When it comes to financial aid, self-service serves everyone

It’s too hard for too many

More than 85% of students use financial aid. But an astounding 63% either incorrectly estimate or report not knowing their loan amount (Brookings).

As a result, students over-borrow, over-spend, fail to graduate on time or at all, and lack a realistic plan to manage post-graduation debt. First-generation students in particular—30% of students in higher education—struggle to navigate the process.

What’s the solution?

Easier access to better information for students, families, and financial aid officers is key to addressing these challenges. While this will require a multi-pronged approach, there is one smart, affordable solution financial aid officers can implement today: self-service.

Download this eBook for a look at how an integrated, online solution can make things easier for students, staff, families, and institutions, including:

  • How to take advantage of online, self-service tools that students already use to manage all aspects of their lives
  • Why first-generation and low-income students particularly stand to benefit from self-service
  • How much more efficient and effective financial aid officers can be when students are empowered

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To learn about Ellucian’s self-service financial aid solution, visit Colleague Self-Service Financial Aid