities

With Edular, colleges and universities can gain insights into financial aid trends and student needs through robust reporting capabilities. This information is crucial for making informed decisions and improving Financial Aid services.

Dynamic Integrations

Edular can integrate with third-party solutions such as FAME, Salesforce, Zoom, CampusLogin, CampusNexus Student, Zoho CRM, and more through Zapier. This allows for thousands of automated workflows and streamlines operations.

Experience and Innovation

Edular’s ultra-modern Financial Aid solution is the culmination of years of experience and combines our knowledge of what works seamlessly for our clients along with the very latest requirements and features demanded by the Federal Government – meaning Edular delivers the smoothest FA experience from initial planning through to government submission.

Using Edular’s CostSure feature provides students with clarity & confidence in knowing precisely what tuition fees they will be paying, and what Financial Aid is available, so they are guaranteed fast, accurate information in their College Financing Plan – helping them make fully informed decisions for their chosen Programs, and all in a Department of Education approved College Financing Plan (CFP) format. Particularly useful for schools that accept military students, where the CFP is now mandatory.

As soon as a prospective student is happy with their costs, Edular’s Financial Aid Worksheet steps in as part of the enrollment process – with all the relevant information from the CFP automatically in place for the FA Advisor and student to review – cutting down on work, cutting back on errors.

Automatically fed from the Financial Aid Worksheet, the Financial Aid Offer also complies with Department of Education requirements, yet is easily customizable to fit the needs of the school and visible at all times to the student and staff via the school’s custom mobile app.

Everything you Need, at your Fingertips

Wherever you are, at your desktop computer, tablet or even on the move via the school’s custom-branded mobile app, every detail of a student’s Financial Aid lifecycle is instantly available – no jumping between software systems and no paperwork to get lost!

Have Edular Do All the Hard Work for You

Of course, you could continue to do everything manually, or jump between a few different software tools; sending out paperwork, chasing for documents to be returned, making sure no small detail is overlooked, keeping up to date with the latest C-Codes…or you can let Edular do all the hard work for you.

Imagine if you had a digital task sheet that automatically collected everything from a student to submit them for Packaging. It never forgot, it sent out reminders when items were overdue, kept everyone informed on progress, and could even accept electronic signatures. Welcome to Edular’s Financial Aid module!

Check, check & check again. The secret of success with Financial Aid packaging is making sure everything comes together and it’s all correct. Edular’s electronic checklists for activities and C-Codes, make packaging a breeze for staff to monitor and for students to complete, direct from the school’s custom-branded mobile app or online via the web.

Students and Staff have Complete Visibility

No longer are applicants kept in the dark over their application. Via your school’s custom-branded mobile application students can instantly see what stage their application is at, all the checklist items they need to complete and most importantly of all – any actions they need to do can be completed 24/7 via the app – keeping students engaged and speeding up the FA process for everyone.

Escape from the Filing Cabinet

Edular also does away with the traditional “black hole” of submitted information once it sent – students have complete visibility at all times via the Document Hub and complete audit history ensures schools comply fully with the latest requirements.

But it doesn’t end there. Automated gathering and verifying of information ready for packaging saves time, and drives enrollment success – but Edular completes the picture by enabling the submission of Financial Aid requests to Government, even processing responses.

A single solution with a multitude of benefits – let Edular’s Financial Aid module revolutionize the way you manage your entire FA packaging process from prospect to enrolled.

The Only Tool you Need

The current Financial Aid application process usually calls for a mix of old-fashioned paperwork and a mix of software packages. Edular brings it all together in one place.

Automated Tasks

Eliminate all the chasing traditionally involved in collecting data for Financial Aid – Edular’s automated tasks ask, collect and remind so you don’t have to.

Electronic Checklists

Financial Aid has many moving parts – Edular’s checklists make sure nothing gets missed, with visual indicators, push- notifications and alerts.

Customized Documentation

Use what works for you. Edular’s Digital Documents can be fully customized to perfectly fit your own FA application workflow

Private and Secure

Paper documents, files littered across PCs and shared by email present a security nightmare. With Edular all your prospects’ information and documentation is encrypted and stored securely.

Full transparency

With Edular your team and students have 24/7 access to how applications are progressing, improving engagement, applicant confidence and limiting queries on progress.

Edular Revolutionizes Much more than Financial Aid

Our unique Financial Aid solution uses the latest technologies to ensure you stay on top of the entire packaging process no matter how many students you’re dealing with each term.

And because Edular is the only solution you need, Financial Aid is fully integrated with student records, and every other Edular module.

Attendance

Edular’s attendance tracking feature brings 21st-century technology to the 21st-century learning environment, whether it is on-premises or online via remote learning. Edular checks every box by automating the “who, where, & when” of attendance with an efficient high-tech solution.

Faces and places

Our powerful combination of location-based & biometric technologies makes taking attendance foolproof & secure

SAP monitoring

Automated data-driven insights alert staff of students who seem to be failing attendance before problems arise

On-site or online

Edular manages attendance for online, offline or a hybrid learning model of both.

Practical & lab work

Practical and assignment-based courses? We’ve got you covered. Edular makes tracking progress a breeze.

Externships

Externship record-keeping, submission and approval with digital signatures remove the need for endless paperwork & filing.

Automatic day planner

Daily lesson-plans and notifications ensure students (and staff!) never forget where they need to be

Financial Aid

Financial Aid (FA) is complex, time-consuming, and requires consistent standardized document collection, Edular simplifies the process. 

Edular’s Financial Aid solution provides an easy-to-understand, human-friendly process, every step of the way. Unique to Edular, students have constant visibility of where they are in the process; what they need to do; when they need to provide documentation; and if there is a status change. It allows students to review and establish their financial plans for college.

