Conference Sponsors

NASFAA LogoNASFAA

The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) is the only national, nonprofit association with a primary focus on information dissemination, professional development, and legislative and regulatory analysis related to federal student aid programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. Our membership consists of more than 32,000 student financial assistance professionals at nearly 3,000 colleges, universities, and career schools across the country. NASFAA member institutions serve nine out of every 10 undergraduates in the United States.

Blue IconBlue Icon Advisors

Blue Icon Advisors, NASFAA Consulting, provides high-quality consulting, coaching, training, and interim staffing services to schools across the country.

In just two short years, Blue Icon has successfully grown its team of independent consultants to include outstanding financial aid and enrollment management leaders, representing all school sectors. Our consultants have more than 600 combined years of financial aid knowledge.

The 100+ schools we have worked with, including executive and group coaching  participants, have great things to say about our work. 

Blue Icon continues to innovate and develop new services to meet the community's ever-changing needs. If you have an idea for a new service or you want to get started on a project, please complete the online request form.

Platinum Sponsors

College Ave Student LoansCollege Ave Student Loans

College Ave Student Loans is simplifying the student loan experience so students can get on with what matters most: preparing for a bright future. As a leading lending company with a sole focus on private student loans, we're using technology and our deep industry expertise to connect families who need to cover education costs with lenders who can provide that funding. By specializing in student loans, we give our customers the attention they deserve and deliver loans that are simple, clear, and personalized for the individual: we help customers

Discover LogoDiscover Student Loans

Discover® Student Loans helps students cover up to 100% of school-certified costs at colleges and graduate schools across the country. We also provide loans for parents, post-graduate loans for law and health professions students, and private consolidation loans. Loans for college and graduate school feature fixed or variable interest rates, zero fees, a choice of deferred or in-school repayment options, and valuable rewards. We believe in responsible borrowing and encourage students to maximize scholarships, grants and other free financial aid before taking loans.

EarnestEarnest

Our Why - Like most people, we have seen friends and family struggle to pay for college. It became clear that in order to change the system, we needed to build something new. We launched Earnest to give every responsible borrower the chance to go to college and pay off their student loans. Our What - Our student loans are created with simplicity in mind. The application is designed for your convenience, with clear language and intuitive design to help guide you. You can chat, call or email a friendly customer service rep for support. We work relentlessly to offer some of the lowest interest rates on the market because we see you as an individual, not a student loan.

EdlyEdly

Edly offers income-based repayment loans to juniors and seniors at more than 1,800 accredited universities. Unlike many private student loans, Edly loans do not require a cosigner and have no minimum FICO score requirement.
 

InceptiaInceptia

Inceptia, a division of National Student Loan Program (NSLP), is a nonprofit organization committed to offering effective and uncomplicated solutions in verification, financial aid management, financial education, and repayment wellness. For more than 35 years, Inceptia and NSLP have helped millions of students achieve their higher education dreams at schools nationwide. Our mission is to support schools in illuminating a path towards educational and financial success for students and families, allowing them to pursue their dreams of reaching their full potential. Our solutions are designed to support student success by helping financial aid administrators maximize resources, so they can spend more time delivering meaningful learning experiences across the student lifecycle that fosters education and personal development. Learn more at Inceptia.org.

OracleOracle America

Colleges and universities are embarking on a technological transformation to deliver campus experiences designed to increase student success, improve outcomes, and drive new innovations and discoveries. Oracle empowers institutions with the most comprehensive solutions for college campuses today, including new and engaging cloud services for the entire student and employee lifecycle.

Sallie MaeSallie Mae

Sallie Mae believes education and life-long learning, in all forms, help people achieve great things. As the leader in private student lending, we provide financing and know-how to support access to college and offer products and resources to help customers make new goals and experiences, beyond college, happen.

SoFiSoFi

SoFi's mission is to help people reach financial independence to realize their ambitions. Everything we do is to help our members get their money right. We're constantly innovating and building ways to help our members get to a point where their money works for the life they want to live.

Gold Sponsors

MOHELAMOHELA

MOHELA is ranked nationally as a top student loan servicer based on volume of loans and dollars serviced. More than 1,000 employees work with students, schools and lenders throughout the nation servicing more than $123 billion in student loans. With a disciplined financial management approach and an awareness of the importance of stringent internal systems and customer support, we have developed a 40-year track record of excellence in student loan servicing.

Ocelot (with FATV) Ocelot (with FATV)

Ocelot is higher education's most-deployed and fastest-growing AI-Powered Student Communication Platform serving nearly 500 institutions. The Ocelot SaaS Platform combines text campaigns for targeted outreach, live chat for in-person support, and an AI chatbot which answered 5 million questions in 2020 alone. Students get the information they need, when they need it, to navigate enrollment, persistence, and access challenges. The Platform includes the industry's only fully compliant knowledgebase of Q&As and 2,000+ videos; human-quality multilingual capability; a patent-pending "Explore" advising feature; world-class AI training; and integrations into SIS, CRM, and other data systems for a personalized and consistent experience. Visit ocelotbot.com to learn more.

Silver Sponsors

Ascendium Education SolutionsAscendium Education Solutions

For more than 50 years, Ascendium Education Solutions® has made postsecondary education a reality for millions of people. We're a nonprofit and the nation's largest student loan guarantor, a provider of student success tools, and a philanthropy whose mission is to elevate opportunities and outcomes for learners from low-income backgrounds. We believe in the boundless power of education and support big dreams. We provide the Attigo® suite of student success solutions. Our nationally recognized persistence and completion curriculum, student debt letter, default management counseling, and training for higher education professionals take student success initiatives to new heights. 

Persistence and Completion 

  • GradReady® a comprehensive online, turn-key student success curriculum presenting the topics students need to improve persistence and completion. 
  • College Cost Meter® an easy to use, fully compliant, and cost-effective student debt letter to clearly present financial aid and student loan information. It's a great complement to FSA's Informed Borrower Confirmation process. Default Management 
  • Cohort Catalyst® a comprehensive repayment support, default prevention, and loan rehabilitation solution supporting students through outreach, education, and counseling.
  • Cohort Analyzer® a data analysis tool that quickly and easily identifies cohort discrepancies. Used throughout the year it reduces the challenges schools need to research and submit.
CampusLogicCampusLogic

CampusLogic delivers SaaS technology that helps colleges and universities remove barriers in the financial aid process. The company currently helps nearly 800 schools increase enrollment, retention, and graduation rates with the most comprehensive platform of Student Financial Success products. The CampusLogic platform includes a net price calculator, complete scholarship management, personalized digital communications, simplified financial aid verification, 24x7 personalized virtual advising, tuition and scholarship crowdfunding and integrated data visualizations. CampusLogic has received multiple awards, which include the Deloitte Technology Fast 500, Inc. 5000, and Education Technology Insights Top 10 Artificial Intelligence Solution Provider.

College Aid ServicesCollege Aid Services

College Aid Services (CAS) is a management and IT consulting firm that provides higher education solutions that put the puzzle pieces together.

Higher education administrators need reliable and affordable resources to improve student success.  CAS provides a variety of solutions to universities, colleges, and proprietary institutions throughout the country. Our consultants have spent decades in the field working in all aspects of financial aid and higher education assessment and administration.

Customized solutions are provided in the following key areas:

  • Interim Staffing – When peak processing and/or position vacancies impact your operations, we pride ourselves in providing interim staffing services, either remote or on-site, with qualified temporary personnel who require minimal training.
  • Business Process Review – We conduct a thorough review of your processes and deliver a comprehensive assessment designed to streamline areas such as workflow, management, regulatory policy, financial practices, organizational structure, technology, compliance and more. 
  • Remote Solutions – Services include, but not limited to: ISIR review and processing, federal verification, aid processing and reconciliation, audit compliance review, FISAP reporting, and academic progress review and analysis.   
  • Title IV Compliance Support – Our financial aid experts provide Title IV compliance assessment, R2T4 compliance review, disbursement or verification audit, policy and procedure reviews and more.  We also offer training in financial aid best practices.
  • Technology Solutions – We offer expertise and support in platforms such as Banner, CampusVue, Datatel, Ellucian Colleague, PeopleSoft, Populi and PowerFAIDS, as well as several eCampus-based systems including Common Origination and Disbursement, DL Tools, EdConnect, EdExpress and FISAP.
  • Business Intelligence – We can develop custom powerful real-time data analytics and dashboards to enhance understanding, gain insights and improve decision-making.  
  • Campus Genie – A specialized tool designed to customize communications, influence behavior and create interactive journeys that help you attract the right students for your school.  
Husch BlackwellHusch Blackwell

More than 250 higher education clients trust Husch Blackwell attorneys to handle their compliance, operations and litigation legal services, allowing them to focus on their educational mission. Our higher education clients include major research institutions, academic medical centers, religiously affiliated institutions, regional universities, private colleges, nursing and allied health schools, community colleges, proprietary schools and publicly traded school groups.

With more than 40 attorneys, our Higher Education law group is one of the largest such practices in the United States. The law firm's higher education group includes attorneys with decades of experience resolving the most complex challenges confronting colleges and universities. Several of our education attorneys gained valuable industry insights while serving as in-house counsel at educational institutions, major corporations and government agencies, including the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice.

Regent EducationRegent Education

Regent Education is a leading provider of SaaS solutions that simplify the financial aid process for higher education institutions offering traditional and nontraditional enrollment models. Regent offers a suite of solutions encompassing the automation of financial aid management, verification processes, student financial planning, and state financial aid application. Regent's financial aid management solutions offer institutions an unprecedented ability to automate the financial aid process to increase efficiency, mitigate compliance risks, expand enrollment, improve the student experience, and enhance financial management and financial aid lifecycle visibility.

Sierra-CedarSierra-Cedar

Sierra-Cedar identifies, embraces, and implements transformative technologies using innovative approaches that empower organizations to modernize and transform with confidence. Their comprehensive, integrated portfolio of services spans multiple industries to address their clients’ unique business challenges. Sierra-Cedar is a leading Higher Education implementer of Oracle Student Financial Planning Cloud, Oracle Student Management Cloud, Oracle Cloud Applications, PeopleSoft, and Amazon Web Services.

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EdFiEducation Loan Finance

Education Loan Finance (also known as ELFI) is a division of Tennessee-based SouthEast Bank which launched in 2015 and is designed to assist borrowers with student loan refinancing as well as with undergraduate, graduate and parent private student loans. We make financing your future simple by offering easy payment options, affordable rates, and flexible terms in an application process that is transparent and secure. Ready for something truly different? You'll never go it alone. When you apply, you'll receive your own Student Loan Advisor, an expert ready to walk you through the application process and answer any questions along the way.

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