Total visibility

Staff & students are completely in-sync with every aspect of the application & packaging process 24/7 via the mobile app or web.

Detailed statistics

Instant access to all the vital information you need, driven by live data and dynamically updated by the second

Fully-digital documents

Integrated with Edular’s Digital Document Hub, giving you complete access to original documentation for review.

The complete solution

Everything in one place. No more hopping from software to software to find things

Packaging, wrapped!

The complete packaging process is a click or a tap away, from any web browser or the Edular app; ISIR, Disbursements, Refunds & Notices.

Chasing without running

Automated tasks and workflows make chasing people for information and documents a thing of the past

Engagement

Communication is everything and Edular is everything you need.

Staff can keep in contact with students in the ways that suits them best; create your own custom channels for individual courses, direct one-to-one messaging, group chat, push notifications and much more.

Instant messaging

Secure direct-messaging between staff and students on an individual, program, group  or campus basis

Communicate your way

Create your own custom channels for any purpose; for each campus, study group or even social activities.

Digital diary

 Calendars can contain everything from automated lesson plans, lab & resource bookings through to one-to-one meetings or sports events.

Notifications

Instant push notifications in the mobile app or web browser. However you access Edular you’re never out of touch with what needs to get done.

No spam!

All your communication is private to the school’s staff and students you can be sure there will be no ads, no malware and no unwelcome visitors.

It's all integrated

Everything from events to tasks can be created, viewed and actioned directly from within a conversation flow

Admissions

Applying for your Institution becomes simple. Prospects can apply from their mobile device and complete the entire process digitally.  Your Admissions Department is more efficient by utilizing automated communication processes, requesting next-steps, gathering documents and viewing real-time progress data on intuitive dashboards.

Lifecycle visibility

From leads through to enrolment, your funnel progress is dynamically updated

Never miss a thing

Checklist items won’t be missed, ensuring timely procession for all applicants

Automated tasks

See your responses and any that need chasing up, all in the same place

Follow-up on followups

Never overlook an action point.  – everything that needs doing is right there in front of you.

Meet your targets

See exactly how you’re doing against agreed metrics in real time

Filing cabinet, be gone

Easily convert your existing paperwork into Digital Documents and avoid pointless re-keying, errors and omissions.

Attendance

Edular’s attendance tracking feature brings 21st-century technology to the 21st-century learning environment, whether it is on-premises or online via remote learning. Edular checks every box by automating the “who, where, & when” of attendance with an efficient high-tech solution.

Faces and places

Our powerful combination of location-based & biometric technologies makes taking attendance foolproof & secure

SAP monitoring

Automated data-driven insights alert staff of students who seem to be failing attendance before problems arise

On-site or online

Edular manages attendance for online, offline or a hybrid learning model of both.

Practical & lab work

Practical and assignment-based courses? We’ve got you covered. Edular makes tracking progress a breeze.

Externships

Externship record-keeping, submission and approval with digital signatures remove the need for endless paperwork & filing.

Automatic day planner

Daily lesson-plans and notifications ensure students (and staff!) never forget where they need to be

Financial Aid

Financial Aid (FA) is complex, time-consuming, and requires consistent standardized document collection, Edular simplifies the process. 

Edular’s Financial Aid solution provides an easy-to-understand, human-friendly process, every step of the way. Unique to Edular, students have constant visibility of where they are in the process; what they need to do; when they need to provide documentation; and if there is a status change. It allows students to review and establish their financial plans for college.

Total visibility

Staff & students are completely in-sync with every aspect of the application & packaging process 24/7 via the mobile app or web.

Detailed statistics

Instant access to all the vital information you need, driven by live data and dynamically updated by the second

Fully-digital documents

Integrated with Edular’s Digital Document Hub, giving you complete access to original documentation for review.

The complete solution

Everything in one place. No more hopping from software to software to find things

Packaging, wrapped!

The complete packaging process is a click or a tap away, from any web browser or the Edular app; ISIR, Disbursements, Refunds & Notices.

Chasing without running

Automated tasks and workflows make chasing people for information and documents a thing of the past

Communication

Communication is everything and Edular is everything you need.

Staff can keep in contact with students in the ways that suits them best; create your own custom channels for individual courses, direct one-to-one messaging, group chat, push notifications and much more.

Instant messaging

Secure direct-messaging between staff and students on an individual, program, group  or campus basis

Communicate your way

Create your own custom channels for any purpose; for each campus, study group or even social activities.

Digital diary

Calendars can contain everything from automated lesson plans, lab & resource bookings through to one-to-one meetings or sports events.

Notifications

Instant push notifications in the mobile app or web browser. However you access Edular you’re never out of touch with what needs to get done.

No spam!

All your communication is private to the school’s staff and students you can be sure there will be no ads, no malware and no unwelcome visitors.

It's all integrated

Everything from events to tasks can be created, viewed and actioned directly from within a conversation flow

Admissions

Applying for your Institution becomes simple. Prospects can apply from their mobile device and complete the entire process digitally.Your Admissions Department is more efficient by utilizing automated communication processes, requesting next-steps, gathering documents and viewing real-time progress data on intuitive dashboards

Lifecycle visibility

From leads through to enrolment, your funnel progress is dynamically updated

Never miss a thing

Checklist items won’t be missed, ensuring timely procession for all applicants

Automated tasks

See your responses and any that need chasing up, all in the same place

Follow-up on followups

Never overlook an action point.  – everything that needs doing is right there in front of you.

Meet your targets

See exactly how you’re doing against agreed metrics in real time

Filing cabinet, be gone!

Easily convert your existing paperwork into Digital Documents and avoid pointless re-keying, errors and omissions.

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